Even with no women’s slalom race to watch at blustery Yongpyong Alpine Center, the North Korean cheer squad put on quite a show.

It was a more organized scene than the boisterous brass bands and drum groups often found at European skiing races on the World Cup circuit.

About 150 people _ some in red, others wearing pale blue, equally divided in different blocks of seats _ came to watch North Korean racer Kim Ryon Hyang.

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It shaped up as a long wait from the scheduled 10:15 a.m. start: She was scheduled to race 83rd in an 83-racer lineup. 

But a postponement came one hour later. Still, the cheerleaders stayed and sang, and swayed and waved their flags.

They were the last holdouts in tribunes that quickly emptied out otherwise.

Kim is due back at Yongpyong for the next two days to race the rescheduled giant slalom on Thursday and slalom on Friday.

There likely will be space for the cheerleaders, too.

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