The flame burns inside the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games
The flame burns inside the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games
View of the Olympic rings during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
View of the Olympic rings during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
Fireworks erupt during the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.Photo by David Davies/PA Images via Getty Images
Fireworks erupt during the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.Photo by David Davies/PA Images via Getty Images
Performers entertain the fans during the Dance of Peace section of the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018
Performers entertain the fans during the Dance of Peace section of the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018
Participants form the South Korean flag during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
Sean M. Haffey—AFP
Participants form the South Korean flag during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Sean M. Haffey—AFP
Dancers perform during the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games
Dancers perform during the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games
Delegations from North Korea and South Korea march under the Korean unification flag during the Parade of Nations
Delegations from North Korea and South Korea march under the Korean unification flag during the Parade of Nations
Performers entertain during the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
Richard Heathcote—Getty Images
Performers entertain during the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Richard Heathcote—Getty Images
Former South Korean Olympians carry the South Korean flag during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018
Former South Korean Olympians carry the South Korean flag during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018
Flag bearer Erin Hamlin of the United States leads the team in the Parade of Athletes during the Opening Ceremony
Quinn Rooney—Getty Images
Flag bearer Erin Hamlin of the United States leads the team in the Parade of Athletes during the Opening Ceremony Quinn Rooney—Getty Images
The flame burns inside the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games
View of the Olympic rings during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
Fireworks erupt during the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.Photo by David Davies/PA Images via Getty Images
Performers entertain the fans during the Dance of Peace section of the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018
Participants form the South Korean flag during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
Sean M. Haffey—AFP
Dancers perform during the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games
Delegations from North Korea and South Korea march under the Korean unification flag during the Parade of Nations
Performers entertain during the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
Richard Heathcote—Getty Images
Former South Korean Olympians carry the South Korean flag during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018
Flag bearer Erin Hamlin of the United States leads the team in the Parade of Athletes during the Opening Ceremony
Quinn Rooney—Getty Images

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  • The 2018 Winter Olympics began in PyeongChang on Friday, 9th February, as the opening ceremony kicked off the 23rd Winter Games
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The 2018 Winter Olympics began in PyeongChang on Friday, 9th February, as the opening ceremony kicked off the 23rd Winter Games.

Athletes from all 92 countries, including competitors from North and South Korea, were welcomed for the Olympics opening ceremony at the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium.

Leading the United States was Erin Hamlin, the first U.S. athlete to win an Olympic medal for singles luge. Hamlin raised the flag during the Olympics opening ceremony ahead of 244 American athletes, the largest cohort ever fielded by the U.S.

Nearly 3,000 athletes entered the stadium during the opening ceremony. The last nation to enter was Korea, with athletes walking behind a unification flag.

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