Bjoergen bows out with final gold
- Author: Leroy Wright Mar 02, 2018,
Mar 02, 2018, 10:48
Russian spies hacked into the systems used by authorities at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, US intelligence sources have claimed.
Partly confirming their amicable ties, South Korean and North Korean athletes marched side by side at the closing ceremony, which was also attended by a high-level North Korean delegation led by the communist state's point man on South Korea Kim Yong-chol.
"I certainly don't know", International Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Adams said at the time. It was also aided by athletes capable of winning multiple medals, as 17 different Norwegians won at least two.
In the closing ceremony, the Olympic flag was handed over to Chinese organisers for the next Winter Games in Beijing in 2022.
"We will see if Pyongyang's message today, that it is willing to hold talks, represents the first steps along the path to denuclearisation", she said.
Four new winter Olympics events were added to the list of official Olympic winter sports this season.
Chloe Kim, daughter of a South Korean immigrant and US snowboarder, makes history.
Still, that is not almost as much as Russian Federation spent on the Sochi Olympics: $51 billion, despite bathroom stalls with multiple toilets and a host of other incidents that suggested construction-on-the-cheap.
"It is a huge difference between a fourth place and a bronze medal at the Olympics so it means a lot to me".
Its nine gold medals were the same number it collected in each of the previous three Winter Games, however, and they were the result of a mix of first-time and previous Olympic champions.
However, the International Olympic Committee did not allow the OAR team to march under the Russian flag in the closing ceremony. "I came here hoping for one individual gold medal and I knew it was possible in the 30k.it was an wonderful race for me", she told reporters.
23 Total medals for the United States, its poorest showing since 1998, four years before a home Olympics in Salt Lake City sparked a renaissance for the countrys winter sports program. And for some Christian athletes, this year's games were especially sweet - but they seemed to keep their wins in perspective.
The last event of the Olympics, the women's cross-country 30-kilometer mass start (classic) was won, perhaps fittingly, by Marit Bjoergen, who ended her Olympic career as the greatest winter Olympian of all time. She first performed a rendition of her hit single "Baddest Female" before transitioning to the 2NE1 2011 hit "I Am The Best".
However it was after Boutin's bronze medal in the women's 500 metres that she received the most press.
It was her fifth medal at the Pyeongchang Games, and her 15th overall.
Tessa Virtue from London and Scott Moir from Ilderton won two gold medals in figure skating, making them the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history.
In spite of the glorious performances, the US finished fourth in the overall medal count, falling behind Canada, Germany and - wait, that can't be right - Norway?!
MIKAELA SHIFFRIN No, the American skier didn't win five medals.
It was said that CL and EXO were both selected to perform at the closing ceremony for their global influence.