The heroes of PyeongChang 2018

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And 3 "Golden Marit" further reinforced her legendary status at the Alpensia Cross-Country Centre, ending her Olympic career aged 37 on the highest possible note by cruising to victory in the 30km classical on the final day of the Winter Games to win her eighth Olympic title.

The closing ceremony started with the Olympic Stadium aglow with lights, and the crowd counting down together to say "one", when performers representing the athletes entered the stadium.

Although two Russian athletes on the OAR team tested positive for banned substances during the Games, the IOC on Sunday ruled it will lift the country's Olympic ban, provided there aren't any more doping cases from its athletes in Pyeongchang. "It's nice to see the sports that haven't been performing really do well here", Bleiker said. The Russian flag was not featured in the closing ceremony because the country was penalized by the International Olympic Committee over doping charges.

Great Britain picked up five medals in South Korea - one gold and four bronze - to reach the target set by UK Sport and eclipse the four medals earned at Chamonix in 1924 and at Sochi in 2014.

It's not exactly the gold medal the Winter Olympics hoped for as the numbers show this was the least-watched winter games ever.

But the Chinese are not very engaged with winter sports, like skiing. Norway came out on top of the medal count in dominating fashion. Loved the energy that everyone brought to closing ceremonies.

Organisers will again look to entertain a global audience from the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium to commemorate what has been an incredible Games replete with new records, shock results and tear-jerk moments.

However, it was Yang Tae-Hwan, 13-year-old prodigy, who nearly stole the show from more seasoned performers at the closing event on Sunday night. "Today, at closing ceremonies, it ends", Kenworthy joked.

The Associated Press also recently confirmed K-pop singer CL would be a part of the ceremony, while EXO signer Baek Hyun will be making his return after singing the national anthem at the Games opener.

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