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North And South Korea Walked As A Unified Korea At The Olympic Opening Ceremony

The Olympics at its best.

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Earlier today, the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Korea, kicked off. One of the most unforgettable moments of the entire ceremony? When athletes from North and South Korea marched into the stadium under one unified flag.

[VIDEO] The historical moment in which South Korea and North Korea walked together under the same flag as "Korea" 😭…

As soon as the team entered, the crowd in the stadium let up a resounding roar.

Huge cheers in the stadium at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics opening ceremony when the unified Korean team - simpl…

Honestly, it felt momentous and powerful.

The moment everyone’s been waiting for. South Korea enters the stadium hand in hand with North Korea, holding the u…

Leaders from both countries stood, applauded, and shook hands.

#Olympics #OpeningCeremony President Moon Jae-in and his wife (the couple in white, front center) shook hands with…


Later, IOC President Thomas Bach spoke of how inspiring the unified team's message was.

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"This is how you show that in sport we are all equal. This is how you show the unique power of sport to unite people," he said. "A great example of this unifying power is the joint march here tonight of the two teams from the National Olympic Committees of the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. We thank you."


The show of unification through sport had a lot of people in their feelings.

Watching a unified Korea march as one team got me like #OpeningCeremony #PyeongChang2018

And many agreed:

Even though it's only symbolic having a unified Korea team walking out together, it's nice to see the politics of s…