After four long years waiting for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, it’s sadly coming to an end with closing ceremonies on Sunday. This Olympics has included 2,952 athletes from 92 different countries facing off in 102 events across 15 different sports. It’s been a jam-packed two weeks full of amazing athletes and memorable moments.
Capturing these moments in action is a skill and we are lucky to have such wonderful coverage of these events. These images capture the passion, drive, concentration, competition, and camaraderie of the athletes featured in them. You can see the highest highs and the lowest lows – all the emotions that truly embody the Olympics.
Pyeongchang had so many remarkable moments to choose from, here are just a handful of our favorites (in no special order) that tugged on our heart strings and made us say “WOW!”
— Olympics (@Olympics) February 16, 2018
#Gold medal to #NOR in men's 500m #speedskating! Havard Lorentzen takes the first place with an Olympic record! Min Kyu Cha #KOR takes #silver and Tingyu Gao #CHN #bronze. Congratulations! 👏👏👏 #Olympics #PyeongChang2018 pic.twitter.com/YNapGmASPr
— Olympics (@Olympics) February 19, 2018
— Olympic Channel (@olympicchannel) February 23, 2018
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And of course stay tuned for the closing ceremonies on Sunday that will include performances by K-Pop singers CL and EXO, a march of the 2018 class of Olympians, and the passing of the torch to Beijing, host of the next Winter Games in 2022.