Fans worldwide tweet about the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony

Not exactly the World Cup final in this bar but winter sports fans make more of an effort to get theri winter sports fix

This fan is not bothered about work getting involved with watching the Games.

Luckily we don’t have this in the UK if we’re watching the BBC coverage.

School is getting in the way too for this American kid…

Those lucky enough to be at the ceremony are mighty chilly.

The land of peace? Where? WHERE?

There’s snow therefore it’s Winter Olympics related, alright?

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Yep. This.

Loved the Tiger and kids right at the beginning.

It’s all too much for some fans.

Have no idea what this means but lots of tweets about this band closing the ceremony.

How is that North and South Korea combined ice hockey team working out?

Remember the oiled-up Tonga flag bearer from Rio 2016? He’s back and still oiled up carrying the flag for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. He’s entered as a cross-country skiier!

Can’t see anyone.

North Korea and South Korea enter the stadium as a unified team. A huge WOW in sport moment.

And then… there’s this.

Massive. Goosebumps.

The world is loving this peaceful symbol. Peace is what 99 per cent of us want in the world.

New Zealand cede opening ceremony winner to their neighbours.

President of Lithuania has her say. We’re with you, Dalia.



Big smiles from Nigeria.

Doesn’t really come across in this vid but this was beautiful.



Jamaica’s entrance rocks!

Goosebumps Mark II.

Ha ha. Just keep these two away from this and we should be allright. #lookalikees

To be fair, they’re not the only ones.

And the piece de resistance… the Olympic rings.

Goosebumps Mark III.

Good lord, good job the Olympics is a non politicised occasion…

And a journo’s point of view…

Actual lighting of flame slightly odd but fab for South Korean figure-skating legend Yuna Kim lighting the flame.

And we’re on. Have fun all!

Author: Jo Gunston

Roving blogging superfan shares behind the scenes stories of her sports life and the best of those from like-minded souls.

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