Trump, Kim Jong Un impersonators call for peace at Olympics

Vice President Vice President Mike Pence watches the opening ceremony of the Pyeong Chang Winter Olympics along with Kim Yo-jong the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

20-year-old snowboarder, Seamus O'Connor, has been chosen to bear the flag for Team Ireland at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea today.

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.

The former "figure queen" is also one of the most visible Korean Olympic champions since late Sohn Kee-chung, the 1936 Olympic marathon champion who ran under the Japanese name and flag at the Berlin Olympics in 1936, as South Korea was colonized by Japan from 1910 to 1945.

"The North Koreans, also including Choe Hwi, chairman of the country's National Sports Guidance Committee, and Ri Son Gwon, chairman of the North's agency that deals with inter- Korean affairs a" then moved down a floor on an escalator to board a high-speed train to Pyeongchang.

The Olympics has long had a reputation for sex exploits, with large amounts of condoms being handed out to athletes free at each games.

The Ocean District in PyeongChang has noticed an increase in the price of fish during the Olympics because of the influx of people visiting.

The two Koreas marched together and South Korea's president shared a historic handshake with Kim Jong Un's sister as the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics opened in a spirit of intense rapprochement on Friday.

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Tonga's Pita Taufatofua-the bare-chested, grass-skirted, oiled-up sensation of the Rio Summer Olympics-carried his nation's flag again after making the Olympics in cross-country skiing.

"I'm guessing that in addition to negotiating the levels for the seating, the two sides have negotiated the arrival times", he said.

"South Korea wants easing of tensions and dialogue with North Korea in order to prevent an outbreak of war due to misjudgment", Mr. Cheong said.

The International Olympic Committee invited 169 Russians who have met the anti-doping criteria to compete as independent athletes and their team will be known as the "Olympic Athletes from Russia".

North Korea have 22 athletes competing in the Games, but none are considered to be realistic medal prospects.

But amid the complicated politics of reunification, many South Koreans resented Kim's intrusion into an event they had been working toward for seven years.

"This is a very special moment for Korea, " he said.

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