PyeongChang Winter Olympics hacked during opening ceremony, claims organisers

Winter Olympics 2018 begin with vivid colourful opening ceremony at Pyeongchang

Winter Olympics 2018 begin with vivid colourful opening ceremony at Pyeongchang

Kim was honored as the final torch bearer to light the Olympic cauldron for this year's games, after two athletes from the inter-Korean women's hockey team, one skater from North Korea and another from the South, passed the flame along. She wanted them to know she was happy they were going, she told them, even as she anxious they might not make it home.

Welcoming Pence to the presidential Blue House, Moon took the opportunity to highlight the visit of the North Korean officials to the games, calling them "Olympic Games of peace".

"Pence sat in front row and talked to Moon and Abe and their spouses, and the North Koreans sat in the back and didn't talk to anybody, and that image is telling", the officials said.

The young North Korean leader and his sister were favourites of their father, who ruled North Korea from 1994-2011. Moon and Kim Yong Nam were due to be in the stands as well, a Blue House spokesperson told CNN.

Kim Yo Jong has also captured the media's attention. "And I wish for a future of unification and prosperity".

Moon, who has pledged to improve relations with North Korea in a peaceful manner, may also receive a personal message from Kim Jong Un, possibly including a proposal for a summit.

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 yesterday (Feb 9).


Arriving on her brother Kim Jong Un's white private jet for a three-day visit, Kim Yo Jong and the country's 90-year-old nominal head of state Kim Yong Nam are scheduled to meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on February 10 in a luncheon at Seoul's presidential palace.

Tensions between the two soared previous year as Pyongyang launched intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the U.S. mainland and carried out by far its most powerful nuclear test to date.

Pyongyang has ruled out a meeting with the United States delegation during the Winter Games. Also on hand was US Vice President Mike Pence. Lawmakers from Moon's liberal ruling party have talked about the possibility of South Korea sending a special envoy to Pyongyang to meet with Kim Jong-un. It was the only documentation on the table on the North Korean side. "But today we thought it was important to make sure the truth is told".

Kim won Korea's only figure skating gold medal with her performance at the Vancouver Games and while she has always been the hot favourite for the role at Friday's opening ceremony she said it had only been confirmed a couple of months earlier.

Their stories demonstrate the fear the North Korean regime inspires in the American mind, even as South Koreans who live within miles of the contentious border every day greet the provocations and threats of nuclear war with shrugs.

That prompted her friend, John Jeff, to want to go to the Olympics even more: "I want to represent what I think America should be", he said, "as a counterpoint to what people are seeing".

By sending a youthful, photogenic person who will undoubtedly attract global attention during the games, North Korea may also be trying to craft a fresher public image and defang any US effort to use the Olympics to highlight the North's brutal human rights record.

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