The PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games featured a number of impressive performances by athletes competing in disciplines ranging from curling to cross-country skiing. At 39 medals total, Norway received the most medals in this year’s Winter Olympics. The U.S received 23 total medals, ranking fourth overall.
The 2018 Olympic Winter Games, held from Feb. 9 to Feb. 25, was a record-setting event, introducing four new events for a total of 15 disciplines and rewarding athletes with 102 medals. This is South Korea’s first time hosting the Winter Olympics. To prepare for the games, which cost a total of $13 billion, they constructed 13 competition venues.
This year’s Team USA featured several teenage athletes who shined throughout the games, such as 17-year-olds Chloe Kim and Redmond Gerard, who each received gold medals in their women’s halfpipe and men’s slopestyle, respectively. Several U.S. teams broke records, such as the U.S. men’s curling team that won gold for the first time in Olympic history. Other highlights include U.S. skater Nathan Chen’s six quadruple jumps in the men’s free skate program and Mirai Nagasu becoming the first woman from the U.S. to land a triple axel at the Olympics.

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