The 2018 Winter Olympics came to a close Sunday night in South Korea, with the Olympic flame extinguished and the torch passed to Beijing, the host of the 2022 Winter Games.
While athletes are divided by country in the opening ceremony, the Olympians all marched into the stadium together during the closing ceremony, and Lee Hee-beom, the Pyeongchang Olympics organizing committee president, said he believed that South and North Korean athletes marching side by side "will definitely serve as a cornerstone of the unification of the Korean Peninsula."
The ceremony included performances by K-pop singers and Oh Yeon-joon, the 11-year-old winner of South Korea's version of The Voice; drones that lit the sky up in the shape of Soohorang, the tiger mascot of the 2018 Winter Games; and skating panda bears, a nod to the upcoming Beijing Olympics. For those who don't want to wait until 2022 for those Winter Games, the Tokyo Summer Games are just two years away. Catherine Garcia