Winter Olympics 2018: What to watch Friday, Feb. 23, in Pyeongchang

There's a dark underbelly to these Winter Olympics

Team going on a run just ahead of the conclusion of the Winter Olympics.

In skiing, Shiffrin was restricted to second place in the women's combined, meaning she ends the Games with one gold and one silver - a far cry from the potential five titles she had targeted.

Last but not least, the American team of Carlijn Schoutens, Heather Bergsma, Brittany Bowe and Mia Manganello took the bronze in speed skating's women's team pursuit, as Team USA defeated Canada by four-tenths of a second to claim the medal. They finished fourth twice at the World Championships, though that was back in 2012 and 2014.

There's no doubt that Korea has benefitted some from the poor play of other previous tournament favorites, namely Canada and Team OAR.

"For the North (Korean players), it was giving them new opportunities and new systems", Murray said. Coming in second was Great Britain with 67. "Every season, many things, including skating skills, change a lot", said Kim.

"The theme for the closing ceremony is "Next Wave.' It will have a festival atmosphere to recognize and celebrate the athletes" hard work and achievements at the Games", Oh Jang-hwan, director of ceremonies for the Pyeongchang 2018 organizing committee, said in an interview.

"Before the Games I thought we had to get relay gold, but then I made a mistake and that led to no medal and I'm so sorry for my team-mates, I'm just really, really sorry", he said.

While they may still be young, it's a huge achievement to be able to make it to the B.C. Winter Games - an achievement that should be recognized and applauded.

Kaetlyn Osmond of Canada was third with 78.87 points. No other team allowed fewer than 55. "(Having North Korean players) added a level of competitiveness to our practices that we didn't have before. "We have a really, really good team with an wonderful bunch of athletes".

There's an inspiring story behind how Bryan got into the sport, however-he battled cancer as a kid and would use ski jumping as a way to take his mind off his chemo sessions. The suppport has also reached beyond the stadium. "It just hurt", Larocque said.

"This was good, but here I realized that though this duel was really good, it wouldn't have helped me out so much because I have to be focused on myself". That doesn't stop them from wanting more.

"I'm so thankful to be here, to be on the podium in what is likely to me my last Olympic downhill race", the USA great told reporters. "We will do better in the rest of the matches. We're pretty pumped you folks got a little chuckle out of er and sent so many wonderful messages".

Viewer emotionality around the Olympics has been more positive in general, with 29.7% of comments talking about love, followed by enjoyment (13.6%), congrats (6.9%) and insane (6.5%).

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