Seldom is history made without a medal won or a record broken.
To the proceedings she brought youth and a level of glamour, yes, but something more substantive, too: Not only was she an unimpeachable representative of the Kim dynasty as the big man's little sister, but her obvious poise and comfort in the public eye interrupts the clichéd "hermit kingdom" narrative that the West often slathers onto North Korea. She added that there's been a 30 percent increase in figure skating enrollment and skating school classes.
Washington insists that Pyongyang - which is under multiple sets of UN Security Council sanctions - must take concrete steps towards denuclearisation before any negotiations can happen. Big domes of cold air travel over the Sea of Japan picking up moisture and energy and then hit South Korea on the northeast side.
"We know that Western media are planning pseudo-investigations on the theme of 'Russian fingerprints' in hacking attacks on information resources related to the hosting of the Winter Olympic Games in the Republic of Korea", the nation's foreign ministry warned.
Michigan State went ahead for the first time when Bridges made a jumper off the dribble near the top of the key with 9:06 left.
Kim Jong-un handed a personal invitation to South Korean President Moon Jae-in to visit the DPRK.
But most in the administration, a source close to the Prime Minister's Office said, feel that "dialogue is meaningless unless North Korea says it will abandon nuclear weapons in a verifiable and irreversible manner".
As my colleague John Daniel Davidson pointed out in his critique of Holt's coverage: "More than 40 percent of the population are malnourished and more than 70 percent rely on food-aid. Even the hair is identical", said Ha Tae-kyung of the minor opposition Bareun Party. The woman, Kim Hyon Hui, attempted to do the same and failed.
"There were some issues that affected some of our non-critical systems last night for a few hours", Sung told reporters, without detailing what the issues specifically were. His absence was palpable Saturday as the team began its final preparations for its Olympic opener against Slovenia on Wednesday.
He said the IOC and local health authorities will try their best to help athletes stay healthy during their time in South Korea.
"Many people are excited", he told CNN Sport. You can't miss their enthusiastic fans decked out in orange, the color of the Dutch royal family. "We're happy", he said. Or at least, we think they were encouraging.
But it did beat the tape-delayed opener from Brazil two years ago by 2% in metered markets. Sochi remained a massive improvement from the Torino Games in 2006.
"Having these red communists in the heart of Seoul is an utter humiliation!" one shouted near the venue as dozens of others waved banners condemning Moon and Kim Jong-un.
Theirs was a visual message, a noisy one, too. "Moon should be aware that he has to urge denuclearisation to North Korea by himself, not depending on dialogue between the U.S. and North Korea", an editorial in the Yomiuri Newspaper read.
The pyrotechnic heavy vignettes were a showcase for Korean culture and couture. Don't ever give up.