Editorial Exchange: Making history at Winter Olympics

Editorial Exchange: Making history at Winter Olympics

The Olympic flag has arrived after its journey from Pyeongchang 2018 at the Great Wall of China. However, the USA was unable to make any increase by the last day of the Games, remaining in fourth place.

Speaking after the official return of Team GB from the Games, however, Hugh Robertson, the chairman of the BOA, dismissed notions that the ruthless "no-compromise" pursuit of medals had taken precedence over encouraging sport. The team was introduced as Team Russia and the athletes were under the name "Olympic Athletes from Russia".

Madison's Amanda Kassel was on the US hockey team.

The 23rd Winter Olympics, the first in South Korea since the 1988 Seoul Summer Games, passed by without any major scandals or organizational hiccups, though there were some sporadic cases of doping.

Russian Federation was not invited to take part in the games following a ban for systemic, state-sponsored doping.

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Some athletes were still allowed to compete, but under a neutral banner, and many associated with the Russian state doping program were prohibited from taking part in the games, The Guardian reported. The Russian delegation had stockpiled uniforms with the Russian flag in preparation.

Did they care? Not at all, at least if the smiles on their faces as they posed for their gold-medal-winning photo were anything to go by.

"So a five-to-eight year horizon as opposed to a zero-to-four horizon". And for some Christian athletes, this year's games were especially sweet - but they seemed to keep their wins in perspective. Vonn, who has more World Cup victories than any woman in history, just five short of Ingemar Stenmark's all-time mark of 81, has always been a role model for young girls and women in this country and overseas.

The men's and women's mass start cross-country victory ceremonies were held during the closing ceremony.

It was her fifth medal at the Pyeongchang Games, and her 15th overall. The Olympic anthem played when Russians won gold.

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Team Canada won 11 gold, 8 silver and 10 bronze medals at the 2018 Winter Olympics. After historic wins for the United States late in the games, Team USA finished fourth with 23 medals total, including nine golds.

Bjørgen's five-medal haul at PyeongChang 2018 was more than any other athlete achieved.

Norway would be such a place, and could certainly produce cheering crowds, but even such a wealthy nation balks at the huge spending and glitz that peaked with the Olympics in Sochi in 2014.

Korean music performers lit up the stage, starting with K-pop sensation CL with her hits "The Baddest Female" and "I Am the Best".

The crowd let out a huge roar when the athletes, many waving flags and dancing with each other, entered the stadium to a live band playing Korean music. So great is her respect and admiration for her role model that a day after the downhill event, where Vonn won the bronze, Goggia was lobbying her to keep skiing through the Beijing Olympics in 2022.

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