Don't mention the score: North Korean media silent on 8-0 loss

Dignataries including Kim Yo-jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attend the opening ceremony of the Pyeong Chang Winter Olympics in Pyeong Chang on Feb. 9 2018

Dignataries including Kim Yo-jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attend the opening ceremony of the Pyeong Chang Winter Olympics in Pyeong Chang on Feb. 9 2018

At the first North-South dialogue in two years, it agreed to field a joint women's ice hockey team and have its athletes enter with those from the South at the opening ceremony.

Mr Pence stayed seated when South and North Korean athletes marched together under a unified flag, and also skipped a dinner with the North Korean delegation.

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un chose the icy setting of the Winter Olympics yesterday to launch a charm offensive aimed at thawing relations with South Korea.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong Un were not among those present.

It's worth noting that Fred Warmbier, the father of Otto Warmbier who died after being held captive in North Korea, met with Pence in PyeongChang earlier in the day.

At PyeongChang Olympic Stadium in the South Korean city, flag bearers (North Korean ice hockey player Hwang Chung-gum and South Korean bobsledder Won Yun-jong, according to The Hollywood Reporter) waved a large white "unification" flag with the blue Korean peninsula in the middle.

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To finish off, Yuna Kim, the South Korean figure skater who won gold at Vancouver 2010 and silver at Sochi 2014, lit the Olympic cauldron. The two Koreas also made a decision to use the unified flag and a Korean folk song, "Arirang", instead of the South's flag or anthem.

Pence said Friday that the usa would oppose talks between the two Koreas until the North agreed to open negotiations on ending its nuclear program.

US officials have been urging South Korea to be cautious in its rapprochement with the North. On Thursday, Kim presided over an extravagant military parade in North Korea.

Speaking on his way home from the Winter Olympics in South Korea, Mr Pence said there was "no daylight" between the two allies on the issue.

The North's delegation arrived in the South on Friday and is to head back home late Sunday. He pointedly did not, though at once point he and Kim You Jong sat just feet from each other, and maybe it's just as well.

DPRK state television has yet to report on the opening ceremony, but the official daily Rodong Sinmun reported the news on its front page Saturday. Unfortunately the drone performance wasn't a live part of the opening ceremony, instead it was pre-recorded due to concerns over Pyeongchang's cold and windy weather conditions. Landing without a valid visa, he was interrogated for five hours by North Korean customs officials and fined $500.

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