Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony Sees Historic Handshake

South Korean President Moon Jae-in shook hands with Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean pioneer Kim Jong Un, as geopolitics and brandishing attempt blended at the opening of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.


Kim Yo-Jong applauds during the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

Minutes into an astounding opening service, Moon welcomed various world pioneers including Kim Yo Jong and North Korea’s 90-year-old formal head of state Kim Yong Nam, the leader of the North’s Olympic appointment.

Kim Yo Jong is the primary individual from the North’s decision line to visit the south since the finish of the Korean War in 1953. Indeed, even months back, such an experience would have been unbelievable.




President, who has been vocal in his feedback of North Korea in the runup to the Games, sat apathetic, a couple of feet away.

Subjects of peace

A mammoth pigeon lit up the sky, popular South Korean artists sang John Lennon’s Imagine and, most fundamentally of all, competitors from North and South Korea strolled in together without precedent for a long time.

The message was not unpretentious. Drawing on topics of agreement and solidarity, the function gave Koreans trust – regardless of whether it keeps going – that their countries, still in fact at war, may one day discover peace.

The South Korean flag "Taegeukgi" is seen during the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang.

In an intricate finale, pre-taped for the TV communicate to guarantee nothing turned out badly, more than 1,200 arranged automatons shaped the Olympic rings in the sky.


Soohrang, the white tiger, played a starring role in the opening ceremony.




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