Febrero 19, 2018

Winter Olympics kick off in South Korea

10 Febrero 2018, 02:31 | Gerardo Tarin

Winter Olympics kick off in South Korea

South Korean President Moon Jae-in shakes hands with Kim Yo-jong a sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the opening ceremony of the Pyeong Chang Winter Olympic Games in the city located some 180 kilometers east of Seoul on Feb. 9

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, shared a historic handshake after their two countries marched together at an energetic and colourful Winter Olympic Games Opening Ceremony here today.

The last team out were the Koreans, with athletes from north and south of the border entering the arena together under a united flag, prompting a huge cheer from the crowd.

In the front row of the grandstand, United States' Vice-President Mike Pence stood to wave and applaud the US team as they made their circuit of the stadium.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met a group of North Korean defectors during the second day of his visit to South Korea, where he arrived on Thursday to attend the opening ceremony.

"Soohorang not only has a challenging spirit and passion, but is also a trustworthy friend who protects the athletes, spectators and all the participants of the Olympic Games", the Olympics website says.

Earlier Friday, Pence went to even greater lengths to avoid Kim Yong-nam at a dinner put on by South Korean president Moon Jae-in.

The two hockey players are the most decorated on the unified Korean women's hockey team, with Park as the team captain and Jong being the highest scoring North Korean player in recent memory.

The ceremony's signature moment delivered another flash of unity as two athletes from the joint Koreas women's hockey team climbed the stairs to the cauldron with the Olympic torch.

At least that was the motto one Korean fan followed in his attempt to get on stage during the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Pyeongchang.

The White House said Mr Pence and Ms Kim did not interact during the event. "So we had our own", Aussie aerial skier and two-time Olympian David Morris said in his video post to social media. Thirty years after hosting the Summer Games, the Pyeongchang Olympics has commenced with a hope for peace from everyone around the world. For 16 days, athletes from around the world will compete in a range of winter sporting events.

Performances during the ceremony showcased the sweep of Korean history and culture, with the performance entitled "The Land of Peace".

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