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'Trump' and 'Un' thrown out of Olympic Games ceremony

'Trump' and 'Un' thrown out of Olympic Games ceremony

Pence stood to cheer Team USA when they entered the stadium in PyeongChang, but left before the unified Korean team marched in, the New York Times reported.

"North Korea has to accept change, they have to abandon their nuclear ambitions", Pence said. "This will be the competition of your life". Look out: the American women's team has been steadily winning medals recently on the World Cup tour.

The stunning image was beamed around the world during the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang Games, where the two enjoyed the festivities while many worry their two nations are on the brink of a nuclear showdown.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's influential sister attended today's opening ceremony and shook hands with South Korean leader Moon Jae-in; the pair are scheduled to have lunch together.

Others dignitaries in attendance included Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.

The white aircraft had Democratic People's Republic of Korea, North Korea's official name, inscribed in black in Korean on its side, followed by the North Korean flag. It was the rivals' first joint Olympic march since 2007.

"We thank you", he said. "We want peace, everybody wants peace, nobody wants war".

Moon has been trying to use the Olympics in Pyeongchang as an opportunity to revive meaningful communication with North Korea after a period of diplomatic stalemate.

Pence meant to counter "what Prime Minister Abe rightly called a "charm offensive" around the Olympics" by the North, he said. Retired Olympic figure skating champion Kim Yu Na was the final person to carry the flame.

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In the portion called the "Arirang: The River of Time" Kim Nam Gi sung the soulful "Jeongseon Arirang" folk song. "The stage will unfold like a winter fairytale depicting the children's adventure".

With a 9.2/16 in metered market results, last night's 8 - 11:30 PM ET soft launch of sorts took a ski slope slide of 22% from the Comcast-owned net's February 6, 2014 coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games.

Here, too: Norway's Maren Lundby, victor this season of seven of 11 World Cup women's ski jump events.

No U.S. female cross-country skier has ever won an Olympic medal. That has led some athletes to talk about skipping it for fear of hypothermia.

But it turns out, the athletes from Bermuda have worn Bermuda shorts at past Olympics opening ceremonies for the Parade of Nations.

It is the third Winter Olympics being held in Asia after the 1972 Sapporo Games and the 1998 Nagano Games.

There was a palpable excitement in this isolated, rugged mountain town, as one of the poorest, coldest and most disgruntled parts of an otherwise prosperous South Korea kicked off two weeks of winter sports, Olympic spectacle and, just maybe, a bit of inter-Korean reconciliation.

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


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