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Korea's high-level Olympic delegation arrives in PyeongChang

Korea's high-level Olympic delegation arrives in PyeongChang

An estimated 35,000 spectators inside the Olympic Stadium were given seat warmers, wind shields, hats and gloves with temperatures as low as -6C during the two hour-long ceremony.

The sister of North Korea's leader became the first member of her family to visit South Korea since the 1950-53 Korean War when she arrived in the country on Friday as part of a high-level delegation attending the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Kim Yo Jong has been an increasingly prominent figure in North Korea's leadership and is considered one of the few people who has earned Kim Jong Un's absolute trust.

Members of a delegation from North Korea, part of an Olympics partnership between the two Korean rivals, watched from high in the stadium a performance called "The Land of Peace" and as past South Korean athletes paraded a large southern flag.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was also among the group. Just how the seating arrangements will play out wasn't immediately clear.

Kim Yong Nam and Kim Yo Jong, both of them in dark coats with fur collars, were met at the airport by the South's unification minister and other officials, exchanging pleasantries about the cold weather.

The presence of Kim, who was promoted to the country's Politburo, the senior body of North Korea's communist party, as an alternate member a year ago, represents a hugely significant move in the thawing of relations between the North and South.

This will be the second Olympics held in South Korea; Seoul was the host city for the Summer Olympics in 1988. This was not supposed to be, as some in Seoul grumble, the "Pyongyang Games", a play on the North Korean capital's phonetic similarity to Pyeongchang. "They work hard, great attitude, so it's really going well", she added.

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Pence spokeswoman Alyssa Farah says Pence visited with guests at several tables at Friday's reception, "but did not come across the North Korean delegation".

Security has been tight at these games, with roadblocks and checkpoints set up around each venue.

Select events, including the opening and closing ceremonies, will be available in HDR 4K video, with Dolby Atmos sound. Erin Hamlin, who is competing in women's luge, was selected as the US flag bearer.

The opening ceremony took place at 11am on Friday but hundreds of competitors from countries all round the world were absent. "It is pretty cool", he said.

The IOC is allowing athletes who have proven their innocence to compete individually under the OAR - Olympic Athletes from Russia - moniker while banning the display of the Russian flag or the playing of the national anthem.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is also in Pyeongchang for the opening ceremony.

"Iran has four competitors at the Olympics, which run from February 9-25".

South Korean restaurants have refused to stop selling dog meat for the duration of the Winter Olympics despite the practice receiving widespread condemnation. They then switched back to dog meat, ' he said. He couldn't miss this.


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