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The official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said in a report that Kim Yo Jong "took the platform of the opening ceremony" along with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, shook hands Saturday with Kim.

In a fascinating development, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister made a show of attending the Games' opening ceremonies this weekend in Pyeongchang, South Korea, along with her nation's ceremonial head of state, Kim Yong Nam.

Moon and Pence didn't discuss an invitation extended by Kim Jong Un to meet with the South Korean leader in Pyongyang, said a senior White House official who requested anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.

Vice President Mike Pence, who was visiting South Korea for the Olympics, has used increasingly hostile language against the North in recent days, calling it the most tyrannical regime on the planet and steadfastly avoiding interactions with North Korean delegates at the Games. "That is a very odd time, if in fact he is trying to show a warming", Mattis said, referring to Kim Jong Un.

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For the people of the Korean Peninsula, that was likely more significant than Pence's non-interaction with Kim Yo-jong. It would be the first summit in more than 10 years between the Korean leaders.

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If Moon accepts Kim's offer to come to the North, it will be the third summit meeting between the two Koreas. "So we had our own", Aussie aerial skier and two-time Olympian David Morris said in his video post to social media.

U.S. President Donald Trump and the North Korean leadership traded insults and threats of nuclear war as tensions rose, with Trump repeatedly dismissing the prospect or value of talks with North Korea.

The Pyeongchang Olympics are the second ever to be held on the Korean Peninsula, and its first Winter Games.

During the 2000s, the two countries' athletes marched together at the opening and closing ceremonies of several worldwide sporting events, including the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

"There were some issues that impacted some of our computer systems last night for a few hours", said an Olympic spokesperson.

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