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Winter Olympics, Here We Go!

This Friday, February 9 is the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. This major sporting event brings together 2,925 athletes from 92 nations, including North Korea. As for Russia, whose Olympic Committee has been excluded from these Winter Olympics as a result of the doping scandal, 169 of its athletes are competing under the Olympic flag.

In an effort to re-establish their dialogue, the two Koreas had announced, on January 17, that their delegations would march under the same banner at the opening of the Winter Olympics. When we know that the year 2017 was the scene of several crises and tensions in the region (between the ballistic missile tests of the North Korean leader and the appalling tweets of the American president), these Winter Olympics have a symbolic significance in the eyes of the world. Should we see in this joint participation a diplomatic step towards an appeasement of relations between the two Koreas, who still officially at war?

To see our previous weekly editorials on international news, take a look here!

  • Chappatte (Suisse / Switzerland), The New York Times
    Winter Olympics, Here We Go! - Chappatte (Suisse / Switzerland), The New York Times
    "Les athlètes des deux Corées défileront sous un même drapeau"
  • Khalid Gueddar (Maroc / Morocco)
    Winter Olympics, Here We Go! - Khalid Gueddar (Maroc / Morocco)
  • No-río (Japon / Japan), Asahi Shimbun
    Winter Olympics, Here We Go! - No-río (Japon / Japan), Asahi Shimbun
  • Joep Bertrams (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands), Caglecartoons.com
    Winter Olympics, Here We Go! - Joep Bertrams (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands), Caglecartoons.com
    "La Paix sur glace"
  • Steve Sack (États-Unis / USA), Caglecartoons.com
    Winter Olympics, Here We Go! - Steve Sack (États-Unis / USA), Caglecartoons.com
    "Russie"
  • Vadot (Belgique/ Belgium), Le Vif / L’Express
    Winter Olympics, Here We Go! - Vadot (Belgique/ Belgium), Le Vif / L’Express
    "Olympic truce"
  • Roar Hagen (Norvège / Norway), Verdens Gang
    Winter Olympics, Here We Go! - Roar Hagen (Norvège / Norway), Verdens Gang
  • Kroll (Belgique / Belgium), Le Soir
    Winter Olympics, Here We Go! - Kroll (Belgique / Belgium), Le Soir
    "North Korea and South Korea calming down" "Don't tweet anything, Mr President" "Please don't tweet anything" "Give the toy Donald"
  • Tjeerd Royaards (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands), Cartoon Movement
    Winter Olympics, Here We Go! - Tjeerd Royaards (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands), Cartoon Movement
  • Paresh (Inde / India), Caglecartoons.com
    Winter Olympics, Here We Go! - Paresh (Inde / India), Caglecartoons.com
    "Comité international olympique" "Corée du Nord / Corée du Sud" "On dirait que la diplomatie de Trump a fonctionné!"
  • Chappatte (Suisse / Switzerland), The New York Times
  • Khalid Gueddar (Maroc / Morocco)
  • No-río (Japon / Japan), Asahi Shimbun
  • Joep Bertrams (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands), Caglecartoons.com
  • Steve Sack (États-Unis / USA), Caglecartoons.com
  • Vadot (Belgique/ Belgium), Le Vif / L’Express
  • Roar Hagen (Norvège / Norway), Verdens Gang
  • Kroll (Belgique / Belgium), Le Soir
  • Tjeerd Royaards (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands), Cartoon Movement
  • Paresh (Inde / India), Caglecartoons.com