Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Sports

Team Nigeria In High Spirit As Winter Olympics Opens

Nigeria sole representatives to the Winter Olympics the trio of Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga were in high spirit at  the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang on Friday.

There were huge  display of lights and fireworks , child performers, huge puppets, a world-record 1,200 drones flown simultaneously, and thousands of dancers in a celebration of Korean history and unity.

 

Inside the area 30,000 people, including a 200-strong North Korean cheerleading squad, watched in -3C temperatures as they were encouraged to bang drums given to them in an extreme weather kit to keep warm.

 

The parade of nations featured huge flags projected on to the stage for each nation, and was capped off when athletes from both North and South entered under a single united flag.

 

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam, who had earlier shaken hands in an historic meeting, clapped and waved in unison as the team entered.

 

The Nigerian Bobsled girls are likely to be the cynosure of eyes as they are making a debut in the sport for  the first Nigerian team and also African team to participate in their discipline.

 

Kim Yong Nam was earlier seen meeting with President Moon, the two leaders shaking hands ahead of the opening ceremony.

 

President Moon has pushed the Games as a ‘peace Olympics’ that will open a door for dialogue to alleviate tensions on the

 

peninsula and seek to persuade Pyongyang to give up its atomic ambitions.

 

 

 

There is reportedly a ‘good chance’ that Ms Kim will invite President Moon to Pyongyang during a lunch on Saturday