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The 2018 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony already happened, here’s what to look for when you watch it Friday night

By in Press Enterprise on February 9, 2018

By Angela Ratzlaff

Yes, the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games opening ceremony already happened. No, you did not miss the local broadcast.

You can still watch it tonight, don’t worry.

But since they today happened in Korea, which is in a totally different time zone, there are some spoilers floating around on the internet at the moment.

Here are a few highlights you can look over before tuning into the NBC broadcast tonight:

Signs of Korean unity

North Korea is participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics, and they were present for the opening ceremony. During the event, there was a lot of unity symbolism between North and South Korea, including a hand shake that shook the world.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in stopped to say hello to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s younger sister Kim Yo Jong during the ceremony. It was nothing short of a historic moment.

Koreas share historic handshake at Olympic #OpeningCeremony @EricTalmadge https://t.co/afjjdgmnaK

— AP Sports (@AP_Sports) February 9, 2018

In addition to the momentous meet and greet, two athletes, one from North Korea and the other from South Korea, held a united Korean flag while leading the team that consisted of athletes from both countries through the stadium.

BREAKING: South Korean President Moon Jae-in declares 2018 Winter Games open amid extraordinary Olympic unity between Koreas #OpeningCeremony https://t.co/ULcHz73OCY

— AP Sports (@AP_Sports) February 9, 2018

North Korea and South Korea march together under the unification flag at the #PyeongChang2018 #OpeningCeremony https://t.co/cRzdWedJUa pic.twitter.com/bec7RDhCFc

— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) February 9, 2018

Never underestimate the power of sport.

South Korea and North Korea enter the #OpeningCeremony as one in a united message to the world. #PyeongChang2018 pic.twitter.com/ahruDezhPd

— 7Olympics (@7olympics) February […]    

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