Winter Olympics: New Zealand's Winter Olympic uniforms a 'let down'

Winter Olympics: New Zealand's Winter Olympic uniforms a 'let down'

The main right-wing opposition Liberty Korea Party is organizing the boycott after openly criticizing the administration of President Moon Jae-in for allowing an embargoed North Korean ferry to enter a South Korean port for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, local news service Money Today reported.

The 2018 Winter Olympics, now ongoing in South Korea's mountainous Pyeongchang district, is the 23rd event of its kind in modern history.

Kim's unusual invitation, which was received by Moon with both caution and optimism, was the latest sign of growing closeness between the two rival governments after an exceptionally tense period over the North's nuclear weapons program.

The two-hour long opening ceremony of the first Winter Olympics in South Korea was held under the slogan, "Passion, Connected", reports the Yonhap news agency. "That is a very odd time, if in fact he is trying to show a warming", Mattis said, referring to Kim Jong Un.

That doesn't mean Vice President Mike Pence, who also was attending the Games' opening ceremonies, was about to shake hands with Kim Yo Jong.


North and South Koreans marching together under a unified peninsula flag gave Thomas Bach goosebumps, the International Olympic Committee president told Reuters on Saturday.

In December, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered to start talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, but the State Department later said there would first have to be a "period of calm" in which Pyongyang suspends testing before any negotiations could begin.

During the 2000s, the two countries' athletes marched together at the opening and closing ceremonies of several global sporting events, including the 2000 Sydney Olympics. "We are making sure our systems are secure and they are secure".

President Donald Trump, as well as several USA allies, have agreed to halt all military exercises until after the Olympics, Pence said. The South Koreans want to use the Olympics to ease tensions spurred by North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons.

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