Despite the historic announcement Thursday that President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un plan to meet and discuss nuclear weapons, not everything is always rosy in North Korea's new détente with the outside world.
There were also light shows, as well as traditional South Korean performances and modern dance.
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The Athletes are racing to capture a spot on the podium in six qualifying sports- alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, para ice hockey, snowboarding and wheelchair curling.
American Daniel Cnossen, a former US Navy Seal, took gold in the men's sit ski. The first event was held in Sweden.
South Korea is hosting the Games for the first time.
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The Opening Ceremony begun with an artistic segment entitled Let's Move, which saw Myeongjin Shin, an amputee performer with a prosthetic arm and legs, beat on a giant drum. In a way, it also celebrates the courage and conviction of the differently-abled athletes to keep their flame of athletics going on.
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