NEW HORIZONS BECKON AS CURTAIN FALLS ON OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES PYEONGCHANG 2018
AFTER 16 DAYS OF EXHILARATING SPORTING COMPETITION, THE XXIII OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES REACHED THEIR CLIMAX WITH A SPECTACULAR CLOSING CEREMONY, AS NIGHT FELL ON PYEONGCHANG ON 25 FEBRUARY 2018.
The atmosphere was one of joy and celebration, as a packed Olympic Stadium was illuminated with the flags of the participating NOCs and the athletes took centre stage.
Just as they had done in the Opening Ceremony, the delegation of the host nation, the Republic of Korea, entered the stadium side by side with their neighbours from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, in a powerful show of unity.
It was a continuation of a theme that had been so central to what IOC President Thomas Bach chose in his farewell address to call the “Games of New Horizons.”