As representatives from around the world headed toward Pyeongchang this week to participate in preliminary competitions, EXO’s Baekhyun and VIXX performed at the opening ceremony of the International Olympic Committee general assembly on Feb. 5.
Who performed at the Olympics in South Korea?
BTS, on Friday, featured among three national icons of South Korea to represent the country at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics.
Who arrived to represent North Korea at the 2018 Olympics?
And North Korea has pulled out all the stops for this event. Kim Yo Jong, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister, and Kim Yong Nam, an influential and top North Korean official, lead the Pyongyang delegation. Cheerleaders, fans, reporters, a taekwondo demonstration team, and a 140-member orchestra joined them.
Who were the four singers at the Olympics?
John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Imagine” was once again featured at an Olympic ceremony, with John Legend, Keith Urban, Angélique Kidjo and more collaborating on a version to kick off the Tokyo games.
Is North Korea banned from the Olympics?
North Korea has a reputation of being one of the most closed countries on the planet but the announcement that they would not be at Tokyo 2020 was still a surprise for many. It is the first Olympics the country has missed since 1988.
Where was the 2018 Olympics held?
Why was Russia banned from the Olympics?
Russia were reprimanded by the Court of Arbitration for Sport and World Anti-Doping Agency after being found guilty of running a state-sponsored doping scheme. The country was banned from hosting and competing in major sporting events for four years.
When did BTS join the military?
This news comes as BTS member Jin turns 30 next year. In December 2020, South Korea’s parliament passed a bill allowing the biggest K-pop stars, including BTS, to postpone their compulsory military service until the age of 30.