Olympians Chloe Kim & Evgenia Medvedeva Are Self-Proclaimed K-Pop Fans

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Chloe Kim attends a press conference at the Main Press Centre during previews ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on Feb. 8, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea.

All eyes are on the athletes at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, and many of those athletes are tuning in to K-pop.

Aside from South Korean athletes being fans of Korean pop music -- that country's first gold medalist at Pyeongchang, short track speed skater Lim Hyojun, is a fan of Red Velvet’s Joy, while snowboarder Jeong Haerim has talked about being a longtime fan of Super Junior and short track speed skater Lee Yubin relieves stress with BTS-- some international stars have spoken about their listening loves.

Evgenia Medvedeva, a standout figure skater from Russia, is a huge K-pop fan. She told the Washington Post that she listened to EXO before performing on Sunday night, and she’s also shared videos of herself dancing to both EXO and BTS on her official YouTube channel.

American gold medalist snowboarder Chloe Kim, one of the most prominent U.S. athletes at the Games, is also a self-professed K-pop fan. She told ESPN recently that she listens to CL before she competes, and during a press conference in Seoul last year Kim said that she enjoys music from Girls' Generation, f(x), SHINee, and Super Junior.

Both Medvedeva and Kim are in for a special treat at the Closing Ceremony, where  CL and EXO are reportedly performing. 

While not in the limelight, K-pop had a place of honor at the Opening Ceremony and several K-pop artists served as the soundtrack of the night, with music by the likes of BTS, Psy, Twice, BIGBANG and more playing during the parade of Olympians.


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