Countries have begun to check into the Athletes' Village in Pyeongchang ©Government of South Korea

Jamaica's women's bobsleigh team are among the first countries to move into the Athletes' Village for next month's Winter Olympic Games, South Korean officials revealed today.

They were joined by representatives from Belgium, Brazil and Romania.

All four teams will be part of the first welcome ceremony at the Athletes' Village on February 5. 

Pyeongchang 2018 expect athletes from other countries to start checking into the Village on Wednesday (January 31). 

There are two Athletes' Village.

The Pyeongchang Olympic Village serves athletes in snow events, which will be held in Pyeongchang and nearby Jeongseon.

The Gangneung Olympic Village is for athletes in ice sports, which will be held in Gangneung, just east of Pyeongchang.

Jamaica have qualified for the women's bobsleigh for the first time.

Their team features pilot Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian and brake duo Carrie Russell and Audra Segree. 

They're the first Jamaican women to qualify for Olympic bobsleigh, exactly 30 years after their men competed at the Winter Olympics for the first time at Calgary 1988 and inspired the film Cool Runnings.

Jamaica have qualified for the women's Olympic bobsleigh competition for the first time ©Twitter
Jamaica have qualified for the women's Olympic bobsleigh competition for the first time ©Twitter

Fenlator was born in the United States and represented them at Sochi 2014. 

She switched to join her father's native Jamaica in 2015.

"Pyeongchang will be my second appearance at the Winter Games, but it is just as special as my first," the 32-year-old said.

"This time I have the opportunity to represent my other home - Jamaica - and make history as the first female team representing the country in the Winter Olympic Games."

Russell, winner of a gold medal in the 4x100 metres relay at the International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships in Moscow in 2013, will make her first Winter Olympic appearance at Pyeongchang 2018.

"This is one of the happiest moments of my life," the 27-year-old said. 

"I never dreamed that I would become a bobsled athlete."

Sagree is also a former sprinter.

"A leap of faith and a dream come true later I will be representing my country as one of the first women bobsled athletes in the Olympics," the 27-year-old said. 

"I am overwhelmed with joy knowing that I have helped make history for my country. 

"I am really grateful for this experience."