February 21, 2018

US VP Pence skips Olympic dinner: Seoul

09 February 2018, 11:04 | Dan Bryan

All rights reserved. This material may not be published broadcast rewritten or redistributed

Donald Trump Kim Jong Un impersonators thrown out of Olympics

As is typical with the Winter Olympics, most of the countries with the largest delegations and best ranked athletes are located in northern regions, where snow and ice are plentiful. He'd been dispatched from Washington for the Olympics in part, he said, to make sure the world didn't forget that North Korea was a misbehaving and unsafe neighbor in the community of nations.

The International Olympic Committee suspended the Russian Olympic Committee from the games in December 2017 because of doping violations.

Vice President Mike Pence engaged in a game of parade one-upmanship on Friday as he spoke to reporters in South Korea ahead of the opening ceremonies for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

North Korea's government delegation of 22 high officials, led by the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, arrived with all the fanfare of a celebrity entourage in South Korea on Friday.

Vice President Mike Pence met with North Korean defectors on Friday as he uses his appearance at the Winter Olympics to call on the worldwide community to grow tougher on North Korea's nuclear program and human rights abuses. Do you think the Olympics will thaw relationships with North Korea?

On a chilly evening in a stadium roughly 50 miles from the demilitarized zone that since the armistice in 1953 has buffered North from South, athletes and officials from the two Koreas reprised a march behind a blue-on-white flag representing a united Korea.

The 2018 Olympics officially kicked off Friday with a dazzling opening ceremony that will air tonight on NBC.

As part of the tradition, the athletes from the home of the Olympic Games - Greece, will march first.

English FA Cup Report: Cardiff v Manchester City, 28 January 2018
Yet sympathy for Guardiola may be limited, in view of the fact that City have 15 players in their squad who each cost more than £25m.

For the next 17 days, an estimated 2,952 athletes from 92 countries will be competing for Olympic medals in 102 events across 15 different sports.

Pence is being joined by the father of Otto Warmbier, a United States student who suffered brain damage in a North Korean jail and died when he returned home a year ago.

But the "exceptional measures" undertaken for the Olympics "apply only to the exceptional situation and the limited time" of the Games, he said.

South Korea's unification minister Cho Myoung-gyun meets Ri Son Gon, chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country of the DPRK, Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, Kim Yo Jong, alternate member of the Political Bureau of the Workers' Party Central Committee and Choe Hwi, chairman of the National Sports Guidance Committee in Incheon on February 9, 2018.

Tonga's lone representative created quite a stir at the 2016 Rio Games when he carried the Tongan flag bare-chested and glistening in his traditional ta'ovala.

At the opening ceremony - starting at 20:00 local time (06:00 EST) - the temperature is set to range between 28F (-2C) and 23F (-5C), according to the Korean Meteorological Administration's news conference Wednesday. Japan team captain and gold medal hope Nao Kodaira said she will skip the opening ceremony.

Nigeria and Eritrea will enter uncharted territory as the make their debuts at the Games, with South Africa, Ghana, Morocco, Madagascar and Togo and Kenya being the other Africa nations in PyeongChang. (KOREAN) "As I have repeatedly said before, I plan to work with the Prime Minister to pave the way for future-oriented cooperation while looking squarely at history".

That prevented the fiasco that occurred at the opening of the Olympic Games Seoul 1988 when doves alighted on the edge of the cauldron, which did not end well.

Other News

Trending Now

Response to AGLC halting BC wine imports
Other politicians are speaking up about the dispute. "This should not be about pitting BC businesses against Alberta businesses". He added that he had no intention of retaliatory action against Alberta and dispelled the rumours about a possible ban on beef.

'Black Panther': First Reactions From the Premiere
Meaning that the Black Panther could help Marvel gross US$2 billion worldwide before even the end of summer. I would have to be in shape and just be straight bodied up. "I couldn't be more thrilled about that".

Wenger Reveals What He Expects From Aubameyang & Mkhitaryan Against Spurs
They even defeated Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid at their temporary home in this season's UEFA Champions League campaign. He was also the one who successfully converted the penalty in the last minute to hand his team a point against Liverpool.

Chiefs Trade Alex Smith to Washington
Speculation on Smith's future centers on the fact that he is in the a year ago of his contract and is due to make $17 million. Kansas City was 1-4 in the playoffs with Smith , who had one year left on a four-year contract extension he signed in 2014.

Midnight shutdown creeps closer as Congress debates budget
But he also ended the program initiated by former President Barack Obama that granted them protections. Pelosi railed against the plan for almost eight hours on the House floor, demanding a DACA fix.

Porn site offers to help Philadelphia Super Bowl celebration
They're already doing a great job, and they'll do a great job for the rest of the week. "But I hope to goodness they win". The dearth of event space forced organizers to reach out to places of worship and funeral homes as potential party spots.

Let's-a-go!: Nintendo's Mario Kart is coming to smartphones
One of the most famous and beloved Nintendo franchises - Mario Kart , is driving its way to our mobile devices. We will, of course, update this once we hear about pricing from Nintendo so make sure you check back soon.

Apple may offer refund for iPhone customers who replaced battery
As per Apple , iOS 11.3 will be able to periodically assess the level of performance and the management needed to avoid shutdowns. This will give you a status of battery's maximum capacity and whether or not your device is running at peak performance.

'Ant-Man and the Wasp' are on the run in first trailer
Academy Award-nominated actress Michelle Pfeiffer will star in the movie as Janet van Dyne, Hope's mother and the first Wasp. Marvel has now given fans of their expansive cinematic universe a sneak peek at Ant-man and the Wasp , coming this summer.

Russia improving defences at military bases in Syria - agencies
The Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) found Syrian government forces were behind three chlorine gas attacks in 2014 and 2015. This is not the first time the Syrian government is accused of using chemical attacks that have killed civilians.