Source: Getty Images, 2018 Winter Olympics
Yesterday was the opening ceremony of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeong Chang, Korea. The overall theme of the ceremony besides technology was peace and hope as North and South Korea united for the winter games. The ceremony featured 2,900 athletes from roughly 90 nations. The technology advanced stadium was built specifically for the winter games and the displays throughout the ceremony was mind blowing. The stadium combines various circles, squares and triangles geometric forms which represent heaven, earth and mankind. Throughout the entire ceremony there were elaborate digital and light displays along with fireworks plus several different regional dance performances that included fire.
One of the touching moments was when all the teams walked into the stadium and viewers got to see the individual countries teams waving their individual flags. For the list of the flagbearers for the 91 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and the Olympic Athlete from Russia delegation click here.
Another great moment was when both South Korea and North Korea teams come out as one united country and under one flag.
One of the most hilarious moments of teams walking onto the stadium field is when the USA team walked out the stadium was playing Gangnam Style. There was definitely some dancing going on when Gangnam Style came on except for Vice President Pence who attended the opening ceremony.
Intel lighted up the sky with around 1,000 “Shooting Star” drones on a delayed broadcast for viewers. Here is a behind the scenes preview look at Intel’s shooting star drones that were part of the opening ceremony.
After a 101-day journey the torch relay finished at the open ceremony. The flame was carried up what seemed to be a never-ending set of stairs and delivered to South Korean figure skater Yuna Kim, who won a gold medal in 2010 and silver in 2014. The caldron lighting for the ceremony was impressive. Yuna Kim skated on a small sheet of ice high above the crowd to light the caldron. The caldron was a massive structure that had what seemed like a tall fire apparatus that expanded to light the very top of the caldron.
The 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeong Chang will be continue till February 25th. Congratulations to USA’s first Gold Medalist, Red Gerard, who won the first gold medal for 2018 Olympics in men’s snowboard slopestyle at the age of 17!
There are several different channels located here: https://www.olympicchannel.com/en/#. There is also NBC’s live coverage news feed of the winter games and below are also Live Channels of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang.
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Adams Cable Service
Algona Municipal Utilities
All West Communications
Amherst Telephone/Tomorrow Valley
Arthur Mutual Telephone Company
Bardstown Cable TV
Beaver Valley Cable
Big Sandy Broadband
Blue Ridge Communications
Blue Ridge Communications
Blue Valley Tele-Communications
BOLT Fiber Optic Services
Brandenburg Telephone Co.
Bristol Tennessee Essential Services
BTC Vision – Nahunta
Central Scott / CSTV
Chariton Valley Communication Corporation, Inc.
Chesapeake Bay Communications
Cincinnati Bell Fioptics
Citizens Cablevision – Floyd, VA
Citizens Cablevision, Inc.
Citizens Telephone Corporation
City Of Monroe
CML Telephone Cooperative Association
Columbia Power and Water Systems
Communications 1 Cablevision, Inc.
Community Cable and Broadband
Complete Communication Services
Coon Valley Telecommunications Inc
Cooperative Telephone Company
CTC – Brainerd MN
CTV-Beam – East Alabama
Cunningham Telephone and Cable
Delta Telephone Company
Doylestown Cable TV
DTC Cable (Delhi)
Emery Telcom Video LLC
Enhanced Telecommunications Corporation
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Frankfort Plant Board
Full Channel, Inc.
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GBT Communications, Inc.
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Great Plains Communications
Greenlight Community Broadband
Haefele TV Inc.
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Horizon Cable TV, Inc.
HTC Communications Co. – IL
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Inside Connect Cable
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Kalida Telephone Company, Inc.
Kuhn Communications, Inc.
Lehigh Valley Cooperative Telephone
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Madison County Cable Inc.
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Muscatine Power and Water
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RTC Digital Television
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San Bruno Cable TV
SCI Broadband-Savage Communications Inc.
Scottsboro Electric Power Board
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Sister Lakes Cable
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Tullahoma Utilities Authority
Union Telephone Company
United Communications – TN
USA Communications/Shellsburg, IA
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Wellman Cooperative Telephone Association
West Central Telephone Association
West River Cooperative Telephone Company
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Wilkes Communications, Inc./RiverStreet Networks
Winnebago Cooperative Telecom Association
For more information about the 2018 Winter Olympic Games please visit: https://www.olympic.org/.
Source: https://www.olympic.org/, Getty Images, NBC