Where to Watch the Winter Olympics, Craft Cocktail in Hand

USA's Lindsey Vonn reacts in the finish

USA's Lindsey Vonn reacts in the finish

Earlier Friday, Abe and Moon affirmed their stance of raising pressure on the North Korea in talks ahead of the Winter Olympics opening ceremony.

Kim Jong-un wanted to meet Moon "at an early date", a spokesman for the Blue House said.

"Our objective here today is to stand with our allies, but it's also to stand up for the truth, and to recognize that whatever images may emerge against the powerful backdrop and idealism of the Olympics, that North Korea has to accept change, " Pence told reporters Friday before traveling to Pyeongchang. The North Koreans were in the room at the same time as Pence, an official said.

A high-ranking delegation from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) joined a dinner meeting hosted by South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, Seoul's unification ministry said Saturday. The two nations have marched together at an Olympics but this time have taken the extraordinary step of combining on the composition of the women's hockey team.

The recent detente, anchored by South Korea's hosting of the Winter Olympic Games, came despite an acceleration in the North's weapons programme previous year and pressure from Seoul's allies in Washington.

Later, North and South Korean athletes both entered the Olympic Stadium together, waving flags of unity - the long-time dream, at least in theory, of many Koreans in the North and South.

Hundreds of anti-North Korea protesters scuffled with riot police not far from the stadium before the opening ceremony began, with some banners reading "Moon regime is leading Korea to destruction".

Pence rode to the reception with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and the two held a private conversation while waiting more than 10 minutes for a photo opportunity with Moon.

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She was the first member of North Korea's ruling family to visit the South, while Kim Yong-nam was the most senior North Korean official to make a cross-border trip.

Kim Yo Jong invited South Korean president Moon Jae-in to North Korea on behalf of her brother.

Fred Warmbier attended the ceremony as Pence's guest, but in the USA delegation box.

White House officials speaking with the press after the evening's Opening Ceremony pushed back on reports in the South Korean media that Pence had snubbed the North Koreans.

Twenty-two North Korean athletes are attending the Games.

In an effort to limit the fiery rhetoric of both leaders, the US and South Korea agreed to suspend military exercises in the region for the duration of the Olympics.

Moon Jae-in shakes hands with Kim Yo-jong during the opening ceremony on February 9.

With the '2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics' finally here, all eyes were fixed (or should I say ears) as trendy K-Pop music rang throughout the grand facility.

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