Pyeongchang delivers another thrilling chapter of the unpredictable Games

Pyeongchang delivers another thrilling chapter of the unpredictable Games

The educational initiative has enabled school children throughout the country to gain exposure to winter sports while also experiencing the triumph of the human spirit through the exploration of the Olympic values.

South Korea invested 14.1 trillion won ($13.1 billion) in the Pyeongchang Games, about 80 percent of which was used to build Olympic venues and other infrastructure in the sleepy province of Gangwon, organising-committee data shows.

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At least three of them - Oakville's Brianne Jenner and Cody Goloubef, plus Burlington's Renata Fast - came home with medals. She collected two bronzes, in the 10km freestyle and the team sprint with Maiken Caspersen Falla, and a silver in the skiathlon.

In the wake of Winter Olympics hack, some have pointed to North Korea's long-standing conflict with its South Korean neighbours, as well as the list of cyber attacks the country is suspected of orchestrating, such as the WannaCry ransomware attack last May. The Olympic Athletes of Russian Federation maintained a small lead on the United States, with eight bronze and three silver medals.

"I certainly don't know", International Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Adams said at the time.

Chloe Kim won gold with a near-perfect score for Team women's snowboarding halfpipe.

South Korea estimated the Games had boosted first-quarter economic growth by 0.2 percentage points.

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Suho is most looking forward to meeting skeleton champion Yun Sung-bin: "He has an Iron Man helmet and I love Iron Man too!" Though authorities in charge of the Games refused to confirm Russia's direct participation, they did acknowledge that a cyberattack hit the Opening Ceremonies.

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His carefree attitude and determination to win has inspired many people, but Gerard had never thought that he would be at the Olympic Games, let alone a gold medal victor.

Consisting of athletes from the southern town of Uiseong, North Gyeongsang Province - a town famous for garlic production, thus the nickname - Team Kim beat the odds and skepticism on its way to winning South Korea's first Olympic medal in the sport. Kwak only competed in the 5,000m relay, but his teammate, Lim Hyo-jun, fell midway through the final and cost the team a chance to win a medal.

The world-record-holding team of Miho Takagi, Nana Takagi, and Ayano Sato was a favorite to win the women's team pursuit speed skating event.

The Olympics would provide extra incentive for aspiring athletes and potentially create a future fund to help support and prepare athletes.

The IOC voted against reinstating Russia in time for the closing ceremony Sunday, which would have allowed Russian athletes to march under their national flag. "They ended with the bronze medal, which is a huge step up for them considering that they got 9th place at Sochi".

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