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2018 Pyeongchang Olympics

2018 Winter Olympics come to an end in Pyeongchang

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.

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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."

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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

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