With the Netherlands dominating the velocity skating occasions through successful 8 of the 12 to be had medals to this point, together with all 4 golds, Dutch band Kleintje Pils’s tasks on the Wintry weather Video games prolong to preserving the birthday party going at Holland Space after the night time’s racing is completed.
IMAGE: Dutch band Kleintje Pils performs for athletes and enthusiasts earlier than the velocity skating pageant on the Wintry weather Olympics, in Gangneung Oval – Gangneung, South Korea. : Phil Noble/Reuters
The musicians from the Netherlands entertaining enthusiasts on the Gangneung Oval are just about as keen on Ok-pop as they’re of Dutch velocity skater Sven Kramer.
Kleintje Pils, who first performed on the Nagano Video games 20 years in the past, have grow to be a fixture of the Wintry weather Olympics, and in Korea they’ve the target audience grooving to their model of Gangnam Taste – Korean rapper Psy’s world YouTube hit from 2012.
“We are more than happy to peer the Korean folks and the target audience from far and wide the arena are eager about the best way how we play it,” band chief Ruud Bakker informed Reuters between units on the Oval.
“It approach luck with this tune to each Korea and us.”
Invited to accomplish through the Korean Olympic committee, the band’s stint in Pyeongchang marks their 8th Video games look, and their performances throughout ice preparation were one of the vital highlights.
With the Netherlands dominating the velocity skating occasions through successful 8 of the 12 to be had medals to this point, together with all 4 golds, the band’s tasks prolong to preserving the birthday party going at Holland Space after the night time’s racing is completed.
“It is a giant birthday party as a result of we’ve got gained races, and that implies we’re glad,” Bakker added. “You’ll be able to see the Dutch enthusiasts are at all times with colored fits and orange and picket sneakers like we’ve got.
“They sing the songs and they’re excited to be right here.”
Essentially the most notable absentee from the massive Dutch birthday party used to be Kramer himself.
The 31-year-old skated into the report books on Sunday through successful his 3rd consecutive Olympic gold medal within the five,000 metres, however selected to not rejoice at Holland Space as a result of he nonetheless has paintings to do.
“Sven will race the 10,000m on Thursday,” Bakker mentioned. “The entire nation is speaking about it. This is crucial race for the entire Olympics, the 10,000m for Sven.”
IMAGE: Kleintje Pils, who first performed on the Nagano Video games 20 years in the past, have grow to be a fixture of the Wintry weather Olympics. Their stint in Pyeongchang marks their 8th Video games look. : John Sibley/Reuters
On the Vancouver Video games in 2010, a blunder value Kramer gold within the 10,000 and he’s nonetheless in search of victory within the longest Olympic distance.
Kramer completed first in Vancouver, however used to be disqualified for opting for the improper lane.
He took silver in Sochi Video games 4 years later in the back of group mate Jorrit Bergsma, so the 10,000 in Korea has particular importance for him.
If he wins, Kleintje Pils will play their section, breaking into Frisian Anthem in honour of the local of Friesland – the northwestern province that has produced probably the most highest Dutch velocity skaters.
“We are hoping Sven will win the 10,000m. It’ll be a large crown on his profession,” Bakker mentioned.
“In fact he’ll wish to now not most effective listen the nationwide anthem however maximum of all of the Frisian Anthem as a result of he’s born in Friesland, the a part of Holland the place velocity skating is in everybody’s blood and center.”