Highlights from the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony

  • Daniel Orton
    By Daniel Orton

Athletes from South and North Korea marched into the Olympic Stadium together behind a Korean flag showing the whole peninsula in blue at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. South Korea's President Moon Jae-in waved and smiled, as did IOC President Thomas Bach, as the Korea athletes marched together with two flag-bearers.Behind them all, in the back row and wearing fur hats against the cold, were North Korea's President Kim Young Nam and Kim Yo Jong, the sister of the leader of North Korea Kim Jong Un, silently watching.Bach praised both Olympic committees for combining their athletes for the games, saying it was an example of the unifying power of the Olympic Games.The crowd were treated to an incredible fireworks display, and watched as South Korea's 2010 Olympic gold medallist, Kim Yuna, lit the Olympic cauldron which will burn throughout the Games.

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