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(VIDEO) Look inside the Olympic athlete village in South Korea

Viewers are offered a glimpse into the Olympic Village in South Korea. (YouTube)
February 06, 2018

The Olympic Council of Ireland recently posted a video to YouTube, and viewers are offered a glimpse into the Olympic athlete village in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

In the video, the viewer is taken from the Welcome Center into the Village Plaza, then across the grounds and into the large Dining Hall. Finally, after a tour of the Athlete Lounge, the athletes’ living quarters are displayed.

Just on Monday, South Korea deployed 900 members of its military to take over Olympic security after 1,200 guards were taken off duty due to a norovirus outbreak.

The virus, also known as the winter vomiting bug, affected at least 41 guards, who experienced unexpected episodes of vomiting and diarrhea. All 41 guards had been staying in the same building.

To be cautious, all security guards were replaced with the South Korean soldiers as of Monday, according to the Pyeongchang Olympics Committee.

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“The military personnel … will be responsible for security checks of the 20 venues as they take up jobs such as security searches, previously done by civilian safety personnel, until the patients’ condition is normalized,” the committee said in a statement.

All accommodations and transportation were also being disinfected.

The Korean Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) also made a statement Monday.

“KCDC dispatched an immediate response team to the Pyeongchang site to check additional people for symptoms, check the origin of the exposure, take measures to control infection and prevent spread,” it said.

The Winter Olympics kick off on Thursday and will end Feb. 25.

What the 3-minute tour here:

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