A huge crowd gathered in the freezing Olympics Stadium in this isolated, mountainous corner of South Korea, as performances displayed the sweep of Korean history and culture. The march of athletes from the world's many nations saw them girded against a frigid Korean night with temperatures that dipped below freezing and biting winds. — The Associated Press

The opening ceremonies will be broadcast on delay in primetime tonight on NBC. Here are some of the best images from Pyeongchang's Olympic kickoff: