PyeongChang Extinguishes Olympic Flame -- Photodesk

(ATR) Seventeen days of elite sporting competition concludes with an epic performance filled with technology and color.

(ATR) Seventeen days of elite sporting competition concludes with an epic performance filled with life and color.

The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics are now only a memory for athletes, organizers and spectators alike after the closing ceremony Feb. 25 ended the Games on a high note.

Known by organizers as the ‘Peace Games’, PyeongChang 2018 brought athletes from 93 countries together for elite competition across seven winter sports. The most notable connection made between countries during the Games was between Olympic hosts South Korea and their rivals North Korea.

The two Koreas marched under a unified flag during the opening ceremony, and North Korean athletes were visibly ecstatic during the closing ceremony after 22 athletes participated in the Games.

"You have shown how sport brings people together in our fragile world; you have shown how sport builds bridges," IOC President Thomas Bach said during the ceremony. "The IOC will continue this Olympic dialogue, even after we extinguish the Olympic flame.

"In this, we are driven by our faith in the future."

Complete with flying drones and modern technology on full display, the ceremony dazzled the spectators gathered at the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium.

Click here to see photos from the celebration.

Written by Kevin Nutley

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