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An oiled up Pita Taufatofua joined another opening ceremony, despite the frigid temperatures in PyeongChang. The 34-year-old Polynesian carried the Tongan flag, once again, during the Parade of Nations and, once again, he left his shirt at home, instead wearing a traditional outfit from his nation.
Taufatofua announced in 2016 that he would be taking a break from taekwondo, a Summer Olympics sport, to focus on cross-country skiing at the Winter Games.
“I wanna show people who aren’t into sport or are having struggles in their life, that they can do something completely new, completely out of their comfort zone, and enjoy that journey and get somewhere with it,” he told People.