Could Olympics help unification between North and South Korea?

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Now that the Olympics are over, relations on the Korean Peninsula are anybody’s guess. (Yahoo Sports)
Now that the Olympics are over, relations on the Korean Peninsula are anybody’s guess. (Yahoo Sports)

North and South Korea walked together under a “Unification Flag” at the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, sparking hope that the games could lead to peace talks to help diffuse tension on the Korean Peninsula.

North Korea seemingly made headlines throughout the entire Games. From Vice President Mike Pence sitting during the North and South’s entrance at the Opening Ceremony, to the joint hockey team, to the North Korean cheerleaders, the world had its eyes on North Korea.

Now that the games are officially over, though, what happens next is anybody’s guess.

Yahoo Sports talked to North Korean defectors Hyeonseo Lee and Ji Seong-ho about how good everything seemed between the two nations during the Olympics could disappear almost immediately.

Check out the full interview below for their stories on how they escaped from North Korea, how they viewed the North Korean’s at the 2018 Games, and their hopes for future relations between North Korea, South Korea and the United States:

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