The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang ended in a spectacular ceremony yesterday, but what’s even better is that it is now being heralded as the Olympics of Peace. Or the Peace Games, if you will. Why you might ask? During the games, South Korea and North Korea have been speaking, and early on in the games Vice President Mike Pence appeared not far away from Kim Jong-un’s sister, whilst towards the end of the games, the US President own daughter, Ivanka Trump, as well as Sarah Huckabee Sanders whom were all present during the last days of the Olympics.
All three White House representatives were seen alongside top ranking leaders of the North Korean regime throughout the games, whilst watching the many sporting events, which has now sparked Kim Jong-un to state that he’s now willing to engage in talks with the United States of America.
Indeed, the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang are now being heralded as the Peace Games, albeit a bit prematurely, but there seems to be a willingness on all sides to sit down for progressive talks to end the tension in the Korean region. It seems the much hyped tension on mainstream media between Kim Jong-un and President Donald Trump is finally finding a natural resolution very soon.
So, was it just a collective feel good factor over the Olympic games that brought this on? Or was it Dennis Rodman working away behind the scenes? Or could it just be that sometimes God works in mysterious ways, and world leaders can come to see common ground through sports? Well, whatever it was, as these pictures show, sports really does bring people together, and Kim Jong-un for one, is a sports fanatic.
North Korea is ready for some serious talks with the USA, and that’s a long way to come after Trump and Kim Jong-un were previously exchanging words of warnings, just a few months ago, but as President Donald Trump had always said, he would much prefer to get along with Kim Jong-un. We too feel that surely everyone feels better when everybody can just get along and work towards resolutions.
Yes, these latest revelations of peace talks and finding space for communication between the USA and North Korea, with the South Korean’s close at hand, serves in the interest of the whole wide world. These games and this sudden spring towards future communications has to deemed a total success from all sides.
Lee Hee-beom, president of the Pyeongchang Olympic Games Organising Committee, said after the closing ceremony: “Even though we are now saying goodbye to each other, Pyeongchang 2018 will be long remembered with beautiful and unforgettable memories”.
“Together we saw and witnessed so many touching human dramas and stories to leave us a valuable legacy of great Olympic spirit.”
Thomas Bach, the President of the International Olympic Committee, said: “Over the past 17 days, we have experienced Olympic Games rooted in tradition and showing the way to the future.”
“Dear athletes from the NOCs of the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, with your joint march, you have shared your faith in a peaceful future with all of us.”
He ended on this final statement: “You have shown how sport brings people together in our fragile world; you have shown how sport builds bridges. The IOC will continue this Olympic dialogue, even after we extinguish the Olympic flame. In this, we are driven by our faith in the future.”
Donald Trump’s daughter went on an Olympic hand shaking spree after she was seen to really be enjoying the games. It’s no wonder why, with such a unity under sport, that it can bring people together even after North and South Korea being at odds since 1954.
Ivanka Trump sat near North Korean Senior official, Kim Song Chol, and South Korean President, Moon Jae In, during the closing ceremony for the Winter Olympic games, respectively.
Immediately after the closing ceremony, it was announced that Kim Jong-un was open for talks with the USA. A beautiful ending to a wonderful Winter Olympics of 2018.
No doubt, these talks will now be held in extreme privacy, away from the prying eyes of the media. We have a feeling that common ground, respect and resolutions are at hand. On part of all countries, this was a great event of diplomacy, unity and progress for the world.
Norway were the overall winners of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang in the medal count, but we really feel that North Korea, South Korea and the USA were the biggest winners of all in these Olympics.
Brainstain, over and out!
Story by The Narrator
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