Featuring 'Gangnam Style', Trump and Kim Jong-un lookalikes, and more
The 2018 Winter Olympics opened in Pyeongchang, South Korea earlier today (February 9) with its eager-awaited opening ceremony marking the start of the games.
An estimated 35,000 spectators were in attendance at the Olympic Stadium, with temperatures reaching as low as -6C during the two-hour ceremony.
Scroll below to watch footage from the opening ceremony.
One highlight included ‘Gangnam Style’, the 2012 viral hit from South Korean pop star Psy, being played as some of the athletes entered.
There were also lookalikes of US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un gatecrashing proceedings. After gaining much press attention with the stunt, the pair were eventually escorted off the premises.
While neither Trump nor his North Korean counterpart were in attendance, Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of Kim Jong-un, was present, becoming the first Kim family member to visit South Korea since the 1950-53 Korean war. Trump’s Vice President Mike Pence was representing the US at the ceremony.
The ceremony also saw the return of Tonga’s Pita Taufatofua, who went viral after appearing topless at the 2016 Rio opening ceremony. He was back carrying the Tongan flag again and again topless.
The US team attended the ceremony wearing battery-powered heated jackets designed by Ralph Lauren. Their glove choices also led some social media users to draw comparisons to Dumb and Dumber.
Watch more highlights from the ceremony in the video beneath.