Professional lookalikes ‘Howard’ and Dennis Alan impersonate US president Donald Trump (R) and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea. Photo: Kyodo Professional lookalikes ‘Howard’ and Dennis Alan impersonate US president Donald Trump (R) and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea. Photo: Kyodo
Professional lookalikes ‘Howard’ and Dennis Alan impersonate US president Donald Trump (R) and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea. Photo: Kyodo
Nick Atkin
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Nick Atkin

Get your skates on, Hong Kong: it’s time for a Winter Olympics rethink when a Kim Jong-un prank gets more buzz than the sport

Kim and Trump impersonators provided plenty of laughs but would the majority of Hongkongers have even known the Games were on without their stunt?

Professional lookalikes ‘Howard’ and Dennis Alan impersonate US president Donald Trump (R) and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea. Photo: Kyodo Professional lookalikes ‘Howard’ and Dennis Alan impersonate US president Donald Trump (R) and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea. Photo: Kyodo
Professional lookalikes ‘Howard’ and Dennis Alan impersonate US president Donald Trump (R) and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea. Photo: Kyodo
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Nick Atkin

Nick Atkin

Nick is a production editor on the South China Morning Post’s sport desk, where he covers mixed martial arts (MMA). He was previously a sports writer and editor for ESPN.