The Winter Olympics' opening ceremonywas hit with a cyber attack, officials for the PyeongChang games confirmed - but stopped short of blaming Russia for the breach.
The outage left users unable to print tickets or view information about the games.
Andthese two weren't the only ones on hand, as World No. 3 So Yeon Ryu was in attendance.
The wifi in the Pyeonchang Olympicstadium also stopped working along with televisions and internet at the main press centre.
A cyber attack disrupted theopening ceremony of the2018 Winter Olympics on Friday, organisers have revealed. "American audiences continue to be interested and excited for the Games, andthe early consumption results show that our multiple platform strategy is dominating the media landscape".
Since the Olympics date back to roots in Ancient Greece, the games are steeped in tradition.
Cybersecurity firm ThreatConnect says a hacking unit with Russian ties called "Pawn Storm" recently sent malicious emails to the International Ski Federation, International Ice Hockey Federation, and several other organizations with a stake in the winter games.
Just days before theopening ceremony, Russia's foreign ministry said any allegations linking Russian hackers to potential cyberattacks or hacks on theWinter Olympics would be baseless. The wind chill in the mountainous regions means it can feel as cold as -25C.
Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and US Vice-President Mike Pence were among the VIPs at Pyeongchang OlympicStadium late on Friday.
People were obsessed with the cape, as it stood out among a sea of standard uniforms.
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