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Pyeongchang Winter Olympics-- S Korean, DPRK athletes march together

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Added On February 10, 2018

At the opening ceremony held in South Korea's eastern county of PyeongChang on Friday evening, athletes from both Koreas followed the flag with a blue silhouette of the Korean Peninsula against a white background. 
 
The athletes also waved smaller unified flags, smiling in front of thousands of spectators.
   
It was a historic moment, marking the first time walking together in 11 years of the two countries' athletes under the same flag at the opening ceremony of an international sports event.
   
The spectators included South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, and Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of DPRK's top leader Kim Jong Un.
 
Chinese President Xi Jinping's special envoy Han Zheng also attended the opening ceremony and met with Moon Jae-in ahead of the ceremony.
 
A high-ranking DPRK delegation arrived in South Korea by private jet earlier in the day to attend the opening ceremony.
 
South Korea and the DPRK fielded a joint women's ice hockey team, the first Olympic team between the two Koreas.
   
In 1991, Seoul and Pyongyang had formed a joint team for an international table-tennis championship, and for a youth soccer tournament in 1991.