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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister and two other high-level officials will travel to the South on Friday for the opening ceremony after agreeing to participate in the games, providing a respite to months of rising tension on the divided peninsula.

North Korea's Winter Olympics delegation were swamped by media as they attended their welcome ceremony at the Athletes' Village in Gangneung on Thursday.

"Kim Yo-jong is Kim Jong-un's only sibling who is part of the North Korean leadership", the South Korean newswire Yonhap notes.

North Korea is sending athletes to the Olympics in South Korea, which is raising all sorts of questions.

The medley commenced with "Nice To Meet You", an iconic North Korean traditional number that is widely known to South Koreans, later followed by "Arirang", a famous Korean folk song that will also be played during the joint entrance of the two Koreas at Friday's opening ceremony.

At the airport, the Koreans from Japan were welcomed by members of the South Side Committee for Implementing June 15 Declaration, a body that calls for the implementation of a set of agreements for inter-Korean reconciliation and cooperation signed at the end of the landmark inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang in 2000.

Vice-President Mike Pence, who will attend the opening ceremony, told troops on Thursday at Yokata Air Base, Japan, that the USA was ready to act if necessary. That was a competition in winter sports that took place every few years starting in 1901.

The US Vice President's announcement came after Taiwan's Central News Agency revealed that the Chinese military would cross the border into the North in the event of a war.

S. Vice President further said that the objective of his trip was to "make sure that North Korea doesn't use the powerful symbolism and the backdrop of the Winter Olympics to paper over the truth about their regime".

"I'm just going into this with an open mind and just hoping to ski as fast as I can and finish the race knowing that I left everything out on the track", the 23-year-old said. "But we'll see what happens".

After several missile and nuclear tests, there are fears North Korea, an autocratic, unpredictable state, may now have a nuclear weapon they're able to fit on a missile - one that could reach the US.

Military vehicles through streets in Pyongyang, North Korea. South Korean President Moon Jae-in has adopted a much more conciliatory approach to thaw relations with the country's northern neighbors.

Mr Kim rallied North Korea's soldiers, smiling widely in a long black coat and black fedora as goose-stepping troops marched around the square. But Pence is trying to keep the focus on North Korea's threatening behavior and continue to pressure the regime with sanctions.

"She lived in the embassy under an alias with her brother", Michael Madden, a North Korean expert who runs a leadership-watch blog and contributes to Johns Hopkins University's Korean Studies site, told ABC News. 242: The number of athletes on the US team; it's a record.

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