Olympic ceremony 'a symbol of how things might be'

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Team USA came into the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics with the largest contingent of athletes with 242, which is the largest number of athletes from any country in all of the Winter Games.

The cyberattack follows a string of previous incidents involving various Winter Olympics computer systems, including a spying operation that is believed to have originated from North Korea.

Kim Yo Jong made the comments on Saturday during a luncheon hosted by Moon at Seoul's presidential palace where she delivered her brother's invitation for a summit meeting in Pyongyang.

Pence said Moon updated him about the meeting he had with North Korean officials and "both of us reiterated to each other tonight that we will continue to stand strong and work in a coordinated way to bring maximum economic and diplomatic pressure to bear on North Korea".

Kim Jo Jong carried a blue folder adorned with a seal, which was later confirmed to have contained a private message from Kim Jong Un himself. Seating plans shown on South Korean television just minutes earlier had Pence sitting to Moon's left, directly opposite Kim. Moon had said "let's create conditions to make it happen", the official said, an indication that Moon was likely to accept the invitation.

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Moon met Kim Yo-jong and the North's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong-nam for talks and lunch at the Blue House today. If "diplomatic dance" were an event at the Winter Olympics, Kim Jong Un's younger sister would be favored to win gold.

The Pyeongchang Olympics are the second ever to be held on the Korean Peninsula, and its first Winter Games. Athletes from the two countries marched side by side during the opening ceremony and have formed a joint women's hockey team.

Moon met Kim Yo Jong and the North's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam for talks and lunch at the Blue House today.

The North's representative, its highest-level official ever to visit the South, was placed between Olympics chief Thomas Bach and United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres.

North Korea's cheer squad opted for perfectly synchronised moves, songs from home and catchy slogans such as "Unify the motherland!".

He went on to say the regime's treatment of his son was "standard" and "that's how they do business".

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"The Secretary-General did meet with Kim Yong Nam".

South Korean television is showing a smiling President Moon Jae-in entering a reception room and shaking hands with North Korean delegates, including leader Kim Jong Un's sister.

He added that United States and allied military exercises will be delayed until after the end of the Winter Olympics on February 25.

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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