2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Closing Ceremony

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The 2018 Winter Olympics held in Pyeongchang, South Korea came to a close on February 25. Norway ended up being the country with the highest medal count with a total of  39 medals, and 23 Gold. The U.S. came in 4th place with 23 total medals.

The ceremony once again featured a stunning display of drones, fireworks, and figure skaters. The ceremony also featured a performance by EXO, a popular k-pop boy band.

The Parade of Nations was just as lively as the first one, featuring the Tongan cross country skier, Pita Taufatofua, marching shirtless once more in the cold.

North and South Koreans marched together again under the same flag, despite the current political climate. “(the Koreans) have shown how sport brings people together in our very fragile world.” said Thomas Bach, the President of International Olympic Committee.

Ivanka Trump, was also seen sitting with the South Korean president, Moon Jae-In, and his wife, as well as several North Korean delegates.

This message of unity and hope for the future, was not lost on Lee Hee-beom, the Olympic Organizing Committee President, who said, “The seed of peace you have planted here in Pyeongchang will grow as big as a tree in the not-so-distant future.”

The next winter Olympics will take place in Beijing, China in 2022, and look forward to the next summer Olympics which will take place in Tokyo, Japan in 2020!


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2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Closing Ceremony