Published: Sat, February 10, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

Fake Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un Crash Opening Ceremony

Fake Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un Crash Opening Ceremony

The pre-event talk was dominated by the attendance of a delegation from North Korea, led by leader Kim Jong-un's sister, Kim Yo-jong.

U.S. vice president Mike Pence sat a row ahead of Ms Kim and the North's nominal head of state, Kim Yong Nam, as they watched the games begin - officials from two nations that many worry are on the brink of nuclear conflict. After showing up late, the VP meant to quickly leave after a photo session. She shook hands with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the beginning of the ceremony.

North Korean taekwondo practitioners are scheduled to return home next Thursday via a land route, while the ITF officials will take a flight from Incheon International Airport.

The PyeongChang Winter Olympics marks the 10th marching together of the two Koreas under a unified flag at the opening ceremony of an worldwide sports competition.

North Korea is sending athletes and a large delegation to its southern neighbour as relations - at least temporarily - thaw between the two nations on the eve of one of the coldest Games on record.

"United, we are stronger than all the forces that want to divide us", Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, said to a round of applause. Despite the ban, 168 "Olympic Athletes from Russia" will compete in Pyeongchang.

Also present at the opening ceremony parade were chef-de-mission Datuk Dr Mumtaz Jafaar, alpine skier Jeffrey Webb and team manager Irene Cheow.

Speaking with NBC's Lester Holt on the sidelines of the 23rd Olympic Winter Games, in PyeongChang, South Korea, Pence, who is leading the US delegation there, made clear that the USA was not ruling out military options as tensions continued to roil the Korean Peninsula.

Their story is one that many in Korea hope for: unification of the north and south almost 70 years after war divided the country. As the head of North Korea's parliament, he became the most powerful North Korean to visit their southern neighbors in 65 years, per Telegraph.

"We are here to protest against President Moon-Jin government's policy on the Pyeongchang Olympics", protester Kang Min Soo said. Pence stayed for only five minutes before leaving and headed to Pyeongchang where he applauded the United States delegation of Winter Olympic athletes at the opening ceremony.

The four senior DPRK delegates will have a meeting and lunch with President Moon on Saturday, according to South Korea's presidential Blue House.

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