1. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has spoken briefly with North Korea’s ceremonial head of state, Kim Yong Nam, at a pre-Olympic reception in South Korea.
2. South Korean President Moon Jae-in has held a meeting with a high-level delegation from North Korea.
3. In the PyeongChang Olympic Games, athletes from 92 countries and territories are taking part. That’s a record for the Winter Games.