Pyeongchang, South Korea - A Korean intruder was tackled by Olympic security and thrown out of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics opening ceremony after attempting to accost two performers, organisers said on Friday.
The unwanted guest made a daring entrance, sliding down a long icy chute forming the backdrop to a stage to reach the performers before being wrestled out by security officials.
The invasion came just after the two Koreas had marched into the stadium behind the blue-and-white unification flag, possibly indicating the stunt was politically motivated.
Police were investigating the incident, but they said no arrests had been made.
"It was a Korean spectator and he was removed from the stadium as soon as he was taken off the stage," a spokeswoman for Games organisers told AFP.
"He is currently not in police custody but the police are investigating the situation."