February 19, 2019

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"We are all touched by this wonderful gesture", said Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympic Committee, according to AP. "Over the next days, the world will be looking to you for inspiration".

The 23rd Olympic Winter Games will officially kick off Friday in Pyeongchang, South Korea, with fantastic spectacle and a parade of participating nations.

While Mr. Moon and Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, both shook hands with Mr. Kim, Mr. Pence did not, South Korean officials said.

"We get along personally, so I believe that Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, if they talked they'd probably get along".

Park Jong-ah, 21, has been the South Korean captain and has retained her captaincy after the two Korean teams were combined for the Olympics. "We want peace, everybody wants peace, nobody wants war".

Shaun White practices ahead of the Olympic WInter Games Pyeongchang 2018 on February 9, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. "He said it would create chaos and confusion in South Korea".

NBC: Primetime coverage begins February 8 - a day before the opening ceremony - with figure skating, skiing and ski jumping. She actually lit the cauldron as the home crowd roared.

The protagonists for the opening extravaganza were five child actors from Gangwon Province, representing the five Olympic rings and the five elements - fire, water, wood, metal and earth - on a journey that connects past, present and future. Some details of the opening ceremony remain closely guarded secrets, but expect a celebration of Korean culture and history.

In the portion called the "Arirang: The River of Time" Kim Nam-gi sang the soulful "Jeongseon Arirang" folk song.

However, the initial stages of ski jumping and curling started on Thursday.

The biggest global event in the sports calendar is here.

No U.S. female cross-country skier has ever won an Olympic medal.

The exiting competition will last for 16 days and will see the athletes compete in 15 different sports.

Can reigning men's gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan overcome injury and defend his title against Chan?

After complexities sparking litigation that literally carried on until Friday morning, 168 are due to compete as "Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation".

Decorated with flashy LED lights, fiery explosions, catchy K-pop music, and elaborate performances, the opening ceremony at this year's 23rd winter games is set to become another legendary memory. At the last moment, though, they handed off the flame to former Olympic champion figure skater Yuna Kim, arguably South Korea's most famous person.

Not here: National Hockey League players, for the first time at a Winter Games since 1994.

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