Pence stands for US, sits for other athletes during opening ceremony

Vice President Mike Pence and wife Karen attend the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics at PyeongChang, S. Korea February 9, 2018.

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (WTHR) - Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, attended the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in PyeongChang Friday.

They both donned the red, white, and blue Team USA winter jackets.

Team USA marched in to "Gangnam Style", and the Pences stood and cheered.

A White House official says Pence and the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un were seated just feet apart during the ceremony, but they did not interact.

The White House official says Pence stood only for the U.S. team, despite other people in the box standing and applauding when athletes from the two Koreas walked in together.

Pence was seated between the leaders of South Korea and Japan, with Kim Yo Jong and North Korea’s 90-year-old nominal head of state seated a row behind.