[ti:Koreas Share Handshake at Olympic Games Opening] [by:www.51voa.com] [00:00.00]更多听力请访问51VOA.COM [00:00.00]A sister of North Korea's leader shook hands with the South Korean president [00:06.89]as representatives of the two countries sat together [00:11.54]at the opening of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics. [00:18.33]Sitting nearby was Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe [00:24.68]and the head of the United States delegation, Vice President Mike Pence. [00:31.03]On Thursday, the two men met at the prime minister's home in Japan. [00:38.24]They spoke of strengthening the military alliance [00:42.84]between their countries to answer threats by North Korea. [00:48.82]As is Olympic tradition, Greece, which held the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, [00:58.93]led the parade of athletes into the sports stadium in Pyeongchang. [01:05.80]Other countries followed in alphabetical order, based the Korean alphabet. [01:13.82]Athletes from the two Koreas marched in together under a white flag, [01:21.58]which has a blue image in the shape of the Korean peninsula. [01:26.54]The ceremonies took place as the world looks for clues about the peninsula's future [01:34.53]while North Korea continues its nuclear and missile activities. [01:41.43]Before the ceremony, South Korean officials released a statement from President Moon Jae-in. [01:50.18]He said, "Athletes from the two Koreas will work together for victory, [01:58.36]and that will resonate with and be remembered [02:02.48]in the hearts of people around the world as a sign of peace." [02:08.65]The North has sent nearly 500 people to the PyeongChang Games. [02:17.58]Its delegation includes government officials, athletes, artists and cheerleaders. [02:25.91]More than 2,900 athletes from 92 countries will compete in the games, [02:35.27]making it the biggest Winter Olympics to date. [02:39.50]One member of the North Korean delegation is Kim Yo Jong. [02:46.73]She is the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, [02:52.17]and believed to be his closest confidant. [02:56.61]She is also the first member of North Korea's ruling family [03:02.56]to visit the South since the Korean War. [03:06.61]Kim Jong Un himself has not left North Korea or met any head of state since 2011 [03:16.12]- the year he became the country's leader after the death of his father. [03:22.08]Officially, Kim Yo Jong, at the age of 30, [03:27.85]is just a member of a delegation led by 90-year-old Kim Yong Nam. [03:34.88]She and the rest of the North's delegation are to join Moon for a meal on Saturday. [03:43.55]The United States has repeatedly warned its ally South Korea [03:50.19]to continue pressure on the North Korean government. [03:54.91]But Vice President Pence has not ruled out a meeting [04:00.06]with North Korean officials during his visit to South Korea. [04:06.43]The vice president was asked about the possibility of U.S.-North Korea talks [04:14.40]before leaving Monday on his six-day Asia trip. [04:19.34]"Let me say President Trump has said he always believes in talking, [04:26.78]but I haven't requested any meeting," Pence told reporters. [04:32.35]He added, "But we'll see what happens." [04:37.81]I'm Mario Ritter. 更多听力请访问51VOA.COM