The first competitions of winter Olympics already underway. The opening ceremony is set for tomorrow, but the fireworks have already started. An American figure skater reportedly turning down a meeting with vice president Mike Pence.
In curling, two Americans siblings besting a pair of Russians. The official Russian team banned because of a massive doping scandal in 2014 Olympics. The Russian curlers wearing uniforms identifying them only as “Olympic athletes from Russia”.
Afterwards, the massive military parade in North Korea, its athletes set to march in the opening ceremonies. Five-time Olympian, perhaps competing in his final Olympics. Shani Davis tweeted, “@TeamUSA disgracefully tossed a coin to decide its 2018flag bearer. No problem, I can wait until 2022”.
The controversy also reaching figure skating. The U.S. Winter team’s first openly gay athlete facing off against vice president. Figure skater Adam Rippon refusing to meet with pence until after the game, citing the vice president’s past support of gay conversion therapy.
Vice President’s office denied he tried to arrange a meeting with Rippon. Mike Pence Tweeting, “Don’t let fake news distract you”.
Kim Jong-un’s sister scheduled to arrive at the Olympics, she is also become the first member of the Kim family ever to step foot in South Korea.