Olympics Tonga Opening Ceremony

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Topless Tongan at the Olympics Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony will air tonight at 7p on NBC

February 9, 2018

Rememeber this guy from the opening ceremonies for the 2016 Olympics in Rio??? The weather was below freezing in Pyeongchang, South Korea, early Friday for the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics, but things heated up fast when Tongan flag-bearer Pita Taufatofua arrived without his shirt on to melt hearts. Taufatofua elicited cheers from the crowd as his well-oiled upper body manhandled his country's red-and-white flag--an all-the-more-impressive feat this time around given the freezing cold. "Tonga! Immune to the cold," one Twitter user wrote, while another commented, "I salute you, Tonga." HuffPo notes that Taufatofua qualified for this Olympics in cross-country skiing; in Rio, he competed in taekwondo, but lost in the first round.