See the Historical Moment North and South Korea Entered the Olympics Together

They wanted to send "a powerful message of peace to the world."

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A month following , athletes from both countries marched into the . South Korean bobsledder Won Yun-jong and North Korean ice hockey player Hwang Chung-gum held onto the Republic of Korea flag together while entering the stadium to enormous applause.

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The President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach spoke of the moment in his opening remarks, saying the countries' decision to begin the Games together "[sends] a powerful message of peace to the world."

While the team walked, South Korean President Moon Jae-in could be seen shaking hands with North Korean president Kim Yong-nam and Kim Jong-un's sister Kim Yo-jong.

The flag seen above is neither North Korea or South Korea's flag, but a symbolic "unification flag." The last time the Olympics were held in South Korea (Seoul, 1988), North Korea the Games.

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