North Korean women's hockey player Hwang Chung-gum and South Korean bobsleigh pilot Won Yun-jong both clutched the flag pole in a noteworthy display of unity.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in sat next to the powerful sister of the North's leader Kim Jong-un at a concert in Seoul by musicians from Pyongyang, as conservative protesters burned the North's flag outside on Sunday. The riverside facility is named after late U.S. Army commander Walton Walker, who's considered a war hero in the South for his battles against the North during the Korean War.
Moon is scheduled to host a luncheon at the Blue House presidential palace in Seoul Saturday for the delegation. We surely have to win competitions but I mean attending the Olympics has a significant meaning, " the North's Alpine coach, Pyon Yong Do, said after a meeting of coaches on Sunday.
The Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation and United States are locked in a battle for the other two medals.
The report also highlighted the joint entry by the two teams of the DPRK and South Korea into the stadium. "The global flashpoint of North Korea is just 60 miles away, and yet the power of sport has bridged that gap". "We are making sure our systems are secure and they are secure", said a spokesman for the International Olympic Committee, adding that it's their objective to maintain secure operations.
Choe and Kim Yo Jong also are under direct American sanctions for human rights abuses related to their roles in censoring information in North Korea.
According to the U.S. Department of Treasury, Kim Yo Jong is the Vice Director of the Workers' Party of Korea Propaganda and Agitation Department.
With the eyes of the world upon her, she knew she had to be flawless. "They have people hungry in North Korea".
Now, South Korea's allies must decide whether to stand back and allow Moon to pursue his policies of reconciliation, or put the screws back on to Pyonyang.
The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the first Games held in South Korea in 30 years, officially opened on Friday with fireworks, song and symbolism featured amid celebrations of light, peace, and harmony. It was built in the 1960s under the government of late anti-communist dictator Park Chung-hee as a luxury facility for USA troops stationed in South Korea.
But Pence did not join the joyous welcome for the Korean detente: he remained seated with his wife, Karen Pence, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, while others in the VIP box rose to cheer on the Koreans.
Moon made it clear that the issue was an internal affair and that it was inappropriate for Abe to have brought up the matter, Reuters reported. The official added that Pence does not believe that the invitation dilutes the toughness of the United States pressure campaign on North Korea. In a speech Kim gave on New Year's Day, in which he first raised the possibility of the North participating in the Olympics, he vowed to "mass-produce" nuclear weapons and missiles.