Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony was a happy, heavy spectacle

12 February, 2018, 17:16 | Author: Wade Massey
  • Kim Yo-jong is seen standing behind US Vice President Mike Pence at the opening ceremony

Overnights for Pyeongchang also topped the opening ceremony for the 2016 Rio Summer games, which brought in a 16.5 and were the lowest overnight rating for a summer Olympics opening ceremony since 1992.

She and Kim Yong Nam, the North's 90-year-old nominal head of state, were seated behind Moon and his wife, while Mr Pence and his wife were seated beside the Moons and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Washington has pursued a strategy of exerting maximum pressure on Pyongyang through tough sanctions and harsh rhetoric, demanding it give up its pursuit of nuclear weapons first for any dialogue to occur.

Mr Moon said the Koreas should "make it happen" and encouraged the north to return to negotiations with the US.

The U.S. and its allies are not ruling out military action against North Korea, Vice President Mike Pence told NBC News.

Pyongyang conducted its largest nuclear test a year ago and in November tested its most advanced intercontinental ballistic missile that experts said has the range to reach anywhere in the United States.

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Ms Kim invited Mr Moon to visit "at the earliest date possible", a spokesman for South Korea's presidential palace said.

The former sung the South Korean national anthem with 25 elementary school children, while the latter performed its 2017 hit "Shangri-La", which features Korean traditional aesthetics.

"We know that Western media are planning pseudo-investigations on the theme of "Russian fingerprints" in hacking attacks on information resources related to the hosting of the Winter Olympic Games in the Republic of Korea", Russia's foreign ministry said.

The two countries have also formed a joint women's hockey team, which consists of 23 South Koreans and 12 North Koreans. "I wanted to connect South Korea's past, present and future".

Although the Opening Ceremony for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics seemed watchable by all ages, many Japanese TV viewers thought one segment should have been labeled: "Warning: not suitable for young children".

Busses carrying a 280-member delegation of North Korean cheerleaders crosses a checkpoint on Tongil bridge after arriving in South Korea, in Paju on February 7, 2018. The supporters waved blue and white flags that showed an undivided Korean Peninsula.

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