Winter Olympics organisers confirm cyber attack

Hiroyuki Kobayashi and Masayo Maruyama discussed plans for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Hiroyuki Kobayashi and Masayo Maruyama discussed plans for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The PyeongChang Organising Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Games (POCOG) said it experienced a cyber attack which caused a malfunction of the Internet protocol televisions (IPTVs) at the Main Press Centre, reports Yonhap news agency.

The organisers of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics said Saturday its servers were hacked by an unidentified attacker during the opening ceremony the previous day.

Dressed in long, white padded jackets, they followed the flag with a blue silhouette of the Korean Peninsula against a white background.

The dramatic scenes come as South Korea hosted the highly-anticipated event at the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium on Friday.

The two teams marched together at an Olympics opening ceremony for the first time since 2006.

The game against Switzerland is sold out and there are rumors that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister might attend.

Meanwhile, Le Drian attended a ceremony to start the reconstruction of the French Embassy in Seoul and said the project shows how much importance France attaches to relations with South Korea.

"There is no daylight between the United States, the Republic of Korea and Japan on the need to continue to isolate North Korea economically and diplomatically until they abandon their nuclear and ballistic missile programme", Pence told reporters during the return flight to the United States.

The two Koreas have worked together to send a joint team to major global sports events only twice before.

The delegation also includes Choe Hwi, chairman of the National Sports Guidance Committee, and Ri Son Gwon, chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland.

The four senior DPRK delegates will have a meeting and lunch with President Moon on Saturday, according to South Korea's presidential Blue House.

In 1991, Seoul and Pyongyang had formed a joint team for an worldwide table-tennis championship, and for a youth soccer tournament in 1991. "There are some who would not want to be in the same room together if it wasn't for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics".

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