At a VIP reception before the opening ceremony, Pence and Kim Yong Nam were in the same room, according to Jarrod Agen, his deputy chief of staff, but Pence "did not come across the North Korean delegation" at the event.
Winter Olympics officials have confirmed the games were hit by a cyber-attack during the opening ceremony - but have refused to confirm rumours in Pyeongchang that Russian Federation was responsible. Her selection as flag bearer caused a bit of controversy after fellow American athlete Shani Davis tweeted his criticism of the selection process.
The two-hour long opening ceremony of the first Winter Olympics in South Korea was held under the slogan, "Passion, Connected". She verbally conveyed Kim's invitation to Moon "to visit the North at his most convenient time", he added. Members of a delegation from North Korea, part of an extraordinary Olympics partnership between the two Korean rivals, watched from high in the stadium a performance called "The Land of Peace".
The countries are cooperating for a series of conciliatory measures, including having their athletes parade together for the first time in 11 years at the opening ceremony last night.
Pence `Encouraged' by Talks With South Korea's Moon at Olympics
While he was in South Korea, Pence opted to ignore the North Koreans but didn't avoid meeting with them, the official said. If taken up it would be the first time in a decade that the leaders of both countries have met for a summit.
Since the end of the Korean War in 1953, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea) and the Republic of Korea (ROK or South Korea) have been in a tense back-and-forth.
North Korea is sending 22 athletes, including the Alpine skiers, to Pyeongchang thanks to special entries given by the International Olympic Committee amid rare reconciliation mood between the rival Koreas.
We'll see if he makes his way on stage during the closing ceremony.
President Donald Trump, as well as several USA allies, have agreed to halt all military exercises until after the Olympics, Pence said. That display of unity comes after sustained overtures made by South Korea's president Moon Jae-in.