Opening Olympic Ceremony


2020 AYWW has always embraced the global good will of the International Olympics. This too often latent global good will is essential to the success of 2020 A Year Without War. Thanks to the passage this past November 2017 by the U.N. of its 10th Olympic Truce, these Korean Winter Games are an expression of the nations of the world abiding desire for at least a one-month global Olympic Truce. 


Now it is up to all of us to secure an eleven-month extension to the anticipated one-month 2020 Summer Olympic Truce and make 2020 a year without war. Come to our website, go to Speak to Power, and where ever you are in the U.S., you can find the emails for your Congressional Representative, President Trump, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Ms. Nikki Haley. Let them know, we need the U.S. to lead the way in securing a one-year U.N. global truce in 2020. If you missed the 4:00 a.m. live broadcast from Pyeongchang, then the Olympics are about open for you in the United States this evening at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, 5:00 p.m. Western time. NBC will broadcast the entire Opening Ceremonies in Pyeongchang. So…


Traveling from Greece to South Korea, the Olympic torch has arrived in Pyeongchang and the Games are on! Inbee Park, the golfer, will be one of the final torchbearers. Two members of the mixed North and South Korean women’s hockey team, Chung Su-hyon of North Korea and Park Jong-ah of South Korea, will carry the torch up the stairs. And the hero chosen for the highest of Olympic honors is Yuna Kim, the profoundly popular figure skater who won the gold medal in 2010 and the silver medal in 2014. She is a beloved celebrity in South Korea and often referred to as “Queen Yuna.”