(Toronto Star) It wasn’t long after the Air Canada flight containing Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir touched down at South Korea’s largest airport that the Canadian figure skating duo was greeted by a loud and happy throng.
Who were those people waving Canadian flags and cheering with a patriotic fervour that suggested they carried passports bearing the national maple leaf? Most of them were not Canadians. Some were members of the Korean Supporters, a group of Korean volunteers who plan to devote their Olympics to an unusual mission: Cheering for countries other than their own.
“Everyone else in Korea is going to support Korea. We’re trying to focus on other countries,” said Ki Yang Cho, head of communications for the Korean Supporters, speaking through a translator.