The Olympic Games are always a spectacle, filled with stories of athletes’ successes and failures. New stars are born and veterans have one last time in the limelight. But the games can also became a political stage. This was certainly the case at the opening ceremony of this year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.The opening ceremony, focused on peace and harmony, became the scene of a historic handshake when South Korean President Moon Jae-in greeted Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, and Kim Yong Nam, who headed the North Korean Olympic delegation. This occurred only feet away from US Vice-President Mike Pence, who looked on stony faced. Ms. Kim is the first member of North Korea’s ruling family to have visited the South since the Korean War ended in 1953.