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Vice President Vice President Mike Pence watches the opening ceremony of the Pyeong Chang Winter Olympics along with Kim Yo-jong the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

S. Korean president meets head of DPRK delegation for Winter Olympics

The cauldron in Jack Poole Plaza at the Vancouver Convention Centre, which has been set ablaze occasionally since 2010 for events as varied as the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup to restaurant openings, will burn for two hours Thursday, 5-7 p.m., in advance of Friday's Opening Ceremony (3 a.m. on CBC).

Brown now stars in NBC's Emmy Award- and Golden Globe-nominated drama series This Is Us.

The 2018 Winter Olympics start on February 8 with the opening ceremonies, and last through February 25.

The group of 32 athletes - including six-time Olympic gold medallist Viktor Ahn, three former National Hockey League players and world biathlon champion Anton Shipulin - failed to pass mandatory IOC vetting, imposed as a result of Russian doping at the 2014 Games. Wilson competed in Sochi, but did not medal.

Siblings Matt and Becca Hamilton were able to steal a point for the U.S.in the second end after the Swiss team hit their own rock out of the button in an attempt to knock out the U.S.'s red stone.

The IOC was swift to welcome the decision, the latest twist in the Russian doping scandal, saying the ruling "supports the fight against doping and brings clarity for all athletes".

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Eighteen-year-old Nathan Chen has the best chance at taking home gold for the USA figure skating team. The NHL wanted the International Olympic Committee to insure its players during the tournament, as it did in Sochi. An OAR participant who wins a gold medal will hear the Olympic anthem played instead of the Russian one.

The DPRK delegation will stay in South Korea for three days till Sunday.

Figure skating isn't everyone's favorite, but the most popular of those events are the men's long program February 17 and the women's February 23. Watch "The Best Parts of the Winter Olympics" and tell us your favorite sports and athletes to watch in the comments!

Australia has a full allocation for the men's and women's fields in PyeongChang and will be eyeing off medals to defending world champion Britt Cox and regular World Cup podium finisher Matt Graham. The 35,000-seat temporary venue will also host the closing ceremony.

You, yes, you in your underwear on the couch eating a bowl of cereal, can live stream the event online tomorrow though NBC's multiple apps (NBC, NBC Sports and NBC's Olympics website).

"Building off our successful partnership for the Rio Olympics, we're excited to significantly expand the NBC Olympic experience on Snapchat by delivering even more content and coverage to the platform, including a live look-in on one of the most compelling moments each day during the Games", says Gary Zenkel, president of NBC Olympics.

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