Winter Olympics 2018: medal count results

Winter Olympics 2018: medal count results

The Opening Ceremony will feature spectacles from dancers and local performers, including a troupe of five children, from Pyeongchang's Gangwon Province, who will perform costumed dances. The worldwide sports competition will last through February 25.

Over 17 days, more than 3,000 of the world's best athletes will compete in 102 medal events in 15 sports. The visit marks the first time that a member of the Kim family has visited the country.

The two nations will also march together at the opening ceremony under a united flag.

Mike McRoberts is at Pyeongchang, covering the Winter Olympics for Newshub.

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Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of the reclusive state's leader, arrived in South Korea shortly after the protests, during which demonstrators scuffled with riot police outside the Winter Olympics stadium.

The 23rd Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang begin on Friday and are set to be the coldest in history.

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The North has sent almost 500 people to the Pyeongchang Games including officials, athletes, artists and cheerleaders after the Koreas agreed to a series of conciliatory gestures to mark the event.

Speculation emerged within Seoul that additional rendezvous between Moon and the North's Kim Yo Jong could be possible during the Olympics, according to South Korea's Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation.

When will Indian athletes and contingent make their entrance in the Opening Ceremony?

Team Canada entered the stadium a little after 7 a.m. ET with its largest-ever contingent - 225 athletes and 87 coaches donning red-and-white gear featuring the maple leaf. Shiva Keshavan will bear India's flag.

Their summit comes as Moon plays the part of Olympic diplomat, aiming to resolve tensions on the peninsula through dialogue, while the US and Japan stick to their strategy of "maximum pressure" on North Korea, imposing strong sanctions on Pyongyang until the isolated country comes to the table for denuclearization. Jagdish Singh will represent India in the Men's 15 km freestyle cross-skiing while Shiva Keshavan will take part in the Luge competition.

However, Open Doors estimates a growing number of Christians (currently around 300,000) in the country, despite the nation being number one on the Open Doors 2018 World Watch List, which ranks the countries in which it is hardest to be a Christian.

JioTV have acquired broadcast rights for the games.

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