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Unidentified intruder ejected from Olympic ceremony

AFP  |  Pyeongchang 

A male intruder was tackled by Olympic security and thrown out of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics opening ceremony today after attempting to accost two performers.

The unwanted guest made a daring entrance, sliding down a long icy chute to reach the performers before being wrestled out by security officials.

The invasion came just after the two Koreas had marched into the stadium behind the blue-and-white unification flag, possibly indicating the stunt was politically motivated.

Police said no arrests were made, while organisers confirmed the incident but were unable to give further details when contacted by AFP.

As the two Koreas marched together in sub-zero temperatures, South Korea's shared a historic handshake with Kim Jong Un's sister as the Games marked a thaw in the often frosty relations on the peninsula.

However, just a block from the Olympic a few dozen protestors raged against the presence of North Korean athletes and officials at the Games, tearing up a North Korean flag as emotions ran high.

South and last marched together at the 2006 in They also made the symbolic gesture at the opening of the 2000 and in and

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 22:40 IST