2018 Winter Olympics | Let the Games Begin! Asia’s third Winter Olympiad kicks off

Let the Games Begin! Asia’s third Winter Olympiad kicks off

Pyeongchang 2018 gets underway with spectacular opening ceremony and A-list VIPs looking on

February 9, 2018 10:51 PM (UTC+8)
  • Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada carry the national flag during the opening ceremony. Photo: Reuters/Kim Kyung-hoon
    Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada carry the national flag during the opening ceremony. Photo: Reuters/Kim Kyung-hoon
  • Yang Zhou of China carries the national flag during the opening ceremony. Photo: Reuters/Kim Kyung-hoon
    Yang Zhou of China carries the national flag during the opening ceremony. Photo: Reuters/Kim Kyung-hoon
  • Sebastiano Gastaldi of Argentina carries the national flag with delegates during the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony. Photo: Rob Schumacher USA Today
    Sebastiano Gastaldi of Argentina carries the national flag with delegates during the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony. Photo: Rob Schumacher USA Today
  • Pita Taufatofua of Tonga carries the national flag with delegates during opening ceremony. Photo: Rob Schumacher-USA Today
    Pita Taufatofua of Tonga carries the national flag with delegates during opening ceremony. Photo: Rob Schumacher-USA Today
  • South Korean President Moon Jae-in toasts with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and North Korea's nominal head of state Kim Yong-nam at the Winter Olympic reception in Pyeongchang on February 9, 2018. Photo: Yonhap via Reuters
    South Korean President Moon Jae-in toasts with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and North Korea's nominal head of state Kim Yong-nam at the Winter Olympic reception in Pyeongchang on February 9, 2018. Photo: Yonhap via Reuters
  • A performance during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics on February 9, 2018. Photo: Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach
    A performance during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics on February 9, 2018. Photo: Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach
  • A volunteer carries the flag of Olympic athletes from Russia at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics on February 9, 2018. Photo: Reuters/Eric Gaillard
    A volunteer carries the flag of Olympic athletes from Russia at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics on February 9, 2018. Photo: Reuters/Eric Gaillard
  • Noriaki Kasai of Japan carries the Japanese flag with delegates during the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games opening ceremony on February 9, 2018. Photo: Rob Schumacher-USA Today
    Noriaki Kasai of Japan carries the Japanese flag with delegates during the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games opening ceremony on February 9, 2018. Photo: Rob Schumacher-USA Today
  • Athletes of Iran attend the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics at Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium on February 9, 2018. Photo: Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach
    Athletes of Iran attend the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics at Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium on February 9, 2018. Photo: Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach
  • The Olympic flag is carried into the stadium during the opening ceremony. Photo: Reuters/Eric Gaillard
    The Olympic flag is carried into the stadium during the opening ceremony. Photo: Reuters/Eric Gaillard
  • A fireworks display during the opening ceremony. Photo: Reuters/Pawel Kopczynski
    A fireworks display during the opening ceremony. Photo: Reuters/Pawel Kopczynski
  • An artist performs a flaming dance during the opening ceremony. Photo: Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach
    An artist performs a flaming dance during the opening ceremony. Photo: Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach
  • Janne Ahonen of Finland carries the national flag during the opening ceremony. Photo: Reuters/Eric Gaillard
    Janne Ahonen of Finland carries the national flag during the opening ceremony. Photo: Reuters/Eric Gaillard
  • The Olympic cauldron is lit during the opening ceremony. Photo: Reuters/Sean M. Haffey
    The Olympic cauldron is lit during the opening ceremony. Photo: Reuters/Sean M. Haffey
  • Cheerleaders of North Korea sing during the opening ceremony. Photo: Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon
    Cheerleaders of North Korea sing during the opening ceremony. Photo: Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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