The Olympic Cauldron was lit by 2010 Olympic gold medalist and Korean super star Figure Skater Kim Yuna on Friday marking the start of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
In total, fourteen skaters had the honor of leading their nation's delegation into the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium as flag bearers. For Speed Skating: Jan Smeekens (NED), Elena Rigas (DEN), Saskia Alusalu (EST), Pedro Causil (COL), Zbigniew Brodka (POL) and Konrad Nagy (HUN). The Short Trackers were: Cheyenne Goh (SGP), Arianna Fontana (ITA), Yang Zhou (CHN) and Abzal Azhgaliyev (KAZ). Finally four Figure Skating athletes: Julian Yee (MAS), Alexei Bychenko (ISR), Morisi Kvitelashvili (GEO) and Tessa Virtue /Scott Moir (CAN).
Riuscirò mai a dormire dopo una serata come questa??? Felicità allo stato puro 💚💜❤️💙💛— Arianna Fontana (@AryFonta) February 9, 2018
Am I going to sleep tonight??? Still too excited 🇮🇹💁🏼🔝🤘😝💚 #OpeningCeremony #ItaliaTeam #Olympics #PyeongChang2018 pic.twitter.com/udEEAiQAvM
Here are some of the moments our skaters shared from this memorable evening:
Photos from last night! @AlexShibutani and I didn’t attend the #OpeningCeremony so that we could prepare for our competition, but we took some pictures with our @TeamUSA teammates before they went to the stadium! 😊❤️🇺🇸 #TeamUSA #WinterOlympics pic.twitter.com/YU8RXvvdDp— Maia Shibutani (@MaiaShibutani) February 10, 2018