The Sports Examiner

EXTRA: Elegant Opening Ceremony starts the XXIII Olympic Winter Games

TSX EXTRA – for Feb. 9, 2018: There was cold, but there was also drama in a neat, compact Opening Ceremony in PyeongChang, Korea to start the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

We have the minute-by-minute description of the ceremony – including IOC President Thomas Bach’s complete address – and some observations on the meet-up of Korean tradition and technology. Plus our weekend previews of:

(1) ARCHERY: The Vegas Shoot brings together 3,500 archers for, among other things, the fourth stage and final of the World Archery Indoor World Cup.

(2) ATHLETICS: Good match-ups this Saturday in Boston for the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, the fourth leg of the IAAF World Indoor Tour.

(3) JUDO: Outstanding fields for the first Grand Slam of the year, the Paris Grand Slam, with seven no. 1-ranked athletes and three potential 1-vs.-2 match-ups.

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