Yuna Kim, a South Korean figure skating gold medalist, ignited the Olympic cauldron for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Friday night in a bitterly cold opening ceremony that highlighted Korean unity.
Minutes into a spectacular opening ceremony, Moon greeted a number of world leaders including Kim Yo Jong and North Korea's 90-year-old ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam, the head of the North's Olympic delegation.
Fireworks lit up the sky over the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium, where North Korea's all-female cheering squad were among the crowd, as the gala event started.
Kim Yo Jong is the first member of the North's ruling dynasty to visit the south since the end of the Korean War in 1953.
But when the two Koreas, who have been separated for 70 years, march in together, it should still be an electrifying moment on this peninsula and around the world.
On the same day, the Court of Arbitration upheld a doping ban of 47 Russian athletes, keeping them out of the Pyeongchang Games.
The U.S. team: 242. However, "If they (the North Koreans) had approached him (in the box) he would have responded", added the official.
Absent negotiations, North Korea will be left to quietly prepare its next move after the Olympics.
The organisers were said to have given 4,000 of the phones to athletes attending the Pyeongchang Games.
But North Korea has a habit of not letting itself be ignored when it comes to its southern rival. Still, NBC has already made much of that back, selling more than $900 million in ad sales for the recent Winter games, a record according to the network.
It is unclear if the government will attempt to dissuade the restaurant owners once again now that the Olympics are underway. A few years later, the discovery of the huge progress Pyongyang had been surreptitiously making on its nuclear programs plunged the Korean Peninsula into crisis. The opening ceremony offered at least some hints about that, and maybe more.
And, of course, the USA contingent, including the snowboarders Shaun White and Chloe Kim, figure skater Nathan Chen, and skiers Lindsey Vonn and the likely breakout star of the 2018 Games, Mikaela Shiffrin.
Before the ceremony, South Korean officials released a statement from President Moon Jae-in.