Olympic organizers confirm cyber attack

Vice President Mike Pence sits among dignitaries including North Korea's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam and North Korea's Kim Jong Un's sister Kim Yo Jong

-South Korea joint exercises planned for April.

No matter the final score.

Even before South Korea combined its team with North Korea, the group was something of a hybrid.

Tong Zhao: I think it's a very significant development.

This story was first published on CNN.com "Kim Jong Un invites South Korean President Moon to Pyongyang".

It was a raucous and historic night mixing sports and politics on an worldwide stage for a second straight night in this remote region of South Korea. And like the ceremony, North and South leaders spent long moments in close proximity.

In August 2009, the DPRK sent a high-ranking condolence delegation to bid farewell to late South Korean President Kim Dae-jung who held the first inter-Korean summit with late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il, father of the current leader. Her visit to the Blue House is also the first in over eight years by a senior North Korean official.

Although the joint entrance in the sports events failed to stop the North from provoking the global community, the goodwill gesture reflected a breathing room in the otherwise stifling inter-Korean tension. Nobody likes losing, especially me ... He said they had.

"But we will have a full report and, I guess, it will be made public".

"In order to prevent any kind of accident that will prevent them from competing well and enjoying the Games we're doing our best".

Hundreds of spectators lined the streets outside Kwandong Hockey Center before the game, chanting and waving small "unification flags" amid gusting, chilly winds.

"We have to be unified (with North Korea)".

"We wouldn't start giving you the details of an investigation before it is coming to an end, particularly if it was on security which, at these Games, is incredibly important".

Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organisers confirmed on Sunday that the Games had fallen victim to a cyber-attack during Friday's opening ceremony, but they refused to reveal the source.

Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, arrives for a banquet in Seoul, South Korea February 11, 2018.

"For our side, for the sports side, this dialogue will continue.", he said, adding that the IOC was in constant dialogue with North Korea's national Olympic committee.

Last month, a White House official told reporters Pence would attend the Winter Olympics opening to cheer American athletes and to counter any North Korean effort to "hijack" the games with a propaganda campaign. Several players were born and raised outside of South Korea but naturalized in order to play on the team for the Olympics.

Still, she said, "as one we are stronger than being divided".

The day before the opening ceremony, Kim Jong Un staged a massive military parade with trucks carrying missiles that could be capable of striking the USA mainland. "That's why you have to have talks".

Pyongyang conducted its largest nuclear test previous year and in November tested its most advanced intercontinental ballistic missile that experts said has the range to reach anywhere in the United States.



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