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Going for the Gold: Winter Olympic Highlights from PyeongChang

February 26, 16:07 UTC+3

The team of athletes from Russia won 17 medals: two golds, six silver and nine bronze medals

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Olympic Athletes of Russia at the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea
Olympic Athletes of Russia at the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea
Olympic Athletes of Russia at the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea
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Pita Taufatofua carries the flag of Tonga during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics
Pita Taufatofua carries the flag of Tonga during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics
Pita Taufatofua carries the flag of Tonga during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics
© AP Photo/Petr David Josek
Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot of Germany compete in the Pair Free Skating in the Figure Skating competition
Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot of Germany compete in the Pair Free Skating in the Figure Skating competition
Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot of Germany compete in the Pair Free Skating in the Figure Skating competition
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Chloe Kim, of the United States, jumps during the women's halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018.
Chloe Kim, of the United States, jumps during the women's halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018.
Chloe Kim, of the United States, jumps during the women's halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018.
© AP Photo/Lee Jin-man
Gold medal winner Olexandr Abramenko of the Ukraine and bronze medal winner Ilja Burow from the Olympic Athletes of Russia celebrate on the podium for the venue ceremony of Men's Freestyle Skiing Aerials final competition
Gold medal winner Olexandr Abramenko of the Ukraine and bronze medal winner Ilja Burow from the Olympic Athletes of Russia celebrate on the podium for the venue ceremony of Men's Freestyle Skiing Aerials final competition
Gold medal winner Olexandr Abramenko of the Ukraine and bronze medal winner Ilja Burow from the Olympic Athletes of Russia celebrate on the podium for the venue ceremony of Men's Freestyle Skiing Aerials final competition
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North Korean supporters hold up Korean unification flags during the ladies' 500 meters short-track speedskating in the Gangneung Ice Arena
North Korean supporters hold up Korean unification flags during the ladies' 500 meters short-track speedskating in the Gangneung Ice Arena
North Korean supporters hold up Korean unification flags during the ladies' 500 meters short-track speedskating in the Gangneung Ice Arena
© AP Photo/Julie Jacobson
Anastasia Bryzgalova from Russia delivers a stone during the Mixed Doubles Round Robin semi final match at the Gangneung Curling Centre
Anastasia Bryzgalova from Russia delivers a stone during the Mixed Doubles Round Robin semi final match at the Gangneung Curling Centre
Anastasia Bryzgalova from Russia delivers a stone during the Mixed Doubles Round Robin semi final match at the Gangneung Curling Centre
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Shannon Szabados of Canada looks up during the Women's Ice Hockey Semifinal match between Canada and Russia
Shannon Szabados of Canada looks up during the Women's Ice Hockey Semifinal match between Canada and Russia
Shannon Szabados of Canada looks up during the Women's Ice Hockey Semifinal match between Canada and Russia
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Evgenia Medvedeva and Alina Zagitova pose at a flower ceremony for the ladies' figure skating event at the Gangneung Ice Arena
Evgenia Medvedeva and Alina Zagitova pose at a flower ceremony for the ladies' figure skating event at the Gangneung Ice Arena
Evgenia Medvedeva and Alina Zagitova pose at a flower ceremony for the ladies' figure skating event at the Gangneung Ice Arena
© Valery Sharifulin/TASS
Ice hockey team from Russia celebrate after winning the men's gold medal hockey game against Germany, 4-3, in overtime at the 2018 Winter Olympics
Ice hockey team from Russia celebrate after winning the men's gold medal hockey game against Germany, 4-3, in overtime at the 2018 Winter Olympics
Ice hockey team from Russia celebrate after winning the men's gold medal hockey game against Germany, 4-3, in overtime at the 2018 Winter Olympics
© AP Photo/Jae C. Hong
Fireworks illuminate the Olympic Stadium during the Closing Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games
Fireworks illuminate the Olympic Stadium during the Closing Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games
Fireworks illuminate the Olympic Stadium during the Closing Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games
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Artists perform during the Closing Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games
Artists perform during the Closing Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games
Artists perform during the Closing Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games
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The Olympic Flag Handover Ceremony during the Closing Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games
The Olympic Flag Handover Ceremony during the Closing Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games
The Olympic Flag Handover Ceremony during the Closing Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games
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Olympic Athletes of Russia at the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea
© EPA-EFE/CHRISTIAN BRUNA
Pita Taufatofua carries the flag of Tonga during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics
© AP Photo/Petr David Josek
Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot of Germany compete in the Pair Free Skating in the Figure Skating competition
© EPA-EFE/TATYANA ZENKOVICH
Chloe Kim, of the United States, jumps during the women's halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018.
© AP Photo/Lee Jin-man
Gold medal winner Olexandr Abramenko of the Ukraine and bronze medal winner Ilja Burow from the Olympic Athletes of Russia celebrate on the podium for the venue ceremony of Men's Freestyle Skiing Aerials final competition
© EPA-EFE/SERGEI ILNITSKY
North Korean supporters hold up Korean unification flags during the ladies' 500 meters short-track speedskating in the Gangneung Ice Arena
© AP Photo/Julie Jacobson
Anastasia Bryzgalova from Russia delivers a stone during the Mixed Doubles Round Robin semi final match at the Gangneung Curling Centre
© EPA-EFE/JAVIER ETXEZARRETA
Shannon Szabados of Canada looks up during the Women's Ice Hockey Semifinal match between Canada and Russia
© EPA-EFE/SRDJAN SUKI
Evgenia Medvedeva and Alina Zagitova pose at a flower ceremony for the ladies' figure skating event at the Gangneung Ice Arena
© Valery Sharifulin/TASS
Ice hockey team from Russia celebrate after winning the men's gold medal hockey game against Germany, 4-3, in overtime at the 2018 Winter Olympics
© AP Photo/Jae C. Hong
Fireworks illuminate the Olympic Stadium during the Closing Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games
© EPA-EFE/CHRISTIAN BRUNA
Artists perform during the Closing Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games
© EPA-EFE/SERGEI ILNITSKY
The Olympic Flag Handover Ceremony during the Closing Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games
© EPA-EFE/GUILLAUME HORCAJUELO

On February 25, the Olympic flame was put out at the PyeongChang Stadium closing the 23rd Winter Olympic Games in South Korea. In all, 2,925 athletes attended the Winter Games from 92 countries. For the first time ever, athletes from Malaysia, Singapore, Ecuador, Eritrea, Nigeria and Kosovo competed at the Olympic Games in PyeongChang. A special quota was granted to North Korea, which was represented by 22 athletes, including 12 participants in the united inter-Korean women’s ice hockey team.

Russian athletes competed at the PyeongChang Games under the status of Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) and under the Olympic flag. The team of athletes from Russia won 17 medals: two golds, six silver and nine bronze medals. The gold medals were grabbed by the men’s ice hockey players from Russia who edged past Germany 4-3 in overtime and figure skater Alina Zagitova in women’s figure skating. See the highlights from the PyeongChang Games.

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