The 2018 Winter Olympics

The 2018 Winter Olympics are officially underway in PyeongChang, South Korea! Check out highlight photos of the epic Opening Ceremony here!

The time has come for another Olympic Games! This year’s Winter Olympics are coming straight from PyeongChang, South Korea, and the competition kicked off with the Opening Ceremony celebration on Feb. 9. During the Opening Ceremony, the athletes marched in parade through the arena before the head of state will officially declare the Games open. With so many participants, it’s a quite a long process! The athletes enter in alphabetical order by country, so the United States‘ competitors will be toward the end of the pack. Click through the gallery above to check out all the athletes arriving, as well as other highlights from the Opening Ceremony – write  Alyssa Norwin

Olympics Opening Ceremony 2018
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Erin Hamlin carries the flag of the United States during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea
Olympics Opening Ceremony, Pyeongchang, South Korea – 09 Feb 2018

 

The 2018 Winter Olympics
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Erin Hamlin carries the flag of the United States during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea
Olympics Opening Ceremony, Pyeongchang, South Korea – 09 Feb 2018

 

The 2018 Winter Olympics
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An athlete from the United States poses during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea
Olympics Opening Ceremony, Pyeongchang, South Korea – 09 Feb 2018

 

The 2018 Winter Olympics
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Members of the United States team walk during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea
Olympics Opening Ceremony, Pyeongchang, South Korea – 09 Feb 2018

 

The 2018 Winter Olympics
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Elena Moller Rigas carries the flag of Denmark during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea
Olympics Opening Ceremony, Pyeongchang, South Korea – 09 Feb 2018

 

The 2018 Winter Olympics
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Team Norway arrive during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea
Olympics Opening Ceremony, Pyeongchang, South Korea – 09 Feb 2018

 

The 2018 Winter Olympics
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German Madrazo carries the flag of Mexico during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea
Olympics Opening Ceremony, Pyeongchang, South Korea – 09 Feb 2018

 

The 2018 Winter Olympics
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Marius Ungureanu carries the flag of Romania during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea
Olympics Opening Ceremony, Pyeongchang, South Korea – 09 Feb 2018

 

The 2018 Winter Olympics
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Germany’s team walk onto the stage during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea
Olympics Opening Ceremony, Pyeongchang, South Korea – 09 Feb 2018

 

The 2018 Winter Olympics
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Drummers perform during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea
Olympics Opening Ceremony, Pyeongchang, South Korea – 09 Feb 2018

 

The 2018 Winter Olympics
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Drummers perform during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea
Olympics Opening Ceremony, Pyeongchang, South Korea – 09 Feb 2018

 

The 2018 Winter Olympics
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Ngozi Onwumere carries the flag of Nigeria during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea
Olympics Opening Ceremony, Pyeongchang, South Korea – 09 Feb 2018

 

The 2018 Winter Olympics
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Jan Smeekens carries the flag of the Netherlands during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea
Olympics Opening Ceremony, Pyeongchang, South Korea – 09 Feb 2018

 

The 2018 Winter Olympics
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Beau-James Wells carries the flag of New Zealand during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea
Olympics Opening Ceremony, Pyeongchang, South Korea – 09 Feb 2018

 

The 2018 Winter Olympics
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The Republic of Korea flag is hoisted during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea
Olympics Opening Ceremony, Pyeongchang, South Korea – 09 Feb 2018

 

The 2018 Winter Olympics
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The South Korea flag is carried into the arena during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea
Olympics Opening Ceremony, Pyeongchang, South Korea – 09 Feb 2018

 

The 2018 Winter Olympics
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Dancers perform during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea
Olympics Opening Ceremony, Pyeongchang, South Korea – 09 Feb 2018

 

The 2018 Winter Olympics
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Dancers perform during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea
Olympics Opening Ceremony, Pyeongchang, South Korea – 09 Feb 2018

 

The 2018 Winter Olympics
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International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in wave during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea
Olympics Opening Ceremony, Pyeongchang, South Korea – 09 Feb 2018

 

The 2018 Winter Olympics
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Dancers perform during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea
Olympics Opening Ceremony, Pyeongchang, South Korea – 09 Feb 2018

 

The 2018 Winter Olympics
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Fireworks explode around the Olympic Stadium to mark the start of the opening ceremony at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea
Olympics Opening Ceremony, Pyeongchang, South Korea – 09 Feb 2018

 

The 2018 Winter Olympics
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Fireworks are set off during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea
Olympics Opening Ceremony, Pyeongchang, South Korea – 09 Feb 2018

 

The 2018 Winter Olympics
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Dancers perform during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea
Olympics Opening Ceremony, Pyeongchang, South Korea – 09 Feb 2018

 

The 2018 Winter Olympics
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Michael Sohn/AP/REX/Shutterstock (9366845w)
Dancers perform during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea
Olympics Opening Ceremony, Pyeongchang, South Korea – 09 Feb 2018

 

The 2018 Winter Olympics
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Jae C. Hong/AP/REX/Shutterstock (9366845x)
Dancers perform during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea
Olympics Opening Ceremony, Pyeongchang, South Korea – 09 Feb 2018

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