Olympics-Korean figure skater Kim Yuna lights Olympic cauldron

PyeongChang, February 25, 2018 — South Korean figure skating superstar Kim Yuna lit the Olympic cauldron at the Pyeongchang Winter Games on Friday.  Kim, who won gold at the Vancouver Games in 2010 and silver in Sochi four years later, performed a short skating routine before receiving the torch and sending flames shooting up to the cauldron.

General view during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble
Performance during the opening ceremony.
REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

The Pyeongchang Games run from Feb. 9 to 25.

Hwang Chung Gum and Won Yunjong of Korea carry the national flag. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
Fireworks during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
Hockey players from the unified Korean team wave during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach