Luminaries from British film, music and sport helped kick off the London Olympics.
The 2018 Olympics have officially begun with the opening ceremonies in the South Korean region of Pyeongchang. The Russians entered as "Olympic Athletes," South and North Korea as one — and the Tongan was topless again.
Protesters waved banners that read "Colonization is not a game," as the 21st Commonwealth Games got underway on Australia's Gold Coast. More than 70 nations and territories are competing in the 12-day multi-sport event.
On Friday, representatives of North and South Korea are to brief the IOC president on plans for their joint bid to host the 2032 Olympics. The ice between the two Korean states is slowly melting – thanks to sport.
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