Everything You Need to See from the Opening Ceremony | Pyeongchang 2018

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Watch the best moments of the opening ceremony of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, a spectacle of lights, a call for unity, and a vision of peace of harmony.

Highlights included the parade of nations, in which athletes from 91 countries strutted their stuff. Among them were the Canadians, decked out red, white and black, and a greased-up, bare-chested Tongan flag-bearer (Pita Taufatofua, a cross-country skier.)

Team Canada's 225 athletes and 87 coaches entered the stadium a little after 7 a.m. ET, led by decorated ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.

The spectacle concluded with speeches by dignitaries, including International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach.

Bach thanked the North and South Korea delegations for working together, and said the two countries sent a "powerful message of peace to the world."

It ended when Yuna Kim, a two-time Olympic medallist in women's figure skating and a South Korean national treasure, lit the Olympic cauldron.

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Everything You Need to See from the Opening Ceremony