Head of state Kim Jong-un did not appear at the games, but his sister Kim Yo-jong became the first member of that family to step foot in South Korea in almost 70 years. Her rare, amicable public appearances with South Korean leadership led to even rarer positive media attention for the North. … [Read more...] about Kim Jong-Un Impersonator Meets North Korean Cheerleaders At Olympics
"Today is truly a dark day for all of us who knew and loved this young figure skater and were inspired by his talent and creativity," Kazakhstan Olympic Committee president Timur Kulibayev said in a statement. "Throughout his sporting career, Denis set an example with his motivation, strength of spirit and his champion's personality." … [Read more...] about Olympic Figure Skating Medalist Denis Ten Killed in Kazakhstan
"I was surprised to make it even to the finals of the Olympics and to get first is above me. I don't even know what's going on, to be honest," Gerard, an Ohio native who lives in Colorado, told the BBC. "I cannot believe what has just happened. It is insane." … [Read more...] about Winter Olympics 2018 Medal Count: How Many Medals Has Team USA Won In Pyeongchang?
South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in is likely to have seen the hosting the Winter Olympics as a success, especially as it provided the precursor to a rapprochement in relations with Kim Jong-un and North Korea. South Korea spent millions on hosting both the North Korean Olympics team, a hundreds-strong entourage, and regime officials, including Kim Jong-un’s sister Kim Yo-jong. The games gained little traction in the United States, with viewing figures ten percent lower than during the 2014 games in Sochi. … [Read more...] about PyeongChang Winter Olympics Leave South Korea with Massive Debt
"Kim Jong Un has agreed to allow Nuclear inspections, subject to final negotiations, and to permanently dismantle a test site and launch pad in the presence of international experts. In the meantime there will be no Rocket or Nuclear testing. Hero remains to continue being," he tweeted. … [Read more...] about Kim Jong Un-Moon Jae-In Summit: North Korea Denuclearization, 2032 Olympics, Other Highlights