The first events of the 2018 Winter Olympics began on Thursday in Pyeongchang, South Korea, but the Games officially kicked off Friday with the opening ceremony at Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium at 8 p.m. in South Korea, 6 a.m. on the U.S. East Coast. The U.S. flag was carried by Erin Hamlin, a bronze medalist in luge, while North and South Korean athletes marched in together, led by South Korean bobsledder Won Yun-jong. Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, attended the ceremony in a symbolic show of unity between the North and South. Vice President Mike Pence also attended, but reportedly did not stand for any nation other than Team USA. Americans can watch Olympic coverage on NBC or at

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