Korea's united Olympic squad: symbol of hope or mere political stunt?

The Kim sister put her hands to her mouth early in the match when North Korean forward Jong Su Hyon went close.

The final was 8-0, though it hardly mattered.

The two neighboring rival countries displayed an act of solidarity by having some participants from each country honored together during the opening ceremony, and combining the respective women's hockey teams into a singular, unified one.

A rare invitation to Pyongyang for South Korea's president marked Day Two of the North Korean Kim dynasty's southern road tour Saturday, part of an accelerating diplomatic thaw that included some Korean liquor over lunch and the shared joy of watching a "unified" Korea team play hockey at the Olympics. His son, Otto Warmbier, died after being returned to the USA with extensive brain damage he suffered while being detained in North Korea.

On Saturday morning, after the opening ceremony, Pence tweeted his agreement with former Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, who had said on Fox News that the positioning of North Korea near South Korea at the opening ceremony was a "propaganda charade" by North Korea. South Korea was already the lowest-ranked team before the addition of 12 less experienced players from North Korea, and only qualified as the hosts.

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Past "charm offensives" have been interpreted as North Korea trying to recoup from crippling sanctions on its nuclear program, or trying to drive a wedge between Seoul and its US ally.

Kim Jong Un has invited the South Korean President to Pyongyang for what could potentially be the first meeting of Korean leaders in over a decade.

Decked out in red tracksuits and woolly hats, North Korea's cheerleaders sang "uri nun, hana da" (we are one) and clapped in ideal unison as local hip hop artists rapped on a stage behind them and K-Pop blared over the loudspeakers in a stark clash of cultures.

Still, the Koreans were playing the world's sixth-ranked team. Alina Muller had a hat trick for Switzerland by the end of the first period and added a fourth early in the second. He has referred to the games as the "Olympic Games of peace". "I think in the first period we were nervous and it was hard to come back from that". One man held up a sign that read, "The peace of all mankind".

"(President Moon) said a lot of nice things", said goalie Shin So-jung after the game.

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"The 23rd Winter Olympics opened in Phyongchang of south Korea", KCNA wrote in English, using an alternate spelling for the Olympic city and, notably, the lower-case "south" - a style it uses to show it does not endorse the names "South Korea" and "North Korea".

The North initially had no athletes coming to the Olympics, but the International Olympic Committee allowed 22 as special entries. The night before, Kim and other North Korean delegates attended the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics, watching a "unified" Korean team march under a banner showing an undivided Korean Peninsula.

As for the team, interactions off the ice remain limited to meal time.

Many experts say Kim's overture is meant to use improved ties with Seoul as a way to weaken US -led worldwide sanctions toughened after its series of big weapons tests past year that include its sixth and largest nuclear test explosion and three intercontinental ballistic missile launches.

Moon responded that he would try to make it happen, the spokesman said.

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