Winter Olympics: gold medals for Chloe Kim and Marcel Hirscher – live!

7.12am GMT

The North Korean leader is having a little joke about the weather at the Games, my colleague Benjamin Haas reports from Pyeongchang. Given it makes a change from threats of nuclear war, we’ll go along with it.

North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has praised the “warm climate of reconciliation and dialogue” after a delegation returned from their three-day visit to the South for the Winter Olympics.

Kim expressed “satisfaction” over their visit, according to state media, and gave his gratitude for “sincere” and “very impressive” efforts made by Seoul to receive them.

Related: Kim Jong-un praises ‘sincere, impressive’ South Korea

7.01am GMT

And here’s your need-to-know on that victory in the men’s Alpine combined, courtesy of AP:

Marcel Hirscher of Austria has won the men’s Alpine combined event, the first career Olympic gold medal for one of skiing’s greats.

Hirscher used his elite skills in the slalom leg to rise from 12th place after the opening run of downhill.

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