This Friday, the 23rd edition of the Winter Olympic Games kicked off in PyeongChang, South Korea. Most attention was focused on North and South Korean athletes marching together under a unified flag at the opening ceremony.
The political scenario also took center stage as the North Korean delegation is headed by Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un. The North Korean government representative attended the opening and shook hands with the South Korean President Moon Jae-in. In the same venue, US Vice President Mike Pence was sitting a few feet away from Kim Yo Jong.
The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games will be held until February 25; more than 100 events will be featured in 15 sports. Eight Latin American countries will participate at the Winter Olympics: Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Puerto Rico.
South Korean President Moon Jae-In just met for the first time & shook hands with Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, during the opening ceremony of #PyeongChang2018 Winter Olympics. (pic from Yonhap) pic.twitter.com/SbZoZiT4V5— Hawon Jung (@allyjung) 9 de febrero de 2018
Historic! A North Korean and a South Korean athlete carrying the flame. Together. Beautiful. pic.twitter.com/GeygomvwhJ— Mᴀᴅs (@YoMadsMikkelsen) 9 de febrero de 2018
The president of South Korea Moon Jae-in and his wife Kim Jung-sook, along with the wife of the US vice president, Mike Pence and behind the President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of North Korea Kim Yong Nam and the sister of Kim Jong Un, Kim Yo Jong. pic.twitter.com/PMLn38YZDV— The East Insider (@TheEastInsider) 9 de febrero de 2018