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Black athletes you should be following during the 2018 Winter Olympics

Despite loss in Olympic opener to Switzerland, Korean women's hockey team celebrates unity Black athletes you should be following during the 2018 Winter Olympics
Kayla Schwartz | 12 February, 2018, 15:06

Clad in coordinated outfits of red with white and blue accents, North Korea's throng of more than 200 cheerleaders are stealing the spotlight at the 23rd Winter Olympic Games in South Korea as they chant, sway and dance in unison.

The primetime opening ceremony hosted by Mike Tirico and Katie Couric brought in a 16.9 overnight rating, according to the network.

Even though athletes began competing Thursday, the games officially kicked off on Friday with the Opening Ceremony. The games are also being attended by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister and other senior officials.

Catholic Olympic gold-medalist Yuna Kim lit the torch at the Opening Ceremony for the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea on February 9. Her selection as flag bearer caused a bit of controversy after fellow American athlete Shani Davis tweeted his criticism of the selection process.

Earlier, it has suggested that talks could start between the United States and North Korea once South Korea suspends its joint military exercise with South Korea.

North Korea's ice hockey player Hwang Chung Gum and South Korea's bobsledder Won Yun-jong served as flag-bearers.

Artist alleges her art was stolen for "All The Stars" video
So, when the video was released, she was surprised to see her gold patterned style closely duplicated in a 19-second scene. According to a report from The New York Times , however, Viktor is claiming that her work was used without permission.

On his flight to Alaska on Saturday, the vice president said he left Asia "encouraged that we will continue to work very closely to continue and intensify the maximum pressure campaign" against North Korea.

North Korea agreed to participate in Pyeongchang after the South and International Olympic Committee encouraged the heavily sanctioned state to participate as a gesture of peace.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has been using the Games in his efforts to break the ice with the North and pave the way for talks over the North's weapons programme.

While South Korea hasn't suspended the joint military exercises, it has agreed to delay them this year. It was a selfie seen around the world.

"President Moon and President Trump are completely aligned in their objective for a nuclear free Korean Peninsula", Pence said.

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