Thursday, 19 September, 2019

It's over: A low-key Games on a far more human scale

It's over: A low-key Games on a far more human scale It's over: A low-key Games on a far more human scale
Lora Ball | 26 February, 2018, 06:23

If you are of the opinion that no closing ceremony is complete without giant, well-lit, rollerblading pandas, this was the event for you.

But unlike the opening ceremony where the South and North Koreans came out together under one flag, they entered the floor split up.

See more coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics in the video below. The attack took down internet and Wi-Fi access during the opening ceremonies, as well as the event's website.

"We will be welcoming all the friends from all corners of the world, including the athletes, to the Olympic Winter Games 2022", said Beijing 2022 Closing Ceremony Director Yimou Zhang, who is a celebrated film director who also directed the Beijing 2008 ceremonies, according to Olympic website.

"I don't know what happened to me, I took the wrong way", Stadlober said with an embarrassed laugh.

"The world paid its high tribute of admiration for the athletes of South and North Korea, who marched and competed together during the games".

As the ceremonies began, Moon's office announced that, during hour-long talks before the closing, Kim Yong Chol had expressed a "willingness" for North Korea to talk to the United States.

That said, the eldest Trump daughter clarified in an official statement that her main objective was "congratulating Team USA and celebrating all that our athletes have achieved".

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But that feeling in that moment, it represents the complete transformation of a man and a team and, they hope, a sport in the U.S. The men's team did eventually get their proper medals, and whichever women's team wins the gold will not be cheated from theirs.

Bjorgen's five medals were the most by any athlete at these Winter Games. - Norway's Marit Bjoergen on signing off her Olympic career with a gold medal in women's 30km mass start cross-country ski race.

From left: South Korean speed skaters Kim Min-seok, Chung Jae-won and Lee Seung-hoon compete in the men's team pursuit final at Gangneung Oval during the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on February 21, 2018.

Bach hailed the Pyeongchang Olympics as "the games of new horizons". Bjorgen earned a medal in each of her events at these Games - two golds, a silver and two bronzes.

While Canada set a national record for combined medals at a Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, eclipsing the 26 won at home at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, it did not match the 14 gold Canada won in Vancouver.

The North Korean cheerleaders made an impression at these Winter Games. "That is so cool", Trump added as she raised the medal with one hand and draped her other arm around Gibbs.

There were a record 102 gold medals at 12 venues in PyeongChang and its neighboring cities of Gangneung and Jeongseon.

South Korea's second silver medal of the day came from the Olympic Sliding Centre, where Germany's Francesco Friedrich piloted Germany to four-man bobsleigh gold.

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