Best Of The PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Opening Ceremony

Feb. 09, 2018, 5 a.m. (ET)

The Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 officially began with a bang at the Opening Ceremony. Four-time Olympic luge athlete Erin Hamlin led Team USA into the celebration of unity and peace. Relive the first night of the Games with these photos of performers and U.S. athletes.

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1) Setting The Scene
Dancers perform in the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

2) Leading A Nation
Flag bearer Erin Hamlin and teammates enter the stadium at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

3) Historical Numbers
Team USA enters the stadium at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea. 

 

4) Red, White And Blue
U.S. athletes walk in the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

5) Fourth Time's A Charm
Lindsey Vonn and Team USA walk in the stadium at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea. 

 

6) Better Together
Keaton McCargo and Jaelin Kauf of the women's moguls team walk in the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

7) One Nation, One Team
Members of Team USA walk at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

8) Say Cheese!
Team USA attends the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea. 

 

9) We Are Team USA
Team USA enters the stadium at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea. 

 

10) Stylin'
Bryce Bennett takes part in the countries parade in the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea. 

 

11) Man Of The People
Shaun White waves at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea. 

 

12) Rolling Deep
Erin Hamlin and Team USA walk at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

 

13) Winter Comeback
Flag bearer Pita Taufatofua of Tonga and enters the stadium at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea. 

 

14) Coming Together
Joint flag bearers Chung Guam Hwang of Democratic People's Republic of Korea and Yunjong Won of Republic of Korea walk at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea. 

 

15) Opening Dance
Dancers perform at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea. 

 

16) Bringing the Heat
A performer plays with fire at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.. 

 

17) Party Of The Year
 A general view of the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea. 

 

18) Keepers of the Flame
The Olympic torch is carried to the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

19) It's Lit!
Fireworks erupt as the Olympic Cauldron burns at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.  

 

20) All Of The Lights
A general view of the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

21) Let The Games Begin!
A general view of the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.