US, Canada meet in early Olympic showdown among world's best

Jueves, 15 Feb, 2018

South Korea allowed the North to use a 9,700-ton ferry to transport more than 100 artists to perform at the Olympics, treating it as an exemption to maritime sanctions it imposed on its rival, and is now considering whether to accept the North's request to supply fuel for the ship.

In barely a month since North Korean leader Kim Jong Un surprised the world and said his nation was ready to join the Games, South Korean President Moon Jae-in has delayed military exercises, feted Kim's sister at the Pyeongchang Olympics and given conditional consent to a bilateral summit in the North.

"This is the first time Mike Pence has been accused of being a snob", said an aide to the vice president, who was not authorized to speak publicly on the North Korean reports. "And some of those are on the well, so it's an exciting time for us".

Their task: arrange the opening ceremony in such a way that Pyongyang and Washington are both happy, without letting either overshadow a performance years in the making - a planned show of unity that will see North and South Korea enter the stadium together under a common flag.

"They learned that winning is not everything and that you can get more cheers for trying to overcome differences", Park said.

The event was hosted by South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon for North Korea's high-level delegation.

Snowboard slopestyle made its return to the Olympics with two heats of qualifying runs.

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

As part of the Pyeongchang rollout, tiny 5G-linked cameras attached to bobsleds will stream live video from the point of view of the pilots. Of the 50 runs, 41 ended with a fall or a rider essentially giving up.

She was promoted last year to the country's Politburo, the senior body of North Korea's communist party, as an alternate member.

South Korea has rolled out the red carpet for the North, keen to avoid any escalation of hostilities at a time when people are already leery of traveling to the peninsula.

Geisenberger is the third woman to win consecutive Olympic luge golds, joining fellow German greats Steffi Martin Walter and Sylke Otto. The men's downhill was moved for the same reason on Sunday to Wednesday. I've never experienced anything like that on the World Cup circuit.

The page has posted 73 profiles so far, but that is likely to grow with thousands of top sport stars competing.

Experts say her visit for the Winter Games is calculated to answer the expected presence of Ivanka Trump at the closing ceremonies. On Friday the pair met with North Korean defectors including Ji Seong-ho.

"In this competition there were some weird calls by the technical specialist so I don't know exactly what they have seen. You fled to freedom".

Kim Yo Jong also attended Saturday's hockey match. "It's kind of a touchy thing, I think, at the start, until our teammates got to know us".

Television footage of sporting events has been interspersed with scenes of buses pulling up and North Korea's brightly-uniformed cheering squads and art troupes filing out. Once we hit the ice, it's going to be a fun game. Kim Jong Un and Kim Yo Jong have the same mother, Ko Yong Hui. Even for a moment, it appears to be a normal state. A charm offensive versus a propaganda drive, with nuclear ambitions at stake.

Canada forward Jillian Saulnier said they try to represent the best of women's hockey anytime they step on the ice.