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Sport Korean intruder ejected from Olympic opening ceremony

08:05  10 february  2018
08:05  10 february  2018 Source:   afp.com

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AKorean intruder was tackled by Olympic security and thrown out of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics opening ceremony after attempting to accost two

Korean spectator is ejected from Winter Olympics opening ceremony after being tackled by security when he slid down an icy chute and 'tried to accost two

The intruder slid down an icy chute to reach the opening ceremony performers, before being wrestled out by security© Provided by AFP The intruder slid down an icy chute to reach the opening ceremony performers, before being wrestled out by security A Korean intruder was tackled by Olympic security and thrown out of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics opening ceremony after attempting to accost two performers, organisers said on Friday.

The unwanted guest made a daring entrance, sliding down a long icy chute forming the backdrop to a stage to reach the performers before being wrestled out by security officials.

The invasion came just after the two Koreas had marched into the stadium behind the blue-and-white unification flag, possibly indicating the stunt was politically motivated.

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"A Korean intruder was tackled by Olympic security and thrown out of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics opening ceremony after attempting to accost two

The protester was ejected from the ceremony in Pyeongchang, during the opening ceremony . The man attempted to accost two performers during the high profile event up a North Korean flag as emotions ran high.South and North Korea last marched together at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.

Police were investigating the incident, but they said no arrests had been made.

"It was a Korean spectator and he was removed from the stadium as soon as he was taken off the stage," a spokeswoman for Games organisers told AFP.

"He is currently not in police custody but the police are investigating the situation."

As the two Koreas marched together in sub-zero temperatures, South Korea's president shared a historic handshake with Kim Jong Un's sister as the Games marked a thaw in the often frosty relations on the peninsula.

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A Korean intruder was tackled by Olympic security and thrown out of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics opening ceremony after attempting to accost two performers, organisers said on Friday. The unwanted guest made a daring entrance, sliding down a long icy chute forming the backdrop to a

A Korean intruder was tackled by Olympic security and thrown out of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics opening ceremony after attempting to accost two performers, organisers said on Friday. The unwanted guest made a daring entrance, sliding down a long icy chute forming the backdrop to a

However, just a block from the Olympic a few dozen protestors raged against the presence of North Korean athletes and officials at the Games, tearing up a North Korean flag as emotions ran high.

South and North Korea last marched together at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. They also made the symbolic gesture at the opening of the 2000 and 2004 Olympics in Sydney and Athens.

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