After two weeks of athleticism and national pride, the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea have come to an end.
Canada walked away with 29 medals; 11 gold, eight silver and 10 bronze, which makes these games Canada’s most successful in history.
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Short-track speedskater Kim Boutin has been selected as Team Canada’s flag bearer during the closing ceremonies. The 23-year-old from Sherbroke, Que., carried on Canada’s strong tradition in short-track speedskating, racing to three medals in Pyeongchang — silver in the 1,000 metres, and bronze in both the 500 and 1,500.
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The Canadian women’s hockey team lost to the U.S. in the gold-medal match, which went to a shootout and ended in heartbreaking defeat. Canadian athletes also had strong showings in alpine and speedskating events.
The opening ceremonies kicked off the games two weeks ago with a fireworks show in a stadium holding more than 35,000 spectators.
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According to the Olympics official website, the theme of the closing ceremonies will be “Next Wave,” and will strive for a festival atmosphere to celebrate the athletes’ achievements during the games.
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