Wednesday, 26 September, 2018

PyeongChang Games end with spectacular closing ceremony - and calls for peace

Fireworks explode during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang South Korea Sunday Feb. 25 2018 PyeongChang Games end with spectacular closing ceremony - and calls for peace
Nellie Chapman | 26 February, 2018, 09:44

"In particular, the athletes from South and North Korea built friendship, and it showcased much bigger possibilities beyond sport." he stated.

The government on Monday dismissed reports of a possible dispute with North Korea at the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, which was evident to some in the separate entry of their athletes at the closing ceremony, saying there had been no plans for a joint entry in the first place.

Unlike the opening ceremonies, where there is a Parade of Nations, a moment for each country, the closing of the Games brings the flags in as one, and then the athletes somewhat mixed together. Morgan and her teammates were in Glasgow, Scotland, preparing for the next day's match against Colombia.

This is the best-performed team that we've taken to an Olympic Games with a large number of athletes who have established that they are among the very best in their sports globally.

But it did deliver its best medal haul at a winter games with 17 podium finishes. It's hard to soak it all in when you're playing six games in 15 days and chasing gold. You represent the best of Canada's diversity and strength, and your achievements will inspire us for generations to come.

Prove themselves they did. The U.S. Olympic Committee may be set for some kind of internal inquiry after bringing its largest ever delegation but coming in fourth with 23 medals, including nine golds. What I can say is what I've said before. "I will ski the rest of the season and see what I will do next year".

Then, after a lovely performance of the South Korean national anthem - with an assist from an adorable children's choir - we were treated to the most atypical rock concert of all time, featuring a few string instruments I didn't even know existed. Thank you for sharing it with us. A quarterfinal exit cost them their chance to defend their title.

Ashley understood why some may view the US's performance here as a disappointment - he said he too follows the medals standings daily during the Olympics - but was optimistic. She was part of the team that won relay gold, and she also grabbed the bronze in the team sprint freestyle and 10 kilometer freestyle events. There has been everything in these games including athletes making history, national teams breaking records and promising young talent that will stay with us.

When asked whether UK Sport wanted more money so Britain could chase more Winter Olympics medals in 2022, Warr replied: "We would all like more money, but what we want to do is to invest it in a really savvy and intelligent way". She is, unsurprisingly, the most decorated Olympian of all time.

The historic joint hockey team - the first unified Korean squad in any sport at any Olympics - was assembled on January 25, five days after the International Olympic Committee approved an inter-Korean agreement on its formation.

The Closing Ceremony - hosted by figure skating commentating trio of Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir and Terry Gannon - will air in primetime Sunday evening at 8p.m. ET/5p.m. PT.

Despite questions over Australians' level of interest in the Winter Olympics, viewer statistics suggest they were interested.