The Olympic Spirit, Alive and Well in Pyeongchang

Two weeks full of unity, solidarity, sportsmanship — and a whole lotta hugs.

Maddie Meyer/Getty Images All the Feels Maddie Meyer/Getty Images All the Feels Nao Kodaira (right) consoles South Korea's Lee Sang-hwa after denying her a third straight 500m speed skating gold. The Japanese 31-year-old even broke Lee's Olympic record, finishing in a blazing 36.94 seconds.
Espírito Olímpico Matthias Hangst/Getty Images, Espírito Olímpico Mexican cross-country skier German Madrazo may have finished dead last, but the 43-year-old proved the Olympic spirit is alive and well. From Russia with Love Maddie Meyer/Getty Images From Russia with Love Figure skaters Alina Zagitova (right) and Evgenia Medvedeva, gold and silver medal winners respectively, are fierce competitors on the ice but, above all else, teammates and countrywomen. Two Countries, Four Golds Andreas Rentz/Getty Images Two Countries, Four Golds For just the second time in two-man bobsled Olympic history, two teams finished atop the podium. Canada and Germany finished in an identical 3 minutes, 16.86 seconds to tie for gold in a thrilling night at Alpensia Sliding Center.
Blade Brothers Harry How/Getty Images Blade Brothers The Olympic spirit shone brightly between Canada's Ted-Jan Bloemen (left) and Norway's Sverre Lunde Pedersen after a dramatic photo finish in the 5000m. Bloemen won by just two one-thousandths of a second. One Korea Matthias Hangst/Getty Images One Korea For the first time in over a decade, the North Korean and South Korean Olympic teams marched together under a unified flag, providing the world with a symbolic moment of hope following months of increasing tension in the Korean peninsula. No Sled? No Problem Quinn Rooney/Getty Images No Sled? No Problem After a dispute with their coach left Jamaica’s first-ever women’s bobsled team without a sled, Jamaican beer company Red Stripe came to the rescue, purchasing a new sled for the team just days before the start of the event.
Tears of Joy Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images Tears of Joy Alang Kim can't keep the tears from flowing after helping South Korea to their second straight Olympic gold in the short-track 3,000-meter relay — this time on their home ice. Friendly Competition Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images, Friendly Competition USA bobsledder Lauren Gibbs may have had to settle for silver, but nothing was lacking in her embrace of gold medal winner Mariama Jamanka of Germany.
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