American figure skater Adam Rippon won a bronze medal, becoming the first openly gay male athlete from the United States to win an Olympic medal. Elise Christie set off home to clean her skates, the Tongan considered finally putting some some clothes on, and Billy Morgan presumably made plans to "send it" somewhere else.
The Chinese capital, which hosted a hugely successful Olympic Games in 2008, is set to become the first city in history to stage both the Summer and Winter Games. "You have shown how sport builds bridges".
In a story that might inspire a sequel to Cool Runnings, Jamaica fielded a women's bobsled team for the first time.
Capping things off with the same warmth and hospitality that they hosted with, the closing ceremony brought the Games to a pleasant conclusion.
Surprises late in the Olympics helped boost Team USA's medal count after a forgettable start.
Along the way, they developed what they uniformly say was camaraderie, and even great affection.
"I think the favorite memory here is the Korean people here have been really good and the volunteers have been fantastic and very helpful", Bleiker said. According to intelligence officials, Kremlin sponsored hackers broke into several hundred computers linked to the Olympics organizing committee and then tried to make it look like North Korea was behind this attack. They also hacked routers in South Korea last month, and launched malware on the first day of the Games.
The Winter Games saw dramatic gestures aimed at easing the raw tensions dividing the two Koreas, as both countries' athletes marched together during the opening ceremonies, and they fielded a single women's ice hockey team.
Washington viewed that development warily. Some officials also aired their concern that Russian Federation may also attempt to disrupt today's Closing Ceremonies. "In the meantime, the United States and the world must continue to make clear that North Korea's nuclear and missile programs are a dead end".
Kim dedicated her Olympic performance to her grandmother, who still lives in South Korea. Streaming outperformed all expectations, with 1.85 billion minutes clocked over the course of the Games, quadrupling the showing from just four years ago. "The U.S. will have to pay dearly for stupid and wild vituperation".
Each action, as shared in a sustainability report ahead of the Games - which reinforces the mission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to establish sport as an agent for positive change - is created to benefit both humanity and the environment across several areas.
Russia's imminent return from a doping suspension won't be derailed because its hockey players sang their national anthem, the International Olympic Committee said Monday.
The next Games are the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, scheduled for July 24 through August 9, 2020.