Febrero 19, 2018

New Medal Events Make Their Olympic Debut

10 Febrero 2018, 01:53 | Crisanna Felipe

New Medal Events Make Their Olympic Debut

New Medal Events Make Their Olympic Debut

The opening ceremony was attended by several heads of state and included North Korea's ceremonial leader, Kim Yong Nam, and the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Pence said his team had not requested a meeting, but that if it did happen, he would continue his message that North Korea must entirely abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile efforts and will remain under pressure until it does so.

When organizers shut down servers to deal with the attack, the Pyeongchang 2018 website stopped working, and some spectators who had bought tickets for the opening ceremony were unable to print out their reservations.

"We thank you", he said.

At the event Moon said he hoped the Winter Olympics would be remembered as the "day peace began".

Twenty-two North Korean athletes were sent to the Games to compete.

Pence also noted he wasn't concerned with keeping the focus on North Korea amid the "charm offensive" on display at the Winter Olympics.

This was the first art performance by North Koreans in the rival South since August 2002.

Kim and his entourage including Kim Yo-Jong, the sister of North Korean leader, were welcomed by South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyun at Incheon International Airport.

It was that position which led the U.S. Treasury Department to blacklist her a year ago for censorship and "severe human rights abuses".

Kim is thought to be about 30 years old, around four years younger than her brother.

Trumo and Kim Jong Un impersonators make an appearance.

A huge cheer greeted flagbearers Hwang Chung-gum, 22, a North Korean ice hockey player, and Won Yun-jong, 32, a South Korean bobsleigh star, as they led the unified team of athletes.

NBC: Primetime coverage begins February 8 - a day before the opening ceremony - with figure skating, skiing and ski jumping.

Experts have cautioned that the current burst of sports diplomacy does not put an end to underlying regional tensions. Oh, and the North decided the eve of the games' opening was the ideal time to hold a military parade.

The first gold medal of the 2018 Olympics is likely to come in cross country skiing.

Kim Yo-jong, the influential sister of North Korea leader Kim Jong-un, was sat one row behind United States of America vice-president Mike Pence in the VIP section.

US President Donald Trump has been engaged in a long-running war of words with Kim Jong Un, sparking fears the rhetorical battle could spill over into a live conflict.

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