Updates as the Pyeongchang Games begin

Emerson Smith of the United States competes during the Men's Freestyle Skiing Moguls qualification ahead of the Pyeong Chang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park

Interested in Olympics? Add Olympics as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Olympics news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

North Korea announced it was to send a delegation to Pyeongchang in January after it met its South counterparts in their first high-level talks in more than two years.

"Had it not been for the PyeongChang Olympics, some of us might not have had the chance to be together in the same room", Moon said. The 35,000-seat temporary venue will also host the closing ceremony.

The North's representative, its highest-level official ever to visit the South, was placed between Olympics chief Thomas Bach and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Yes, it's wintertime. But does it have to be 20 degrees (or less) with bitter winds?

South Korean media have been speculating about whether Kim will send a personal message to Moon through his sister and, if so, whether it would include a proposal for a summit between the two leaders.

Few details have been released about the show.

The Opening Ceremony kicked off at 6 a.m. EST on Friday, and features 2,900 athletes from 92 countries competing for 102 medals.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a reception for global delegates ahead of Friday's Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony in PyeongChang.

Russian athletes will march under a neutral flag after the Russian team was banned from the Games over systemic doping - although 168 Russians deemed to be clean of drug use have been allowed to take part.

A police officer protects his face from the cold outside the Olympic stadium in Pyeongchang, South Korea February 7, 2018.

The Opening Ceremony will feature spectacles from dancers and local performers, including a troupe of five children, from Pyeongchang's Gangwon Province, who will perform costumed dances.



Latest news

Trump won't declassify Democratic memo
Devin Nunes of California. "The American people deserve the opportunity to read both memos". The top Democrat on the intelligence panel, California Rep.

VLC 3.0 Released With Chromecast And HDR Support
Now available in the Play Store , VLC 3.0 for Android brings a number of improvements as well as a couple of new features. It also brings Picture-in-Picture mode which is a great feature available on the new Android 8.0 Oreo operating system.

Goa CM worried as girls have started drinking beer !
After he directed the police to take strict action against the drug trade, he said, 170 people were arrested for drug peddling. He also spoke about the craze of porn among students. "They used to get all kinds of porn material and laugh".

Coherent (COHR) Announces Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.02 EPS
It fall, as 40 investors sold Coherent, Inc . shares while 113 reduced holdings. 11,470 were reported by Federated Invsts Pa. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the stock.

Winter Olympics: In security breach, spectator crashes opening ceremony twice in Pyeongchang
Up the road, however, an elderly husband and wife, each draped in the South Korean flag, denounced Moon as a "fake president". The North-South détente has shifted some of the focus of the Games from athletics to politics.

Other news