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Trump, Kim impersonators booted from Olympics

North Korea's 'Tape Recorder' head of state has served three generations of Kim dynasty Trump, Kim impersonators booted from Olympics
Kayla Schwartz | 10 February, 2018, 04:52

South Korean President Moon Jae-in shook hands with the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Kim Yo-jong, who smiled as she greeted him in the VIP section of the stadium.

"It might be my first and last time watching those two athletes" - the hockey players from the two Koreas - "holding the torch together", Ms. Chung said.

NBC* paid $963 million for the rights to air the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, a 24 percent jump over the $775 million it paid for the last Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach then handed the podium to Moon, who declared the Olympics officially open.

Abe met with Moon for an hour at a hotel near the venue for the Opening Ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, to be held later on February 9.

Officials traveling with Pence to the 23rd Olympic Winter Games in South Korea were responding to reports that Pence had gone around a main table and greeted everyone except Kim Yong Nam, North Korea's nominal head of state. South Korea, which hosted the 1988 Seoul Olympics, is staging the cold weather games for the first time.

The Opening Ceremony also featured the viral Tongan flagbearer Pita Taufatofua from the Rio Olympics going shirtless again, the contingent from Bermuda wearing shorts, and, of course, some "Gangnam Style".

The ersatz Kim, who is based in Hong Kong, also expressed hope that "the real Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un could also get on and not start World War Three".

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South Korea has yet to announce a confirmed schedule for the North Korean delegates aside of their participation in the opening ceremony and tomorrow's luncheon with Moon.

The North has sent almost 500 people to the Pyeongchang Games including officials, athletes, artists and cheerleaders after the Koreas agreed to a series of conciliatory gestures to mark the games.

However the opening ceremony was not shown on North Korean state TV, which was broadcasting patriotic songs and slogans celebrating industry and the armed forces.

The IOC swiftly stepped in to say athletes from both countries would receive the phones, but that the North Koreans would be asked not to take the devices home.

Decorated with flashy LED lights, fiery explosions, catchy K-pop music, and elaborate performances, the opening ceremony at this year's 23rd winter games is set to become another legendary memory.

One member of the North Korean delegation is Kim Yo Jong.

Thursday (Feb. 8) night's coverage was the first time NBC presented its evening coverage live across all USA time zones.

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