Publicado: Сб, Марта 03, 2018
Financiera | Por Marilu Caballero

Japan's Olympic medalists give thanks for support in Pyeongchang

Japan's Olympic medalists give thanks for support in Pyeongchang

This year's Olympics saw a full 92 countries participate in the games with record-setting 2,920 athletes competing in the events like ice dancing, Nordic skiing and snowboarding. Out of all the countries that compete in the tournament, held every four years, German athletes have won 150 golds with Russian Federation in a close second place with 135 medals.

Dutch DJ and EDM star Martin Garrix headlined the 2018 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea with renowned K-pop stars on Sunday, Feb. 25.

One day after the Winter Olympics concluded in Pyeongchang, the Japanese delegation returned home Monday and its medal-winning athletes expressed their gratitude to the fans for their warm and enthusiastic support.

Now two anonymous USA intelligence sources have told The Washington Post that the attack came from Russia, believing it was in retaliation against the International Olympic Committee's banning of the Russian team due to doping violations.

Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins made history this year as they became the first Americans in history to win a gold medal in cross-country skiing. Furthermore, many attendees of the event were not able to print their tickets, resulting in many empty seats.

The U.S. have been top dogs in snowboarding since the sport's introduction to the Olympics in 1998 but this time around the importance of the extreme sports to the overall medal total was more noticeable than ever.

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The next Winter Olympics will be held in Beijing, China, in 2022. They had 14 gold medals, 14 silvers and 11 bronze. Granato's team didn't make it to the medal round. During the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, Soviet intelligence released fake Ku Klux Klan leaflets threatening violence against African athletes as part of an effort to embarrass the United States, he said. "It feels good. We knew that we would do it if we win".

Former NHL player Marcel Goc tried to put the team's performance into perspective.

There was also no hiding the emotion from the United States men's curling team after they pulled off a surprise with a first gold in the event.

While the men's hockey was thrilling, the women's hockey gold-medal game may have been the top story of the Olympic Games. Jaime Anderson took first for the Women's Team with a score of 83.00, beating Canada's Laurie Blouin who scored a 76.33.

Madison's Amanda Kassel was on the USA hockey team.

Eleven out of the 23 athletes on the silver medal winning women's hockey team are from Ontario including Meghan Agosta, Renata Fast, Laura Fortino, Haley Irwin, Brianne Jenner, Rebecca Johnston, Geneviève Lacasse, Sarah Nurse, Natalie Spooner, Laura Stacey and Jennifer Wakefield. "It's an indescribable feeling", Rooney said, per Bill Chappell of NPR.

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