PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games(1)
PYEONGCHANG, Gangwon Province -- South and North Korean Olympic athletes marched together under a single flag at the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games Friday in one of the most visible signs of thawing ties.
Tens of thousands of spectators cheered as over 100 select athletes and officials of the two Koreas entered the pentagon-shaped PyeongChang Olympic Stadium. The jubilant Olympians, wearing matching uniforms, joined hands and gleefully waved to the crowd as they walked behind the Korean Unification Flag, with the image of a blue Korean Peninsula. The joint flagbearers were South Korean male bobsledder, Won Yun-jong, and North Korean female hockey player, Hwang Chung-gum. They paraded to "Arirang," an iconic traditional folk number popular in both Koreas, instead of national anthems. The song was arranged with an eletronic-dance flavor.South Korean President Moon Jae-in and other world leaders gave standing ovations during the joint march. North's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong-nam and Kim Yo-jung, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's sister, also applauded and waved at the Koreas' athletes.
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