Published: Sun, February 11, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Preston Stone

Korean hostility thaws at Winter Olympics

Korean hostility thaws at Winter Olympics

On the other, the president of South Korea sat with Kim Jong Un's sister and North Korea's nominal head of state, separated only by International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach.

"We would like to see you at an early date in Pyongyang", North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister reportedly said in a message delivered to South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

After the game, the top North Korean officials and the South Korean president joined Bach in greeting the Korean players and posing for pictures with them.

Forty-five-year-old ski jumping legend Noriaki Kasai, competing in his eighth Winter Olympics, placed 20th in the qualifying round of the men's normal hill jump on Thursday night at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre to clinch a spot in Saturday night's finals.

Two hundred and twenty-five Team Canada athletes attended the opening ceremonies, with 63 connected to B.C.

It's unclear whether the occasion could be used to set up bigger meetings between the Koreas to ease tensions.

President Donald Trump's administration has taken a hard line on North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile program, saying there is no room for negotiations unless Pyongyang abandons it.

The country has had a history of taking provocative acts and agreeing to talks that lead nowhere. He also said the ceremonies were not the appropriate venue for serious talks. So, too, did the problems of integrating the required minimum of three North Koreans on the squad in just a few days time.

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The Winter Olympics have driven a rapid rapprochement on the Korean peninsula, where fears of a new conflict mounted past year as the nuclear-armed North carried out a series of missile tests and its most powerful atomic blast to date.

On the other hand, however, North Korea's goal could be to drive a wedge between the US and South Korea.

It was the USA that appeared to be the one left in the cold, especially after the sister of the North Korean dictator extended an invitation from her brother for Moon to visit the North. Later, he skipped a formal dinner at which he was due to share a table with North Korea's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam.

Organizers said that internet-connected televisions crashes at the press center, according to officials cited by the report.

These officials said that while Pence did not greet Kim Yong Nam, he didn't deliberately skip over him.

"It helps that she also appears dynamic and photogenic", he said.

Among the major highlights were American luger Erin Hamlin, a four-time Olympian who served as Team USA's flag bearer.

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