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PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games

Aman Bajwa and Moriah Costa

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The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games have come to an epic close after seventeen days of fierce competition. According to Yahoo Sports, ¨The PyeongChang Olympics have been a fruitful cocktail of political power plays, wind delayed events  and a much colder sequel to the oiled-up shirtless Tongan. We’ve seen crashes, spills, thrills and even a few genuine Olympic moments that may have brought a tear to your eye.¨

 

Taking place in beautiful PyeongChang, South Korea, a county in the Northwest of South Korea, these games were frigid yet heartwarming as the Olympic Games always are. The Olympics are known for uniting the world and the nation, and this year was no disappointment. There were amazing highlights, from the unified North and South Korean flag on display, the comeback of Shaun White, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada becoming the most decorated figure skaters in history, to the amazing triumph of Norway. But you do not have to be an Olympian to feel the excitement of these Olympic Games. Even here at RHS, the spirit of the Olympics touched the hearts of many.

 

For Senior David Flores and Junior Amanda Mark, there was a consensus on the most exciting event to watch. Flores said  “my favorite event to watch is the snowboarding halfpipe. It is very intense and I love to see how their hard work has paid off.” Mark agreed, claiming  “I loved women’s and men’s snowboarding. It’s so cool to see how high they can get and what they can do with their body in such a short amount of time. Chloe Kim and Shaun White winning gold was so amazing”. Shaun White’s win was definitely one of the highlights of these games for many students cheering on Team USA.

 

Mark and Flores also commented on the importance of the Winter Games. Flores claimed “I think the Olympics are important because they allow countries around the world to participate in friendly competition”. Mark elaborated, saying “The Olympics are important because they bring together the entire world. WIth all the conflict that goes on around the world, the Olympics allow people to come together, support each other and have fun”,

 

Even though, these Olympics are over, the training for these athletes begins now. These games are being constantly prepared for as the world looks forward to the next Olympic games, the summer 2020 games in Tokyo, Japan.

 

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