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People Are Obsessed With The South Korean Figure Skater Who Lit Up The Olympic Cauldron In Skates

People Are Obsessed With The South Korean Figure Skater Who Lit Up The Olympic Cauldron In Skates

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All hail Queen Yuna. The 2018 Winter Olympics kicked off tonight in Pyeongchang, South Korea, with people trying to guess who would be lighting the cauldron with the Olympic flame. Sam Mellish / Getty Images It turned out they were right! Pool / Getty Images Kim — who retired from professional figure skating after the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi — appeared on an ice rink at the top of the stadium in her skates. Dean Mouhtaropoulos / Getty Images She performed a routine before proceeding to light the cauldron with the Olympic flame. Franck Fife / AFP / Getty Images All while in her
A Unified Korean Olympic Team Walked In The Opening Ceremonies — But These Koreans Weren't Fans

A Unified Korean Olympic Team Walked In The Opening Ceremonies — But These Koreans Weren't Fans

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View Video › A conservative anti-unification protest in front of Haeoreum Hall of the National Theater of Korea on Sunday night. Facebook: video.php PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — One of the central focuses of the 2018 Winter Olympics’ opening ceremony on Friday night was harmony on the Korean peninsula. In front of an estimated 35,000 spectators in the stands, in frigid conditions, South Korean women's ice hockey player Park Jong-ah and North Korean player Jong Su Hyon brought the Olympic flame up the flight of stairs to the Olympic cauldron.But outside the stadium, Koreans with a very different attitude toward Korean unification were doing a very different kind of torch-lighting.A small but rowdy group of several dozen anti-unification activists gathered o...