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What you need to know about the 2018 Winter Olympics

Dimitar Dilkoff, AFP | The 23rd Winter Olympics are set to be the coldest in history.

What is Korean sport diplomacy? Why are Russian athletes competing as neutrals? And how will Olympic first-timers Nigeria and Eritrea fare? We take a look at some of the big stories as the 2018 Winter Olympics got under way on Friday.

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North and South Korea marched together under the unification flag and South Korean President Moon Jae-in shared a historic handshake with Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as the 2018 Winter Olympics opened in a spirit of reconciliation on Friday in Pyeongchang.

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