Against tense global backdrop, let the Games begin

How those two notions mix - particularly with U. S. Vice President Mike Pence and North Korea's figurehead head of state, Kim Yong Nam, both planning to visit Pyeongchang with clear political agendas - will prove interesting. "We'll be ensuring that whatever cooperation that's existing between North and South Korea today on Olympic teams does not cloud the reality of a regime that must continue to be isolated by the world community," he said Monday. On the ground in Pyeongchang, optimism presents itself in remarks like this one a few days ago, from athletes' village volunteer Go Do Hyoung, a South Korean faced with the possibility of meeting people from the North:

"I just want to say to them, 'How are you?

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