South Korea 2018 gets underway

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (ABC News) — At the opening ceremony, South Korea figure skating icon Kim Yuna officially kicked off the 2018 winter games with a dramatic lighting of the Olympic cauldron.

She received the torch from members of the joint North-South Korean Women’s Hockey Team.

“To see it finally happen, it really did not only give me goosebumps, but the whole public and, I guess, the entire world,” stated IOC President Thomas Bach.

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The unified hockey team took on Switzerland on the ice later on Saturday, losing by a score of 8-0.

There will also be speed, and lots of it as men’s downhill hits full-throttle on Saturday.

In the men’s 1,500 meter short track speed skating, 2010 J.R. Celski leads team USA.

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Winners will also be crowned in the death-defying sports of men’s ski-jumping and women’s biathlon.

But, not all has gone as planned at these games.

A computer glitch on Friday forced organizers to take down their servers, including their website.

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