>> A public backlash in South Korea on Thursday, over news athletes from South and North Korea will march under one flag at the Winter Olympics. In rare talks the two nations agreed, not only to march together, but to field a joint ice hockey team at next month's Winter Games.
The South Korean government likely chalked it up as a diplomatic win, but what they didn't expect? Outrage from their own country.>> The Korean peninsula flag is not our national flag. We're the ones hosting the Olympics, so our athletes should hold the South Korean flag at the games.
Thousands of Koreans went online to express their distaste for the decision, even calling the upcoming games the Pyongyang Olympics. Reuters Josh Smith explains why.>> The South Koreans are upset about some of the proposals for several reasons. And those reasons include worries that the South Korea government is giving away too much to North Korea with little to show in return.
As well as more basic concerns about being fair to South Korean athletes. For many South Koreans, the idea of a united Korean peninsula is something that they are not very open to.>>
> It points to a sea change in South Korean attitudes towards their northern neighbors.
The younger generation also has fewer cross-border ties and see the North as separate. And after Seoul worked over a decade to secure the games, they say they don't Pyongyang stealing the spotlight.>> South Korea managed to host the PyeongChang Olympics with great difficulty on their third try. It'll be difficult to get the people's support if it's downgraded to Pyongyang Olympics.
>> And while the joint flag may have been met with the standing ovation 17 years ago, it might be a different scene this time around with the North's missiles loaded just miles away.