The world is watching today as the 2018 OlympicWinter Games officially kick off inPyeongchang, South Korea.
The nation has hosted the Olympics before, the 1988 Summer Games in the capital of Seoul. Butthis is South Korea's first winter Olympics andthere are a number of other firsts planned forthese games.
For one thing, four new events will take place including big air snowboarding, big airfreestyle skiing, mass start speed skating and mixed doubles curling.
For the first time, more than 100 medal events will be held at a winter games.
And six countries, from Ecuador to Eritrea to Singapore will be represented for thefirst time at a Winter Olympics.
Akwasi Frimpong isn't only the first skeleton athlete representing Ghana, he's theonly African man competing in these games.
And for the first time, a delegation from the Vatican has been invited to the openingceremony and an orthodox Jewish athlete will be competing.
These are just a few of the ways these games will make history, not to mention theheadlines they've already grabbed when it comes to the rivalry between South and NorthKorea.
WILL RIPLEY, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: On both sides of the KoreanPeninsula, two drastically different scenes.
In North Korea, a massive show of military force. In South Korea, ceremonies kickingoff what they call the Peace Olympics.
Analysts say the parade in Pyeongchang displayed more intercontinental ballisticmissiles at once than we've ever seen before. Previous parades featured just one or twoof the missiles North Korea claims can hit the mainland U.S.
CHAD O'CARROLL, MANAGING DIRECTOR, KOREA RISK GROUP: Now we've seen today atleast seven of those. And so, it does suggest while still a small number that aproduction has started in some way.
RIPLEY: Analysts say the actual missiles are likely hidden away. Military paradesusually feature mockups to protect the North Korean leadership, including Kim Jong-un, making a rare appearance alongside his wife, North Korean first lady Ri Sol-ju.
Today's military parade will show off the status of the powerful DPRK, said theNorth Korean leader, which has developed into a world class military power.
In South Korea, a welcoming ceremony for North Korean athletes, and a rare sight, theraising of a North Korean flag on South Korean soil.
But not everyone was giving the North Koreans a warm welcome. Dozens of anti-Pyongyangprotesters staging a noisy demonstration, as South Korean President Moon Jae-inprepares for a historic meeting, lunch with Kim Jong- un's younger sister, Kim Yo-jong, the first member of the ruling Kim family to step foot on South Korean soil sincethe Korean War in 1950.
KOREA RISK GROUP总经理查德•奥卡洛尔：今天我们至少看到了7枚洲际弹道导弹。这确实表明，这仍然只是一小部分，从某种程度上来说，生产已经开始了。