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Closing Ceremony

Clare Balding presents coverage of the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, and looks back at the most memorable moments from the Games.


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Olympic Winter Games are about to

come to a close. Let's join our

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commentators, Sir Matthew Pinsent

and John Hunt.

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Thank you, balding, the final shots

have been fired, 17 days of intense,

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edition giveaway to the traditional

celebrations for two is Pyeongchang

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says goodbye, and Beijing is about

to say hello in 2022. The counts

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down, much more likely, you may run

under the more austere countdown

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ceremony with a bell, well, this

represents the barn that is ahead as

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we and its 35,000 crowd countdown to

one, and are expecting some fun

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tonight.

I think it is going to be

great, I am looking to the Gangnam

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Style, the crowd really getting

involved, and of course the athletes

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when they come to say farewell.

The

accent very much on winter turning

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to spring and hope for the future,

traditional themes, you will see

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plenty of them, but a key component

of the night is youth, without a

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shadow of a doubt, acts aplenty from

real youngsters tonight, talented,

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some as young as 11, and here, with

more than a nod to the painters and

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decorators everywhere around the

world, we get our first visual, and

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it is colourful, and it sets the

tone for a lot of fun ahead.

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File appropriate in Korea, of

course, skating very much the first

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centrepiece of the closing ceremony.

-- highly appropriate.

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I think you can probably work out

what is coming!

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CHEERING

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Robin Cousins told us at the opening

ceremony how he loves a firework -

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well, I hope he is watching, we will

see plenty of those.

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ANNOUNCER SPEAKS IN FRENCH

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Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome

the President of the Republic of

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Korea, Moon Jae-in, and the

president of the International

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Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach,

Olympic champion, fencing 1976.

A

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shake of the hand with Ivanka Trump,

special guests here from North

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Korea, somewhat controversially, Tim

Young Charl is also in attendance

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tonight.

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A theme we will come back to later

in the ceremony, this joining of

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North and South is so important

something that Pyeongchang has been

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able to put forward.

Snow globes

presented by two children born on

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the 7th of July 2011, the very day

Pyeongchang learned that they had

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the games. And now the entrance of

the Korean national flag.

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These children are students at two

elementary schools.

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23 children, representative of the

total number of Olympic Winter

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Games, including this one in

Pyeongchang. We have seen so many of

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those happy, smiling young faces.

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The flag now handed over to the

traditional guard of honour. We saw

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them plenty in the opening ceremony

as well.

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as well.

Ladies and gentlemen,

please stand for the Korean national

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anthem, performed by Jang Sa-ik and

our children's choir.

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# Donghae mulgwa baegdusan-i maleugo

dalhdolog

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# Haneunim-i bouhasa ulinala manse

mugunghwa samcheonli hwalyeogangsan

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# Mugunghwa samcheonli

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# Hwalyeogangsan

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# Daehansalam daehan-eulo

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# Gil-i bojeonhase

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All of these schoolchildren dressed

in traditional Korean colours, of

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course, the colours of the Korean

flag. Now something to wake you up a

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little bit on a Sunday morning, this

13-year-old places unique variation

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on Window from

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on Window from Vivaldi's Four

Seasons.

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Seasons. -- winter.

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And this is Korean post-rock mixed

with traditional music, Jambinai.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Ten past 11 on a Sunday morning,

proper hangover cure, that one,

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wasn't it?! I am sure you get the

gist of it by now, the modern and

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the traditional very much colliding

here, as we enjoy some of the

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flashback memories from the Games

before the parade of athletes.

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MUSIC PLAYS

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# Shine a light on the world.

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# Sync it to the world.

# Everybody sing.

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# Let's clap our hands together.

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# Lets send this up together.

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# ANNOUNCER SPEAKS IN FRENCH. To the

world.

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ANNOUNCER SPEAKS IN FRENCH.

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Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome

the flags of the delegations of the

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2018 Winter Olympic Games.

The flags

and flag-bearers will come out en

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masse. Time now for families of any

of the 58 who competed, sitting on

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the edge of their seat, desperate

for a glimpse. Time to move closer

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to the TV for the next 20 minutes.

I

can see Billy

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to the TV for the next 20 minutes.

I

can see Billy Morgan. Went very big

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on big air and apparently went very

big on a celebratory

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on big air and apparently went very

big on a celebratory night out.

Four

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years ago, apparently, on this

night, he had a toilet seat around

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his head. So clearly on better

behaviour tonight. What an honour.

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How will the other

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How will the other athletes

revealing?

Carrying the flag is a

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huge honour. It is not a formal

procession. The idea is the opening

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ceremony, you walk as a country and

represent your country. Whereas,

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after the games, you come in en

masse. Competing athletes will come

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in and take their seats to watch the

rest of the ceremony.

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ANNOUNCER SPEAKS IN FRENCH.

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ANNOUNCER SPEAKS IN FRENCH.

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Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome

the athletes of the 23rd Olympic

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Winter Games.

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CHEERING

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A huge roar from the crowd.

The first of the athletes come into

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the Mina. -- arena.

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A huge Canadian representation. What

a games they had, Matthew. Tessa and

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Scott there big story in the absence

of success from the hockey teams.

I

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think the ice skating duo were a

huge story back in Canada. They got

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an amazing gold medal. I have to

feel for them a little bit because

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all they have been asked about since

winning is, are you a couple? And

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they have had to say no a thousand

times since.

But

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they have had to say no a thousand

times since.

But it was amazing.

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Absolutely fantastic. Canada winning

11 gold medals and 29 all told.

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Third place on the overall medals

table. The medal in the figure

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skating taking them past their

previous record of 27 medals. The

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five-man team from Ireland go

through. The Danish still struggling

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for medals. Extraordinary that, with

Norway and Sweden doing so well.

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Denmark just cannot seem to get it

together.

It is very difficult to

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know. Every country will have a

review of what they have done on the

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sporting field. And decide, can we

do better? I have to say, this is

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not the normal format of a closing

ceremony. They are being more

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grouped into countries. Yes, this is

not normal. Pyeongchang doing

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something slightly different with

controlling the flow and grouping

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countries together, which is not

normal.

I did not expect that. No,

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indeed.

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indeed. We will be seeing a

successful Finn very shortly. There

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are two medal presentations tonight.

Canada getting plenty of exposure.

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Kingsbury fantastic in the men's

moguls.

One sadness about this shot

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of the stadium is it looks as if the

seats are empty. Those LED screens

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in every seat, while they are

fantastic for the backdrop of flags,

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they slightly deprive the viewer of

the idea

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the idea it is full.

Interesting

welcoming music.

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welcoming music. Almost without

exception, Matthew, Joy across most

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faces.

I think, if you are here, you

have come for a good time. They are

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showing off! The people perhaps most

disappointed by their experience,

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coming to the closing ceremony, will

be the last thing they want to do.

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You have to say to yourself for a

couple of hours, you have to join

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the party.

It depends on when you

compete. Not every athlete is here.

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Lizzy Yarnold is home by now, we

know. Well done, again, if you are

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watching. So a fair proportion would

have gone home. The majority of

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people who are still here, they will

be here tonight. It is not

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compulsory, nor is the opening

ceremony, of course. And it is

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nothing like as cold as some of the

weather we have had. I think you can

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tell. There have been days when

being outside without gloves would

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be unthinkable, whereas, tonight,

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be unthinkable, whereas, tonight, it

is barmy. -- balmy.

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China just went through.

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An early bit of Gangnam Style. He

has gone early.

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He is clearly their Billy Morgan.

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That is the Austrian team.

A huge

surprise early on in the games for

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them in the luge.

And another

surprise the athlete who fell away

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in the last run in the skeleton.

Very difficult for her to take in.

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Marcel, two gold medals.

He must've

felt it was not going to happen.

He

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had an average running on the

circuit coming here. But, then,

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history is littered with people who

either won a gold medal with no

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track record, or had all the

ingredients and came to the Olympics

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and do not quite do it.

Norway have

entered the stage. Really gaining

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number one stock. The Germans have

had a fantastic Olympic Games. But,

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Norway top of the shop. 14 gold

medals and 39 medals all told.

And

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the amazing statistic about Norway

in 1988. They won zero gold medals.

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The trajectory of them from zero to

the current day, this performance in

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Pyeongchang, fantastic.

A lovely

shot five, six athletes from

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different nations all dancing

together. It really should all be

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this. Do you prefer this approach to

the closing ceremony? The formulaic

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approach, or the bunfight of

yesteryear?

The bunfight had its

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moments. There was a Summer Olympics

when Team GB were told not to turn

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up in uniform, they were so worried

about our behaviour.

The Japanese

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team. We will be in Tokyo before you

know it for the summer games in

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2020.

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The figure skating, a big draw for

Japan. The athlete followed by a

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deluge of Winnie the Poohs. And they

are gathered up and given away for

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charity, so it has to be a good

thing.

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All of these nations clearly doing

one circuit of the arena and then

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taking their seats.

That is right.

They come in and take seats. In the

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summer format, often the athletic

Stadium, but this has been just for

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ceremonies, as it often is in

winter.

Flags going through.

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Frimpong, one of the stars of the

games. And the United States, under

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fire about the lack of success, but

everything is relative.

They have

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won 23 medals in total, nine of them

gold medals. It is supposed to be

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their worst return in almost two

decades. They are saying, we will go

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home and recoup. We like the way

that Norway performed. And we can

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see the Brits, behind the American

team. Hopefully we will get a longer

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shot of them.

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shot of them.

Chloe Kim was

brilliant for the United States in

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the women's halfpipe. Red Gerard, an

early medal. Looking like something

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out of Scooby-Doo. I think that is

the skip of the curling, a

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successful men's team against

Sweden.

Switzerland, 15 medals, five

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of them gold medals.

Here is Great

Britain.

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I thought that might have been Laura

Deas. Yes, there is Laura.

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Fantastic.

One of the bobsleigh

athletes. Laura there.

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athletes. Laura there. It is getting

busier. Dom Parsons, proudly wearing

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his medal, as he should.

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Most an affected winner here or

fortnight, I think, wasn't he, Dom?

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Seemed to take it completely in his

stride.

Nothing surprised him,

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certainly.

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Izzy Atkin, obviously, was amongst

the British team as well, with a

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bronze medal in slopestyle, Billy

Morgan carrying the flag as well.

So

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this is the Germans in the red hats.

That is obviously not the Germans!

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That is the Jamaicans, much talk

about the...

Women's bobsleigh. That

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is the Germans, and the Dutch behind

them, I think, with their orange

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jackets. The Dutch brought 34

athletes, and more than half of them

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are going home with medals.

Extraordinary. Ireen Wust, of

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course, brilliant again.

And it is

North and South Korea, once again

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coming in together.

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coming in together. And that white

flag, with the old Korean Peninsula

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on it, that has become a much waved

emblem of this Olympics, especially

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around women's ice hockey, of

course, the one sport where they

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competed as a team.

How strange did

you find that whole experience,

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watching that team? Because they

struggled badly. From a distance,

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did it look as though everyone was

comfortable with it?

Bodily enough,

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I think in prospect it didn't look

great. -- funnily enough. It was

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done with weeks of notice, and I

think that was upsetting to many of

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the team, the coach didn't speak

positively about it to begin with,

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and then, actually, by the time they

got to the Games, there was a lot

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more of a coordinated effort around

them, and the only time during the

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Games when I saw people out on the

streets, welcoming athletes buses,

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the Korean women's team was a huge

emblem for the whole of Korea.

That

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remarkable band of cheerleaders as

well!

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well!

Well, I found that

uncomfortable, I've got to say. I

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saw them in venue, and it obviously

looks dramatic, when you see them

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arrive, they have got policemen and

security, cordoning them off. I

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struggled, I have to say.

You are on

your own there!

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Ivanka Trump with President Moon

once again. The omnipresent

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once again. The omnipresent mascots

there.

And the Koreans, of course,

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did brilliantly at sliding. We saw

them win just today, a joint silver

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medal in the four-man bob.

Fantastic, wasn't a comedy gold

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medallist in the skeleton? --

fantastic, wasn't he, the gold

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medallist in the skeleton?

And the

curling, curling fever! The amount

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of restaurant or meals you would

have, and the curling would be gone

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in the background.

The

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in the background.

The Garlic Girls

proved very, very popular, didn't

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they? What a fortnight they had!

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There is Akwasi, talk about a man

embracing his opportunity!

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embracing his opportunity!

New

Zealand, I'm sure.

Yeah.

Quick flash

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of New Zealand, I think they have

won one gold medal at the Winter

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Olympics in their entire history,

and two here, both of them

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teenagers.

Quite some story, wasn't

it? Zoi Sadowski-Synnott successful

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for New Zealand.

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16 years old, fantastic.

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The youngest athlete here was 15,

from China, competed in the halfpipe

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skiing. This music is a bit Chas and

Dave, isn't it?

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Just taking a little bit longer for

the athletes to get seated.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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What was your highlight, Matt? If I

had to pin you down, one moment of

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the Games?

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the Games?

Well, I mean, it has got

to be Lizzy

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the Games?

Well, I mean, it has got

to be Lizzy, hasn't it? That is

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perhaps a bit parochial. I think

Ester Ledecka at the bottom of the

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ski run, where she one and stood

there for two minutes standing

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staring at the timing, wonderful.

The use of drones here, used so

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effectively in the opening ceremony.

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She has talked afterwards, surely

the timing system was wrong, I

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cannot have won. It was interesting,

how were colleagues didn't even show

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her run. I'm not going to say who it

was, but perhaps not bothered about

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Czechs sums it up!

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Borrowed skis as well, the Ledecka,

the first person to win gold in two

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different sports in the same Games.

I should just say, as we watched

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this on a relatively still died, the

dress rehearsal for the Games was

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wiped out because of high winds. --

relatively still night. They got it

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on but abandoned it shortly after

halfway through.

I think somewhere

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near us, there is a very nervous

artistic director.

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ANNOUNCER SPEAKS IN FRENCH

Ladies and gentlemen, the athletes!

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CHEERING

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So the flag bearing job is now done.

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Three gold medals each, including

Ioannis Antoniou, another stunning

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highlight. Great aerial shots of the

Pentagon. We will see that shape a

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little bit later on. This whole area

you are looking down on just used to

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be an open athletics track. 15 years

ago, there was a Korean barbecue

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around the corner, a photo from the

air, quite astonishing, the

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development they have had here over

the last ten years.

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So this next section is called A

Journey to Remember.

Indeed, in

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remember Insausti poles come, no

longer with us, in memory of those

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who lost their lives recently. The

dandelions are a symbol of new life,

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the seeds will blow away to grow

again, and here the turtle

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reappears, as at the opening

ceremony.

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ceremony. The total of Korea, who

will embark on a journey across life

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and death, a symbolic creature in

this country. A poignant two all

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three minutes as he makes his way.

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MUSIC PLAYS

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The sacred turtle conveying the

memories of Pyeongchang to the

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heavens.

ANNOUNCER SPEAKS IN FRENCH

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Ladies and gentlemen, the victory

ceremony for cross-country skiing

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mass start classic.

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So two medal ceremonies that take

place in the closing ceremony.

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Please welcome the medallist!

The

two longest cross-country skiing

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races.

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The women's 30 kilometres and the

men's 50 kilometres.

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Ladies and gentlemen, the victory

ceremony for ladies' 30 kilometres

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mass start classic.

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mass start classic. We get a chance

to see one of the icons, Marit

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Bjorgen, getting her gold medal. If

you have not seen this race, go back

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and look. The style and dominance.

And the margin by which she won.

0:46:010:46:14

Thomas Bach, president of the

International Olympic Committee.

0:46:140:46:22

Fencing champion, 1976. The medals

are given out by an IOC member and

0:46:220:46:29

for the closing ceremony, the

president takes the role.

0:46:290:46:37

And the representative of the sport,

the international skiing federation.

0:46:450:46:54

Bronze medallist, Sweden. Stina

Nilsson.

0:47:010:47:11

Nilsson.

Stina Nilsson, two silver

medals and a bronze medal, I am

0:47:110:47:15

sorry, a gold medal and two silver

medals early in the games and now

0:47:150:47:19

this bronze medal.

0:47:190:47:26

Every medallist has received a

wooden mountain relief made up of

0:47:360:47:44

the traditional Korean alphabet.

0:47:440:47:51

Silver medallist, Finland.

Krista

Parmakoski!

0:47:510:48:05

Parmakoski!

And Krista Parmakoski

has produced the best performance by

0:48:050:48:12

a Finn in this event in Winter

Olympics history. I am sure she did

0:48:120:48:20

her absolute best and is delighted

with her silver medals.

0:48:200:48:22

-- silver medal.

0:48:260:48:35

But there was no denying the

champion today.

0:48:380:48:44

champion today. She is 37.

Gold

medallist and Olympic champion,

0:48:450:48:50

Norway.

0:48:500:48:55

Norway.

Marit Bjorgen.

She takes her

lifetime Olympics medals collection

0:48:560:49:06

to eight gold medals, four silver

and three bronze medals.

0:49:060:49:14

Everyone is expecting this to be her

last appearance. She is the most

0:49:140:49:23

successful Winter Olympian in

history. She has a three-year-old

0:49:230:49:29

son. There are wonderful pictures of

her with her son. After the event

0:49:290:49:37

today.

0:49:370:49:47

Ladies and gentlemen, please stand

for the national anthem of Norway.

0:50:070:50:19

NORWEGIAN NATIONAL ANTHEM PLAYS

0:50:210:50:29

NORWEGIAN NATIONAL ANTHEM PLAYS

0:51:000:51:08

CHEERING

0:51:170:51:27

Ladies and gentlemen, the Olympic

medallists.

0:51:280:51:30

What a moment for them. One of my

small gripes is that medals are not

0:51:410:51:48

presented at the time of victory. It

is a strange position that we go off

0:51:480:51:55

later, often in front of sparse

crowds to receive the medal.

That is

0:51:550:52:02

becoming a Winter Olympic tradition,

especially mountain venues, which

0:52:020:52:07

can be far-flung. They now

concentrate on the medal Plaza. We

0:52:070:52:12

now see the men coming out for their

ceremony. These ceremonies are, to

0:52:120:52:22

me, the reallocated medals from

previous Olympics, especially Sochi,

0:52:220:52:26

they should be happening here. There

is a part of me that feel sorry

0:52:260:52:32

particularly for the British

four-man bob. Two of whom are out

0:52:320:52:41

here on duty because in the wake of

Sochi, I think that should be

0:52:410:52:46

happening now. Martins Dukurs should

have another medal coming. Katie

0:52:460:52:58

Uhlaender from America. For my

money, in the aftermath of Russia

0:52:580:53:02

and everything that went on in

Sochi, part of it should be giving

0:53:020:53:07

those medals to the rightful owners

and it should be happening here, and

0:53:070:53:11

it is not.

You mentioned Sochi. I go

back four years, the Russians with a

0:53:110:53:20

1-2- three and they were feted Miss

ceremony. Someone caught up in that.

0:53:200:53:34

With four years of hindsight, we

know that. I am sure that Thomas

0:53:340:53:43

Bach, as he puts the gold medal

around the winner, Iivo Niskanen, if

0:53:430:53:51

he is not saying it, he will be

thinking, thank you that we had a

0:53:510:54:02

Finnish winner rather than an that

would be the Olympic anthem, in this

0:54:020:54:11

instance,

0:54:110:54:20

instance, for Bolshunov. This race

happened yesterday.

0:54:200:54:29

happened yesterday. Iivo Niskanen

and Bolshunov went toe to toe.

0:54:290:54:33

Classic cross-country skiing. For

probably 48 of the kilometres. Iivo

0:54:330:54:44

Niskanen using the last hill to kick

away and win.

Finland's only gold

0:54:440:54:54

medal of the games.

Anyone from

sport, in Finland, who does well,

0:54:540:55:02

they always call them the Flying

Finn.

0:55:020:55:10

Finn.

That was a great race between

the two of them.

It is the

0:55:100:55:15

archetypal test. In cross-country

skiing.

0:55:150:55:20

skiing.

Ladies and gentlemen, please

stand for the national anthem of

0:55:210:55:24

Finland.

0:55:240:55:29

FINNISH NATIONAL ANTHEM PLAYS

0:55:310:55:39

FINNISH NATIONAL ANTHEM PLAYS

0:56:220:56:29

CHEERING

He got a bit emotional there.

0:56:360:56:43

He just got something in his eye,

briefly! The Russians are still

0:56:430:56:55

under the Olympic flag to nine.

There have been conjecture down to

0:56:550:56:58

the 11th hour whether the Russian

flag would appear this evening.

And

0:56:580:57:01

the rumour is that the Olympic

athletes of Russia entity will cease

0:57:010:57:09

to exist sometime this week and

Russia will be brought back into the

0:57:090:57:15

Olympic family.

0:57:150:57:24

Four fails test this week, one from

Japan, two from Sweden and two from

0:57:280:57:36

Russia.

The logic has been that

these have been individual cases,

0:57:360:57:42

not the same strategy behind them we

saw in Sochi four years ago.

0:57:420:57:50

OK, this is the axis of new time. A

combination of modern dance, new

0:57:570:58:05

media art.

0:58:050:58:11

media art. Perhaps as a public

service announcement, if you do not

0:58:110:58:17

like strob lighting, it might be the

time to put the kettle one. A vortex

0:58:170:58:28

disappearing in the middle of the

stage.

0:58:280:58:35

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

1:01:381:01:47

ANNOUNCER SPEAKS IN FRENCH

Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome

1:01:481:02:00

the newly elected members of the

International Olympic Committee and

1:02:001:02:03

its athletes' commission.

So junior

members of the IOC this evening to

1:02:031:02:09

sit on the athletes' commission.

Emma on the left from Finland. I

1:02:091:02:18

socket layer, she won bronze in

1998.

1:02:181:02:29

1998. -- ice hockey layer. And a

winner of the women's team sprint,

1:02:291:02:35

she is retiring, 35.

1:02:351:02:40

They are both mothers and she has

said that one of the things she

1:02:471:02:50

wants to do is to bring more

childcare facilities to

1:02:501:02:55

international sport to allow mothers

to compete and pursue their dreams

1:02:551:03:00

of sporting glory with their

children by their sides. Her son is

1:03:001:03:11

not here.

Big cheer for the

volunteers now, their

1:03:111:03:17

representatives, Matt, there were

91,000 applicants to become

1:03:171:03:20

volunteers here. Not all of them

from Korea, we met some from far

1:03:201:03:26

afield, America and Canada, and only

16,200 were awarded places here at

1:03:261:03:32

the Games, but they have been

cheerful, and dimes in the face of

1:03:321:03:37

some pretty horrible weather,

particularly at the beginning of the

1:03:371:03:43

Games, and their parts cannot be

overstated.

It is the lifeblood of

1:03:431:03:49

any modern Olympic Games, to keep

everything moving, they have been

1:03:491:03:52

wonderful here.

How many times did

we walk out of the Sliding Centre at

1:03:521:03:58

midnight to cheery good nights and

big smiles?

Amazing.

1:03:581:04:04

She has raced 18 Olympic events in

cross-country skiing and won her

1:04:081:04:20

19th.

Thank you, volunteers!

1:04:201:04:33

Yes, thank you, from all of us, the

Dominique Peyroux have been amazing.

1:04:341:04:45

The IOC has 100 members, and 28 of

them are now women. The count was

1:04:451:04:53

26, now 28.

1:04:531:05:01

Getting ever closer to party time,

time to introduce you now to a huge

1:05:021:05:08

star central to the K-pop revolution

that is hitting this part of the

1:05:081:05:11

world and far beyond as well, this

is CL, a huge star, fluent in many

1:05:111:05:20

languages, lived in France for a

long time. We will leave you to her

1:05:201:05:27

and her unique brand - CL!

1:05:271:05:36

Ears 2018, Korea! Let's go!

1:05:521:05:55

Said it -- set it on fire! I heard

you were looking for me! Where are

1:06:101:06:24

all my bad girls at?!

1:06:241:06:26

# Nan nappeun gijibae

1:06:261:06:28

# Where all my bad gals at?

1:06:281:06:29

# Nan nappeun gijibae

1:06:291:06:30

# Nanan nappeun gijibae

1:06:301:06:32

# Nan nappeun gijibae

1:06:321:06:33

# Where all my bad gals at?

1:06:331:06:36

# Geurae naneun sse aju sanapge

1:06:361:06:39

# Neo jeongdoron nal jeoldae

1:06:391:06:44

# Jiltu ttawin nun kkop

mankeumdo moreujyo

1:06:441:06:46

# Jeomjaengido nae mamsogeun

1:06:461:06:47

# Mot matchujyo

1:06:471:06:49

# Nan yeowangbeol nan juingong

1:06:491:06:52

# Dangjang eodiro twilji

1:06:521:06:54

# Molla reokbigong

1:06:541:06:57

# Moge geollin

Gold Chain Swingin' Left Right

1:06:571:07:00

# Peropji anha maeil

bammada Get Right

1:07:001:07:04

# Dangdanghan jijo

gogwihan pumwi (uh huh)

1:07:041:07:07

# Nun useumeun gibon

1:07:071:07:09

# Nae nunmureun mugi (That's right)

1:07:091:07:11

# I misoneun Fire

neol aetaeunikka (Burn)

1:07:111:07:12

# You want it come and get it now

1:07:121:07:15

# Sirheumyeon sijipga

1:07:151:07:17

# Nan nappeun gijibae

1:07:171:07:18

# Nanan nappeun gijibae

1:07:181:07:19

# Nan nappeun gijibae

1:07:191:07:21

# Where all my bad gals at?

1:07:211:07:22

# Nan nappeun gijibae

1:07:221:07:24

# Nanan nappeun gijibae

1:07:241:07:25

# Nan nappeun gijibae

1:07:251:07:27

# Where all my bad gals at?

1:07:271:07:30

# Eonniya eonni eonni eonni

1:07:301:07:37

# Eonniya, whoo!

1:07:371:07:40

# Eonni eonni eonni

1:07:401:07:46

# Namjadeureun heonira bulleoyo

1:07:461:07:54

# Naega jeil jallaga ha?

1:07:561:07:59

# Naega jeil jallaga ha?

1:08:001:08:02

# Naega jeil jallaga ha?

1:08:021:08:08

# Naega jeil jal naga

1:08:131:08:15

# Naega jeil jal naga

1:08:151:08:16

# Naega jeil jal naga

1:08:171:08:19

# Naega jeil jal naga

1:08:191:08:21

# Naega jeil jal naga

1:08:211:08:24

# Naega jeil jal naga

1:08:241:08:27

# Bam Ratatata Tatatatata

1:08:271:08:30

# Bam Ratatata Tatatatata

1:08:301:08:33

# Bam Ratatata Tatatatata

1:08:331:08:35

# Bam Ratatata Tatatatata

1:08:361:08:41

# Oh my God

1:08:411:08:44

# Nuga bwado naega jom jugyeojujanha

1:08:441:08:52

# Nega anjeun teibeul

wireul ttwieodanyeo

1:08:561:09:01

# Naega jeil jal naga

1:09:011:09:03

# Naega jeil jal naga

1:09:031:09:06

# Naega jeil jal naga

1:09:061:09:09

# Naega jeil jal naga

1:09:091:09:17

# Nuga nega naboda deo jal naga?

1:09:231:09:26

# No no no no, na na na na

1:09:261:09:28

# Nuga nega naboda deo jal naga?

1:09:281:09:31

# No no no no, na na na na

1:09:311:09:33

# Nuga nega naboda deo jal naga?

1:09:331:09:37

# No no no no, na na na na

1:09:371:09:41

# Bam Ratatata Tatatatata

1:09:411:09:44

# Bam Ratatata Tatatatata

1:09:451:09:48

# Bam Ratatata Tatatatata

1:09:481:09:52

# Bam Ratatata Tatatatata

1:09:521:09:54

# Bam Ratatata Tatatatata

1:09:541:09:59

# Bam Ratatata Tatatatata

1:09:591:10:01

# Bam Ratatata Tatatatata

1:10:011:10:03

# Bam Ratatata Tatatatata

1:10:031:10:07

# Bam Ratatata Tatatatata

1:10:071:10:11

# Bam Ratatata Tatatatata

1:10:111:10:19

# Oh my God. #

1:10:191:10:22

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

1:10:221:10:27

ANNOUNCER SPEAKS IN FRENCH

1:10:301:10:38

Ladies and gentlemen, please stand

for the national anthem of Greece.

1:10:381:10:47

GREEN NATIONAL ANTHEM PLAYS

1:10:571:10:59

GREEK NATIONAL ANTHEM PLAYS

1:10:591:11:07

Ladies and gentlemen, please remain

standing for the Olympic

1:11:481:11:57

standing for the Olympic Anthem.

Just 11 years old, he won Korea's

1:11:571:12:08

version of The Voice.

1:12:081:12:13

# Olympian flame immortal

1:12:131:12:16

# Whose beacon lights our way

1:12:161:12:21

# Emblaze our hearts

with the fires of hope

1:12:211:12:25

# On this momentous day

1:12:251:12:29

# As now we come across the world

1:12:291:12:31

# To share these Games of old

1:12:311:12:33

# Let all the flags of every land

1:12:331:12:40

# In brotherhood unfold

1:12:401:12:48

# Sing out each nation,

voices strong

1:12:511:12:54

# Rise up in harmony

1:12:541:12:56

# All hail our brave Olympians

1:12:561:12:59

# With strains of victory

1:12:591:13:07

# Olympic light burn on and on

1:13:071:13:09

# O'er seas and mountains and plains

1:13:091:13:12

# Unite, inspire, bring honour

1:13:121:13:16

# To these ascending games

1:13:161:13:19

# May valor reign victorious

1:13:191:13:27

# Along the path of golden way

1:13:271:13:32

# As tomorrow's new

champions now come forth

1:13:321:13:36

# Rising to the fervent

spirit of the game

1:13:361:13:41

# Let splendour pervade

each noble deed

1:13:411:13:46

# Crowned with glory and fame

1:13:461:13:49

# And let fraternity and fellowship

1:13:491:13:54

# Surround the soul of every nation

1:13:541:13:58

# Oh, flame, eternal

in your firmament so bright

1:13:581:14:03

# Illuminate us with

your everlasting light

1:14:031:14:07

# That grace and beauty

and magnificence

1:14:071:14:12

# Shine like the sun

1:14:121:14:16

# Blazing above

1:14:161:14:20

# Bestow on us your

honour, truth and love. #

1:14:201:14:28

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

1:14:311:14:37

I don't know about you, I was

willing him on every word there!

1:14:421:14:50

He did brilliantly.

ANNOUNCER SPEAKS IN FRENCH

1:14:501:15:02

Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome

the President of the International

1:15:091:15:12

Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach,

accompanied by the mayor of

1:15:121:15:16

Pyeongchang, and the mayor of

Beijing, for the Olympic flag

1:15:161:15:20

handover.

1:15:201:15:26

So the countdown begins in earnest

for Beijing 2022.

1:15:421:15:49

for Beijing 2022. The first city

that will host both the summer and

1:15:531:16:01

the Winter Games. If you remember

Beijing 2008, the Bird's Nest

1:16:011:16:10

stadium will be used in the Winter

Games, we are told. The swimming

1:16:101:16:20

venue, Water Cube, will be used for

curling, and discussions are ongoing

1:16:201:16:26

about the Alpine events. The

mounting cluster is 150 miles away.

1:16:261:16:31

There is a high-speed rail link that

is going in. As here, all the Alpine

1:16:311:16:39

events will be on man-made snow.

That is not a problem. One of the

1:16:391:16:46

issues might be the height of the

mountain 's Beijing has at its

1:16:461:16:50

disposal.

1:16:501:16:51

Ladies and gentlemen, please stand

for the national anthem of the

1:17:001:17:04

people'srepublic of China.

1:17:041:17:12

CHINESE NATIONAL ANTHEM PLAYS

1:17:161:17:20

# Qilai!

1:17:201:17:22

# Buyuan zuo nuli de renmen.

1:17:221:17:23

# Ba women de xuerou zhucheng

women xin de changcheng.?

1:17:231:17:28

# Zhonghua Minzu dao liao

zui weixian de shihou.

1:17:281:17:33

# Meigeren beipo zhe fachu

zuihou de housheng.?

1:17:331:17:40

# Qilai!

1:17:401:17:41

# Qilai!

1:17:411:17:45

# Women wanzhong yixin.

1:17:451:17:48

# Mao zhe diren de paohuo.

1:17:481:17:50

# Qianjin!?

1:17:501:17:52

# Mao zhe diren de paohuo.

1:17:521:17:54

# Qianjin!

1:17:541:17:55

# Qianjin!

1:17:551:17:56

# Jin!

1:17:561:18:04

Ladies and gentlemen, the Beijing

2022 presentation.

I am looking

1:18:121:18:21

forward to Beijing's presentation.

They do ceremonies very well.

They

1:18:211:18:26

have kept this very much under

wraps. A fascinating few minutes

1:18:261:18:32

ahead here.

1:18:321:18:38

ahead here. It took four seconds to

see a panda.

1:18:381:18:49

UPBEAT MUSIC

1:18:501:18:58

SLOWER ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

1:19:481:19:56

UPBEAT MUSIC

1:22:521:23:00

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

1:26:351:26:42

CHEERING

1:27:091:27:14

A stunning presentation from the

Beijing party.

They say they have

1:27:401:27:48

had 16 million invitations to

Beijing for 2022. On social media.

1:27:481:27:53

Just in the last ten weeks. Paraded

together in that envelope and

1:27:531:27:58

presentation.

1:27:581:28:03

Speeches now, shortly Thomas Bach.

IOC president, but first we will

1:28:051:28:12

hear from Lee Hee-beom. He has been

the president of the organising

1:28:121:28:18

committee here in South Korea.

1:28:181:28:24

TRANSLATION: President Moon Jae-in

and his First Lady of

1:28:301:28:32

the Republic of Korea,

1:28:321:28:34

and dear Korean people.

1:28:341:28:34

IOC president Thomas Bach

and the entire global

1:28:341:28:36

Olympic family members.

1:28:361:28:37

Distinguished guests

at home and abroad, and all

1:28:371:28:39

participating NOC delegations.

1:28:391:28:40

Ladies and gentlemen.

1:28:401:28:41

Just two weeks ago, we gathered

here together to share the joy

1:28:411:28:44

of coming together right this time

and right this place.

1:28:441:28:46

Now we came here together

again to say goodbye.

1:28:461:28:53

"We never meet without parting."

1:28:531:28:55

It means parting is always coming

along with the meeting.

1:28:551:28:59

William Shakespeare once said,

in Romeo and Juliet,

1:28:591:29:01

"Parting is such sweet sorrow."

1:29:011:29:04

Even though we are now saying

goodbye to each other,

1:29:041:29:08

Pyeongchang will be long

remembered with beautiful

1:29:081:29:10

and unforgettable memories.

1:29:101:29:18

We witnessed touching human dramas.

Athletes have set new Olympic

1:29:201:29:25

records. Athletes have achieved

human victory, after falling down

1:29:251:29:31

seven times, but getting up eight.

Athletes having won medals despite

1:29:311:29:37

injury, needing 62 stitches in

hospital. Athletes having created a

1:29:371:29:42

surprising success story of having

advanced to medals from the unknown

1:29:421:29:47

wilderness of that sport.

1:29:471:29:52

Athletes have participated

for the first time from Africa.

1:29:521:30:00

Athletes have participated

as a unified Korean team.

1:30:011:30:03

All of you are truly winners.

1:30:031:30:05

Right after crossing

the finish line, that

1:30:051:30:07

athlete started shedding teardrops,

and spectators having

1:30:071:30:09

packed the stadium,

gave her a standing ovation,

1:30:091:30:11

shouting in unison, "Don't cry!"

1:30:111:30:19

Dear citizens of the host city

and venue cities of Pyeongchang,

1:30:221:30:26

Gangneung and Jeongseon,

as well as the people

1:30:261:30:29

of Gangwon Province who have

dedicated to and sacrificed

1:30:291:30:31

for the Winter Olympics.

1:30:311:30:35

Dear entire staff and members

of the Pyeongchang Olympic Winter

1:30:351:30:38

Games Organising Committee.

1:30:381:30:41

Dear military personnel,

police and firefighters

1:30:411:30:43

of the Republic of Korea.

1:30:431:30:46

Dear partners, sponsors who have

supported Pyeongchang 2018.

1:30:461:30:50

Dear volunteers, having

participated from 67 countries,

1:30:501:30:53

you are truly patriots and heroes.

1:30:531:30:57

Despite cold weather

and poor surroundings,

1:30:571:31:00

you did your job right always,

with big smiles,

1:31:001:31:02

only to pave the way

for the Games' success.

1:31:021:31:07

The success of Pyeongchang 2018

1:31:071:31:11

is because of your

sacrifice and dedication.

1:31:111:31:12

For that, I express

my deep appreciation.

1:31:121:31:17

CHEERING

1:31:181:31:20

In addition, I also express

my words of consolation

1:31:201:31:22

and apologise for those who had

injuries or accidents.

1:31:221:31:30

Dear global Olympic family members,

1:31:301:31:33

the Olympic Games brings together

the world in peace and harmony.

1:31:331:31:36

And in Pyeongchang,

the world became one.

1:31:361:31:41

Transcending the differences

of race, religion,

1:31:411:31:43

nation and gender,

we smiled together, cried together,

1:31:431:31:46

and shared friendship together.

1:31:461:31:50

In particular, the athletes

from South and North Koreas

1:31:501:31:53

built friendship,

and it showcased

1:31:531:31:55

much bigger possibilities

beyond sport.

1:31:551:32:00

When marching together

1:32:001:32:01

and even competing together

as a unified Korean team,

1:32:011:32:03

it constituted a strong identity

of one single nation.

1:32:031:32:07

The world paid its high tribute

of admiration for the athletes

1:32:071:32:10

of South and North Korea

who marched

1:32:101:32:14

and competed together

during the Games.

1:32:141:32:17

And the spectators in the stands

shouted, "We are one."

1:32:171:32:22

The seed of peace you have

planted here in Pyeongchang

1:32:221:32:26

will grow as a big tree

in the not distant future.

1:32:261:32:29

The hope and aspirations of South

and North Korean athletes together

1:32:291:32:33

with cheerleaders will definitely

serve as a cornerstone

1:32:331:32:36

of the unification of

the Korean Peninsula.

1:32:361:32:39

Distinguished guests at home

and abroad,

1:32:391:32:41

and dear Olympic family members,

1:32:411:32:42

time is near for the Olympic

flame to end its role,

1:32:421:32:47

following 17 days burning bright

1:32:471:32:48

with so many unforgettable

stories left behind.

1:32:481:32:54

Even though it was a short period,

1:32:541:32:55

Korea was happy because of your

warm-hearted passion and friendship.

1:32:551:32:58

We will never forget you.

1:32:581:33:00

One day in the future, I sincerely

hope and wish that our children,

1:33:001:33:03

grandchildren and great

grandchildren will remember

1:33:031:33:07

all of us here at this moment

as contributors to making a historic

1:33:071:33:11

cornerstone, leading to the peace

on the Korean Peninsula.

1:33:111:33:18

Thank you, everyone!

1:33:181:33:22

Goodbye,

and see you again in Beijing.

1:33:221:33:30

Thank you all.

And a now gives way

to the IOC president, Thomas Bach,

1:33:311:33:41

to deliver his speech.

1:33:411:33:50

HE SPEAKS KOREAN

1:33:591:34:07

HE SPEAKS FRENCH

1:34:091:34:17

HE SPEAKS FRENCH

1:34:251:34:33

Ease says:

1:34:341:34:37

Over the past 17 days,

we have experienced Olympic Games

1:34:371:34:40

rooted in tradition and showing

the way to the future.

1:34:401:34:43

They have proved true

the words of our founder,

1:34:431:34:45

Pierre de Coubertin,

when he said the Olympic Games

1:34:451:34:50

are a homage to the past and an act

of faith in the future.

1:34:501:34:58

The Olympic Games are a homage to

the past and an act of faith in the

1:35:051:35:09

future.

1:35:091:35:11

A true homage to the past was

the respect of the Olympic Truce,

1:35:111:35:17

just as it was 3,000 years

ago in ancient Olympia.

1:35:171:35:21

Dear athletes from the NOCs

of the Republic of Korea

1:35:211:35:25

and the Democratic People's

Republic of Korea,

1:35:251:35:29

with your joint march,

1:35:291:35:31

you have shared your faith

in a peaceful future with all of us.

1:35:311:35:39

You have shown how sport

brings people together

1:35:401:35:44

in our fragile world.

1:35:441:35:48

You have shown how

sport builds bridges.

1:35:481:35:53

The IOC will continue

this Olympic dialogue,

1:35:531:35:58

even after we extinguish

the Olympic flame.

1:35:581:36:05

In this, we are driven

by our faith in the future.

1:36:051:36:11

These Olympic Winter Games

have introduced new events

1:36:111:36:15

that appeal to new generations.

1:36:151:36:21

Digital technology has enabled

more people in more countries

1:36:211:36:24

to see winter sports in more ways.

1:36:241:36:32

We have brought together

a record number

1:36:321:36:36

of National Olympic Committees to

participate in Olympic Winter Games.

1:36:361:36:43

Therefore I can truly say

1:36:431:36:47

the Olympic Winter Games

Pyeongchang 2018

1:36:471:36:51

are the Games of new horizons.

1:36:511:36:58

CHEERING

1:36:591:37:03

We are embracing these new horizons.

1:37:031:37:07

We offer our hand to everybody

1:37:071:37:11

to join forces

in this faith in the future.

1:37:111:37:17

Dear athletes, you are the best

ambassadors of our optimism.

1:37:171:37:24

Thank you for sharing it with us.

1:37:241:37:28

Thank you for your

competitive spirit.

1:37:281:37:32

Thank you for your fair play.

1:37:321:37:37

To the organisers of the Olympic

Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018,

1:37:371:37:45

I say thank you from

the bottom of my heart.

1:37:451:37:49

I congratulate you for

showing us new horizons.

1:37:491:37:55

For your contributions,

1:37:551:37:57

I thank the international

winter sports federations,

1:37:571:38:00

the participating

National Olympic Committees,

1:38:001:38:05

our sponsors,

and the television rights holders.

1:38:051:38:10

To the President of the Republic of

Korea, Your Excellency Moon Jae-in,

1:38:101:38:16

I say thank you for your personal

commitment and determination

1:38:161:38:21

to make these Games

so successful in every way.

1:38:211:38:29

To the volunteers, I say a special

thank you for warming our hearts

1:38:301:38:38

even at the sometimes

lowest temperatures

1:38:421:38:48

we have experienced

at Olympic Winter Games.

1:38:481:38:52

HE SPEAKS KOREAN

1:38:521:39:00

CHEERING

1:39:021:39:06

To our gracious hosts, the people

of Korea, I say thank you.

1:39:061:39:12

CHEERING

1:39:121:39:16

Athletes from the five continents

of the world and future host

1:39:161:39:24

countries of the Olympic Games

would like to join in this thanks.

1:39:261:39:29

Martin Fourcade, Nao Kodaira,

1:39:291:39:33

Seun Adigun, Yun Sungbin,

1:39:331:39:35

Ryom Tae-ok, Lindsey Vonn,

1:39:351:39:37

Liu Jiayu, Pita Taufatofua,

1:39:371:39:42

welcome!

1:39:421:39:50

CHEERS

1:39:501:39:55

Together, we would like to

express our gratitude,

1:39:551:39:57

with the typical Korean

gesture of a heart,

1:39:571:40:01

which we have appreciated

so much during these Games.

1:40:011:40:08

CHEERS

1:40:201:40:26

And now it is my obligation

1:40:451:40:51

to declare the Olympic Winter Games

Pyeongchang 2018 closed.

1:40:511:40:59

In accordance with tradition,

1:41:061:41:09

I call upon the youth of the world

to assemble four years from now

1:41:091:41:16

in Beijing,

People's Republic of China,

1:41:161:41:20

to celebrate with all of us

1:41:201:41:25

the 24th Olympic Winter Games!

1:41:251:41:33

Thank you and goodbye, Korea.

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

1:41:331:41:35

I don't know whether you were

hearing back home, but we are

1:41:351:41:39

hearing a rumour that North Korea

and South Korea have started talks.

1:41:391:41:46

There was apparently some meetings

in the last 24 hours, as they have

1:41:461:41:51

come together for the closing

ceremony. And if the Olympic truce

1:41:511:41:57

has worked here, and if this is the

start, a cornerstone of unification,

1:41:571:42:06

then that truly will be a legacy for

Pyeongchang 2018.

1:42:061:42:14

There is a rave party to follow

shortly! But in the next few

1:42:141:42:21

minutes, we will see the Olympic

flame extinguished.

1:42:211:42:32

DANCE MUSIC

1:43:281:43:36

Now more stars of the popular music

senior funds in Asia, EXO. --

1:43:401:43:55

senior funds in Asia, EXO. -- they

have a record they have promised to

1:43:551:43:58

play called Power.

1:43:581:44:06

MUSIC: "Power" by EXO

1:44:121:44:20

CHEERING

1:46:111:46:21

MUSIC: "Power" by EXO

1:46:481:46:56

# We got that power power.

1:47:081:47:16

# Turn the music up now.

1:47:161:47:24

# Turn the music up now.

1:47:331:47:38

# Let's go, we got

bang bang pow wow.

1:47:381:47:46

# We got that power every time.

1:47:471:47:55

# We got that power power.

1:48:041:48:10

# We got that power power.

1:48:101:48:15

# Turn the music up now.

1:48:151:48:21

# Power power.

1:48:211:48:28

# Turn the music up now.

1:48:281:48:36

# We got that power power.

1:48:401:48:48

CHEERING

1:48:521:48:57

That is EXO and they promised they

would dedicate that Power to all the

1:48:571:49:02

athletes who have taken part. At a

press conference they were asked

1:49:021:49:06

which athlete they were most looking

forward to seeing and I am afraid we

1:49:061:49:10

got eight blank faces. Awkward.

1:49:101:49:16

Those of you with good memories will

remember the five children from the

1:49:261:49:30

opening ceremony.

1:49:301:49:40

opening ceremony. They are now to be

part of one of the final set pieces.

1:49:401:49:50

Farewell From a Snowflake.

1:49:511:49:57

MUSIC SLOWS

1:52:321:52:40

Farewell From a Snowflake as the

flame is extinguished. The games are

1:54:001:54:05

over, all bar the party. Does it

leave you feeling poignant, Matthew,

1:54:051:54:11

or were you just content we have

seen another really good games?

I

1:54:111:54:17

think Korea has done amazingly well

and has been given the run-in they

1:54:171:54:25

had politically. That was tricky.

The reunification idea and I deal

1:54:251:54:30

with the games with a joint team and

flag, the ice hockey team, I thought

1:54:301:54:36

that was a great idea and well

executed. And we will keep a

1:54:361:54:42

watching brief on news developments.

Such a cherished part of their bed.

1:54:421:54:48

I remember them bidding for the 2010

games and the idea for 17 days,

1:54:481:54:54

joining together north and south,

was important then and it has come

1:54:541:55:00

to fruition here, during the games.

If anything can be carried forward,

1:55:001:55:05

that will be a huge win. I am

wondering whether the athletes all

1:55:051:55:17

-- or volunteers will make an

appearance.

Filling up to the sounds

1:55:221:55:28

of DJ Raiden. His music has been

included on albums of

1:55:281:55:40

included on albums of famous artists

such as David Guetta.

1:55:401:55:46

Martin Garrix is another DJ

scheduled to perform here, as the

1:55:461:55:55

last stage now of the closing

ceremony are all about the party.

1:55:551:56:02

Movement now from the athletes'

seats.

1:56:021:56:10

I think Billy Morgan will be first

up to dance.

No, I think they have

1:56:131:56:20

all been given white capes to cover

their uniforms. Could that be right?

1:56:201:56:31

Is that the volunteers? No, there

are uniforms in amongst them. An

1:56:311:56:38

orderly pitch invasion is going on.

1:56:381:56:48

Memories of the The Who who brought

the London games to an end.

It is

1:57:251:57:30

how each nation puts their own

cultural stamp on it and at times

1:57:301:57:34

you come to foreign games and think,

I don't understand that bit. There

1:57:341:57:42

must've been loads in the opening

and closing ceremony in the UK that

1:57:421:57:49

were totally impenetrable.

I am

pleased Thomas Bach's speech did not

1:57:491:57:56

carry on too long in French.

Your

career was very good, I was

1:57:561:58:05

impressed by that.

The DJ has a huge

following. His album Animals in the

1:58:051:58:17

charts. He is the man with the

responsibility of cranking up the

1:58:171:58:22

tempo. Just reaching ten o'clock

here. Now it is time to see who the

1:58:221:58:28

best dancer is.

1:58:281:58:33

# Diamonds in the dark

2:01:322:01:39

# That is all we are

2:01:392:01:47

# There is a change that is blowing

2:01:502:01:58

# Just pick me up

and never let me go

2:02:002:02:08

# We don't need much

as long as we're together

2:02:102:02:26

# As long as we're together

2:02:402:02:48

# As long as we're together

2:02:502:02:57

CHEERING

2:02:582:03:06

ANNOUNCEMENT IN FRENCH

2:03:082:03:13

This concludes the closing

ceremony...

2:03:132:03:16

So, the fireworks beyond the Olympic

Stadium in Pyeongchang, as the party

2:03:162:03:25

is only just beginning. That was the

closing ceremony at the end of a

2:03:252:03:31

thrilling 17 days of sport. Matthew,

your final thoughts as we say

2:03:312:03:34

goodbye to a memorable occasion?

The interesting step is the Olympic

2:03:342:03:39

Games going on an Asian leg of a

journey, Pyeongchang 2018, Tokyo

2:03:392:03:47

2020, and Beijing 2022.

We have had four new offence here.

2:03:472:03:55

There are rumours in -- new offence.

There are rumours Nordic combined

2:03:552:04:04

will have a women's event, the only

sport in winter or summer which is

2:04:042:04:10

only for men. Great to have that.

And women's double luge will debut

2:04:102:04:22

in Beijing 2022. I am looking

forward to that.

2:04:222:04:31

Generally, it has been a very solid

effort, I think, Pyeongchang has set

2:04:322:04:39

it up beautifully for the

Paralympics, and we should say best

2:04:392:04:44

of luck to ParalympicsGB as they

complete their final few days of

2:04:442:04:51

training and travel and come out

here to compete, we will be watching

2:04:512:04:56

and wishing the very best for you as

well.

2:04:562:05:00

One thing, whatever the problems

that await this part of the world on

2:05:002:05:06

the world map, here in this little

corner of South Korea there has been

2:05:062:05:10

nothing but warmth and feminists and

a calm that has stretched from

2:05:102:05:13

beginning to end -- warmth and

friendliness.

2:05:132:05:22

It starts on the 9th of March and if

you are coming you will be in for a

2:05:222:05:27

really good time.

2:05:272:05:36

So, with great memories, Lizzy

Yarnold's gold medal, Ester Ledecka

2:05:482:05:54

was absolutely marvellous, Martin Fu

card, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir

2:05:542:06:00

danced into our hearts. Chloe Kim.

Shaun White. They jumped the fun.

2:06:002:06:07

Billy Morgan, Izzy Atkin, Laura

Dees, we thank you all, thank you

2:06:072:06:14

for watching this closing ceremony

and the games.

2:06:142:06:23

STUDIO: A fabulous fireworks display

to close things, I suspect the

2:06:242:06:30

athletes will continue partying.

The XXIII Olympic -- Winter Olympics

2:06:302:06:36

are officially over.

2:06:362:06:40

A wonderful closing ceremony full

of music, dance and culture.

2:06:402:06:43

Pyeongchang will be judged

on hosting a Games which gave out

2:06:432:06:45

103 medals which saw records tumble

for individuals and Great Britain

2:06:452:06:48

taking winning five medals

their best performance in any Winter

2:06:482:06:50

Games.

2:06:502:06:52

As we saw in the ceremony,

the 24th Winter Games

2:06:522:06:54

will be held in Beijing,

the Olympic city which hosted

2:06:542:06:56

the 2008 Summer Games is only 680

miles away from Pyeongchang.

2:06:562:07:03

And a date for your long-term diary

is that they will be held

2:07:032:07:07

between February 4th

and February 20, 2022.

2:07:072:07:10

That's just 1,441 days away!

2:07:102:07:12

So, as we say farewell

to the Winter Olympics,

2:07:122:07:15

the sport on the BBC in 2018 just

keeps on coming.

2:07:152:07:23

COMMENTATOR: This is a superb

performance.

2:07:352:07:41

What a champion at Wimbledon.

2:07:452:07:48

This is it, the pinnacle.

2:07:532:07:54

And closer to home, the sport

continues at two o'clock on BBC Two,

2:07:592:08:02

after we've said goodbye here.

2:08:022:08:03

Some of the top track and field

athletes in the world will be

2:08:032:08:06

in action at the Glasgow Grand Prix.

2:08:062:08:08

Gabby Logan and the team will be

live for a busy afternoon

2:08:082:08:11

which will see the likes

of Dina Asher Smith,

2:08:112:08:13

Dafne Schippers, Adam

Gemili all in action.

2:08:132:08:15

Then, on Thursday,

the athletics continues

2:08:152:08:16

as the World Indoor Championships

will be held here in

2:08:162:08:19

with the coverage starting

on Thursday evening

2:08:202:08:22

which will see Laura Muir

going for 3000 metres gold.

2:08:222:08:25

Over the four days, Gabby will be

joined by all our regular team

2:08:252:08:27

members plus Michael Johnson

and Jessica Ennis-Hill.

2:08:272:08:29

Steve Cram after his long stint

in the curling commentary box

2:08:292:08:32

will also be back for that.

2:08:322:08:36

And just to say, the major events

come thick and fast.

2:08:362:08:40

And in just 38 days' time,

many of us will be back 24/7

2:08:402:08:43

with the Commonwealth Games

from Australia's Gold Coast.

2:08:432:08:46

We'll have full coverage

across all our platforms

2:08:472:08:49

including TV, radio,

online, the app and our

2:08:492:08:51

social media platforms.

2:08:512:08:52

That should be a great event

as always, as Glasgow

2:08:522:08:54

proved four years ago.

2:08:542:09:01

proved four years ago.

2:09:012:09:03

Nicola Minichiello joins us along

with Dame Katherine Grainger. Amy

2:09:032:09:11

Williams and Shami are still with

me. And reflecting on your overall

2:09:112:09:17

thoughts of the British team

performance?

2:09:172:09:22

I was there for the first ten days.

Those first few days when you are

2:09:222:09:27

waiting for the results. I think

Team GB did a brilliant job. Within

2:09:272:09:33

every team there are some

outstanding experiences you don't

2:09:332:09:39

expect to see. And some heartbreak

which is what sport is.

2:09:392:09:44

We saw Billy Morgan carrying the

flag in the closing ceremony, a

2:09:442:09:49

great honour for him. He is such a

guy it is difficult for him to

2:09:492:09:56

integrate into the establishment, so

he wanted to do things his own way.

2:09:562:10:02

As the team come in. We saw Laura

Dees with her bronze medal,

2:10:022:10:08

fantastic performance.

But Billy Morgan decided he would

2:10:082:10:10

show off his artistic qualities and

therefore decided to balance the

2:10:102:10:15

flag on his chin, as only he can!

The Games, the Winter Olympics have

2:10:152:10:26

got this field of being a bit looser

than the summer games, is that fair?

2:10:262:10:34

You feel that when you are out

there, there is a lot of fun,

2:10:342:10:39

freedom, people are more expressive.

It has a different sense of

2:10:392:10:48

experience.

The closing ceremony reflected that,

2:10:482:10:53

Thomas Bach Zing ball nations

competing here than ever before, he

2:10:532:10:58

called it the Games of New Horizons,

saying the athletes themselves are

2:10:582:11:02

the best ambassadors. It is always a

party, you must have enjoyed a few

2:11:022:11:09

closing ceremonies.

Actually I never went to a closing

2:11:092:11:12

ceremony, for alpine skiing, the

World Cup tour continues straight

2:11:122:11:20

afterwards so I had to head onto a

plane.

2:11:202:11:23

So you still have World Cup races

after the Olympics. For us, the

2:11:232:11:28

Olympic Games is the end of your

competition.

2:11:282:11:31

It is hard to deal with

psychologically, it is the biggest

2:11:312:11:36

event, but then you have the World

Cup tour in alpine skiing.

2:11:362:11:42

It goes on and on.

You have carried

the flag at the closing ceremony in

2:11:422:11:49

Vancouver.

Just a magical experience, it is

2:11:492:11:52

very emotional, you know everyone is

watching. A lovely feeling you have

2:11:522:11:57

been picked to be the flag bearer,

and the responsibility of holding

2:11:572:12:01

the union Jack flag, you don't want

to do anything wrong. There is a

2:12:012:12:07

huge party atmosphere. Yes, I have

been to the Olympics, and that

2:12:072:12:13

feeling of pride of being part of a

massive family. People are swapping

2:12:132:12:20

kit. You might have already made

secret deals!

2:12:202:12:27

It is a free for all.

I love that shot of all the athletes

2:12:272:12:33

representing the different nations,

Tonga with our bare-chested friend!

2:12:332:12:43

Nicola, the inclusion of Nigeria

competing in bobsleigh for the first

2:12:432:12:47

time. You are getting that flavour

of different nations, it is not just

2:12:472:12:52

for North America and Europe.

Absolutely, you don't have to be

2:12:522:12:56

from an alpine nation to compete in

the Winter Olympics. It captures a

2:12:562:13:02

slightly different audience and

athlete. The summer Olympics is

2:13:022:13:06

slightly different. Here, there are

so many more dynamics, the highs and

2:13:062:13:15

lows, the fear of breaking your

neck, the artistic element. A really

2:13:152:13:20

different feeling. The fact we have

so much inclusion, African nations

2:13:202:13:26

competing, it is such a huge

progression.

2:13:262:13:30

They are having to balance things

up, Nordic combined, allowing women

2:13:302:13:37

to compete. Still some events like

the four-man bob, could we see four

2:13:372:13:42

women?

Absolutely, as the blue riband and

2:13:422:13:47

event of sliding sports. It is

amazing having gender neutral so men

2:13:472:13:53

and women can complete -- together.

Not just for progression and

2:13:532:14:04

equality, but we have to have

equality in gender, therefore we

2:14:042:14:09

need full woman participation.

Big air providing Great Britain with

2:14:092:14:20

a record-breaking fifth medal thanks

to Billy Morgan which is why he was

2:14:202:14:23

given the honour of carrying the

flag and banners -- balancing it on

2:14:232:14:30

his chin!

Those who came before him produced

2:14:302:14:37

medals in the most successful 36

hours Team GB has ever had at a

2:14:372:14:41

Winter Olympics.

2:14:412:14:41

Medals decided in the next couple of

hours in what is a vital morning for

2:14:472:14:53

British sport. Dom Parsons next. The

equation is simple, if his time goes

2:14:532:14:59

green, he is in good shape.

Is this

the wrong that will get Great

2:14:592:15:03

Britain their first Olympic medal of

these are Limpopo -- of these Winter

2:15:032:15:09

Olympics?

No! Dom Parsons may be

just about to agonisingly missed

2:15:092:15:16

out!

2:15:162:15:21

out! Now, who knows, Parsons might

just be back in the medal race.

That

2:15:222:15:29

was a mistake! A big mistake he's

never made before.

Starting to drop

2:15:292:15:33

off.

How far will he dropped off?

Five hundredths of a second! Yes!

2:15:332:15:44

Parsons unbelievably has his medal!

Come all, Great Britain!

2:15:442:15:52

This is the biggest day so far in

these Games for the British team.

We

2:15:522:15:57

hand over to our commentary duo.

2:15:572:16:04

Isabel Atkin, what has she got in

her run? Biggest run of her life

2:16:052:16:12

starts now.

Come on, Lizzy Atkin, --

Izzy Atkin, final jump. Must try to

2:16:122:16:26

remain impartial. It's third-place!

Ladies and gentlemen, Great

2:16:262:16:31

Britain's Izzy Atkin takes the

bronze.

2:16:312:16:35

You are a history maker, how do you

feel?

Amazing, hasn't settled in but

2:16:352:16:41

I am really proud.

Today, it is all about the sliding.

2:16:412:16:50

A warm welcome to the Sliding Centre

ahead of the women's skeleton. Lizzy

2:16:502:16:57

Yarnold is just off the lead. Not

separated by much at the line. Laura

2:16:572:17:03

in fourth place. Now we come to the

potential medallists.

Hold it

2:17:032:17:10

together...

Laura Deas goes next for

Great Britain.

2:17:102:17:19

Great Britain. Lizzy Yarnold next,

the Olympic champion, can she make

2:17:212:17:24

history and win it again?

Look at

the gap! This could be at least

2:17:242:17:30

silver for Lizzy Yarnold! She goes

to the front! That is a gold-medal

2:17:302:17:36

winning run, I am sure of it.

Janine

Flock needs the run of her 28 years.

2:17:362:17:45

Time is dropping away.

Looks like

Lizzy Yarnold will win gold again.

2:17:452:17:52

Janine Flock goes Forth! Yarnold

wins gold again! Laura Deas has won

2:17:522:18:02

bronze as well. A great day for

Britain at the Winter Olympics.

2:18:022:18:09

Is it still real?

2:18:212:18:24

With each minute, it becomes more of

a reality. It is a relief it all

2:18:322:18:37

went to plan.

I could barely look at

the screen, I was so nervous. I had

2:18:372:18:42

one eye on the numbers. It is still

sinking in.

When I have the medal in

2:18:422:18:47

my hand, then it will be absolutely

real.

2:18:472:18:56

I just saw the number one... Thank

you.

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OK, one minute on V T.

2:19:152:19:25

OK, one minute on V T.

Clink those medals together. Here

2:19:252:19:26

they are, the five bringing medals

home from PyeongChang, Lizzy Yarnold

2:19:262:19:32

the first to defend a title and

become a double Winter Olympics gold

2:19:322:19:39

medallist, Laura Deas joining her on

the podium. Dom Parsons with the

2:19:392:19:44

first medal for a man in skeleton

for 70 years. Izzy Atkin the

2:19:442:19:49

youngest member of the team bringing

one home in women's skis slopestyle.

2:19:492:19:53

And the first time Big Air has been

included in the Games, Billy

2:19:532:19:57

And the first time Big Air has been

included in the Games, Billy Morgan

2:19:572:19:59

bringing home a bronze medal. Packed

into that 36 hours when the four of

2:19:592:20:04

them won four medals was Elise

Christie and at the time we hoped

2:20:042:20:10

she was going to win a first Olympic

medal. It ended in incredibly

2:20:102:20:16

painful scenes, literally and,

indeed, physically and mentally. It

2:20:162:20:23

has been another Games of way over

for her. The way we look after our

2:20:232:20:29

athletes is a major concern of

yours, which is a major concern of

2:20:292:20:33

yours. What do you want to see with

Elise in the next few years?

She has

2:20:332:20:41

a fabulous team around her. She has

been through a similar situation

2:20:412:20:46

four years ago at the previous

Winter Games where she was

2:20:462:20:49

considered one of the favourites for

the three events and was

2:20:492:20:52

disqualified each time. None of us

have been in that situation, you

2:20:522:20:57

can't imagine what it feels like.

There was awareness in her team

2:20:572:21:01

around her that she had to be looked

after physically and mentally

2:21:012:21:09

because you need to be on your game

when it comes to the Olympic Games,

2:21:092:21:13

that is such a key moment. Even if

you are physically fit and the

2:21:132:21:18

favourite, it is still a huge

pressure moment. So, when you have a

2:21:182:21:24

new history traumatic experiences,

everyone is aware that needs to be

2:21:242:21:28

done. You can't rule out there won't

be some impact but everything is in

2:21:282:21:33

place so that athlete will deal with

that in that situation. I think they

2:21:332:21:37

did a great job. It is hard. I was

there for her 500 metres and 1500

2:21:372:21:42

metre event, and it is hard enough

to see the pictures but when you see

2:21:422:21:48

it live, it is tough. We all buy

into it, sport will do it, it can be

2:21:482:21:53

the greatest moment in your life and

the most heartbreaking moment and

2:21:532:21:57

you accept that comes with the gig.

There are no guarantees but it is

2:21:572:22:03

difficult to see someone go through

that time and time again.

It will be

2:22:032:22:06

such a test of her character, her

mental resilience, to see if she can

2:22:062:22:11

in four years' time put this right.

It remains her burning ambition, the

2:22:112:22:17

drive is there, there is still

massive unfinished business. Yes,

2:22:172:22:21

she finished fourth, she finished a

final at the Olympics, but, oh my

2:22:212:22:27

word, she will feel this has to get

better.

It has been great to see her

2:22:272:22:33

post interviews, see her resilience,

and her personality shine through,

2:22:332:22:39

she is so positive, and fourth is

still incredible. Yes, she wanted

2:22:392:22:45

medals, and she went for it, she

fought for it and wanted nothing

2:22:452:22:49

less than a gold. To now see her so

positive so early on and so seemed

2:22:492:22:54

that she is already looking forward

four years. The sports go through

2:22:542:22:59

huge review processes. They go

through everything with a fine tooth

2:22:592:23:03

comb. For her to already have her

sights will she do long track,

2:23:032:23:11

short-track, what is she going to

do, it is a great thing and it shows

2:23:112:23:15

how strong she is internally.

Do you

think, as an athlete, the way the

2:23:152:23:21

funding mechanism works, when you

went out there to ski, you funded

2:23:212:23:25

yourself, you were skiing for you,

yes, for Team GB. If you had in the

2:23:252:23:30

back of your head my finishing

position will impact every other

2:23:302:23:38

person in my team, is that not a

lock to carry with you?

Short-track

2:23:382:23:41

speed skating is so dynamic, it is

such a battle. That won't be going

2:23:412:23:47

through your head. You do feel

pressure. In Vancouver, our

2:23:472:23:53

federation went bankrupt and I got a

mystery donation to get there and

2:23:532:23:57

when I was there, they said if you

perform, we will be able to put in a

2:23:572:24:01

programme for the next four years. I

wasn't strong enough, I wasn't a

2:24:012:24:06

world champion and played on me. But

I over tried when you tried to push

2:24:062:24:13

too far, it goes terribly. And it

plays in your head but at the same

2:24:132:24:18

time she is triple world champion.

Short-track and the associations

2:24:182:24:24

with it have to look at that and say

we have proved we can do it. It

2:24:242:24:27

didn't happen in the Olympics, it

fell apart, she came fourth, and

2:24:272:24:34

others have potential and there will

be a pathway.

We will talk about how

2:24:342:24:39

funding might change and what your

thoughts are after this piece from

2:24:392:24:42

Paddy Geary.

2:24:422:24:44

This was the flip

that did the trick.

2:24:442:24:52

Billy Morgan's bronze was Britain's

fifth medal of the Games.

2:24:522:24:54

It meant they'd hit their target

and broken a record.

2:24:542:25:00

The most medals this country has

ever managed at a Winter Olympics.

2:25:002:25:03

It's come with hard work

but also lots of hard cash.

2:25:032:25:06

The body which allocates elite

sport funding, UK Sport,

2:25:062:25:11

put a record £28 million into winter

sports in the four years

2:25:112:25:14

running up to these Games.

2:25:142:25:16

That works out five points £6

million a medal. That is how medals

2:25:162:25:22

matter. That's how they work out how

they get the money. Lizzy Yarnold,

2:25:222:25:26

guided from heptathlon to skeleton

thanks to UK sport ski. When she

2:25:262:25:31

showed potential, they funded her.

Gold followed in Sochi.

Lizzy

2:25:312:25:37

Yarnold is the Olympic champion, oh

my goodness! They stepped up their

2:25:372:25:43

funding to £6.5 million.

That is a

gold-medal winning run! We are

2:25:432:25:49

looking at a two-time Olympic

champion!

It is a former that has

2:25:492:25:54

helped British sport rise from 36 to

second in Rio, and has led to

2:25:542:26:00

unprecedented success in this Winter

Olympics but sport doesn't always do

2:26:002:26:05

predictable outcomes. Short-track

speed skating is the standout

2:26:052:26:09

example. Elise Christie was a triple

world champion so her sport got more

2:26:092:26:13

than four points £7 million to

deliver a medal. But you can't bank

2:26:132:26:17

on bad luck and slip-ups. Winter

Games are uncertain terrain.

2:26:172:26:23

Meanwhile, sports like ice hockey

and Luge don't get any sports money

2:26:232:26:26

because medals are thought to be out

of reach. Should medals be our only

2:26:262:26:31

guiding light? Some want more money

redirected to recreational sports

2:26:312:26:35

like basketball. The old-fashioned

way was to fund yourself, which is

2:26:352:26:44

what Mica Moore and Mica McNeill

did.

Nobody has been eighth at

2:26:442:26:51

Olympic Games but these two have

claimed that position! What a Games

2:26:512:26:55

for the pair who were only here

because of the generosity of the

2:26:552:26:59

British public.

They used

crowdfunding to help them get to

2:26:592:27:03

PyeongChang and finished eighth,

better than their male counterparts

2:27:032:27:06

who are funded. What could have they

achieved with proper backing? Their

2:27:062:27:11

performance made some statement and

begged a question about how we fund

2:27:112:27:14

our sports.

2:27:142:27:18

He is the question. What needs to

happen between now and Beijing,

2:27:182:27:23

particularly in bobsleigh?

There has

got to be a massive review. How was

2:27:232:27:27

it able to get to this point? We

know the money was not not there. It

2:27:272:27:36

was misspent, mismanaged, and we

have all of the stories coming out

2:27:362:27:40

about the toxic culture and

everything that happened to those

2:27:402:27:42

athletes. This is not a reflection

on the athletes, it is about what

2:27:422:27:47

went wrong in the organisations. The

two Olympic cycles, not just one.

2:27:472:27:52

How did we get to that stage where

we got through eight tears and at

2:27:522:27:56

this point we are asking questions

about what actually happened? The

2:27:562:28:00

performances are a result of the

mismanagement so now it's got to be

2:28:002:28:03

how do we put this forward? We can

take so many examples from other

2:28:032:28:07

sports within the UK, from other

sports from outside the UK and make

2:28:072:28:12

it right. It isn't always a

difficult combination. Luck plays a

2:28:122:28:18

part but in bobsleigh it is numbers,

it is quite specific. You have the

2:28:182:28:23

right equipment, you have enough

runs and athletes, you can win

2:28:232:28:27

medals and skeleton have proven it.

Surely you don't make a decision to

2:28:272:28:32

stop funding the team that can

actually perform the best at the

2:28:322:28:35

Games.

Even that was another

decision, more nails in the cough

2:28:352:28:40

because at that point to make the

decision we can fund three men's

2:28:402:28:44

teams but we can't find women's

programme, it doesn't make sense,

2:28:442:28:51

when Mica was the reigning champion.

It was the final nail in the coffin,

2:28:512:28:56

not the decision that made it, it

was another crazy decision.

You

2:28:562:29:00

think they are a team capable of

winning a medal and even a gold.

2:29:002:29:06

Katherine you can't solve all of the

problems but how do you think you

2:29:062:29:13

can improve the cross-fertilisation

between sports of sharing

2:29:132:29:16

information? Even skeleton bob,

which you think would be the same

2:29:162:29:21

thing, saying things will work, same

federation, even they don't share

2:29:212:29:24

what they know.

It is like

everything. A lot of these things

2:29:242:29:30

are about relationships between

people so every sport will have a

2:29:302:29:34

performance director who oversees

the decisions. We have seen it in

2:29:342:29:36

rowing. We had that relationship

with a cycling team. If the sports

2:29:362:29:43

directors are in touch, even

informally, get together, Greater

2:29:432:29:47

Manchester, Bath, wherever they are,

most sports are open. It is

2:29:472:29:55

interesting to see how the training

system works, where it is

2:29:552:29:58

centralised, what the structure of

each day is, there is so much sports

2:29:582:30:02

learn from each other and the best

coaches I've ever worked with are

2:30:022:30:07

constantly hungry for information,

they want to learn. No one thinks

2:30:072:30:11

they have got it right and they can

sit back.

Even formally, but even

2:30:112:30:17

with the science and the investment

with technology, that shouldn't go

2:30:172:30:23

into one spot at a time, should it?

It doesn't. Things like these

2:30:232:30:29

skeleton racing suits was influenced

by the cycling racing suits.

2:30:292:30:33

Institute of sport, they feed in...

2:30:332:30:42

Those suits could have been used in

alpine skiing.

Yes. I don't know why

2:30:432:30:51

there isn't that sharing of

information.

2:30:512:30:54

I think there is to an extent

already.

2:30:542:30:58

And how can we develop it? After

Vancouver I chatted with the British

2:30:582:31:04

sailing team, before thank you, one

of their team spoke to us. We shared

2:31:042:31:10

a lot between saving and discounting

-- sailing and skeleton. A strange

2:31:102:31:18

relationship we had. We knew our

sport had to bring a medal home for

2:31:182:31:27

funding and get the next generation

coming through. If you can share

2:31:272:31:35

information and help each other's

performances, and I hope skeleton

2:31:352:31:40

and bobsleigh can work together, and

luge. It is all based in Bath. Using

2:31:402:31:47

the same formulations and link

across. If you look at a country

2:31:472:31:54

like Germany, they really failed in

bobsleigh four years ago but here

2:31:542:31:59

they are with their best total ever

medals, finishing second narrowly in

2:31:592:32:05

the table. They have transformed the

sports they targeted. In sliding

2:32:052:32:15

sports alone, in Sochi they had a

disaster. In four years, they looked

2:32:152:32:25

at what worked for them, they

changed the equipment, staff, the

2:32:252:32:29

structure and refocused and have

come back now and have won medals.

2:32:292:32:35

To man, four man, it is not

difficult. -- two-man.

2:32:352:32:47

What Friedrich did was go back to

kick he had used before.

2:32:472:32:52

Yes, he said, it is not working for

me. He went from having no medals to

2:32:522:32:58

bringing home two gold medals and

three silver medals. He went back to

2:32:582:33:02

the kit that worked the him. It is

about confidence in your equipment,

2:33:022:33:08

you have to become one being.

That is where it becomes

2:33:082:33:14

embarrassing for British bobsleigh

with an underperformance from the

2:33:142:33:18

teams, but where the runners are

deemed illegal, a basic bit of kit,

2:33:182:33:23

they are asking other teams to

borrow.

2:33:232:33:28

I don't want this to be a reflection

on the athletes who have worked so

2:33:282:33:33

hard and are incredibly talented.

How did we get to this point? If you

2:33:332:33:38

have a set of banners, make sure you

have a back-up.

2:33:382:33:44

Other countries do it difficult --

differently. -- runners.

2:33:442:33:54

I think the reward should be the

medal, that is why you are doing it.

2:33:542:34:01

Some countries, the nations with the

lowest GDP have the highest pay-out,

2:34:012:34:06

Kazakhstan at the top, then Italy

they offer 150,000 euros for a gold

2:34:062:34:12

medal. 142,000 for a gold medal.

They used to give a house and a car

2:34:122:34:23

with it.

They were on the podium next to you

2:34:232:34:28

asking how much you got.

Yes, the German goals, we walked

2:34:282:34:35

off, the German girls, how much

money do you get? What do you mean?

2:34:352:34:42

We get £30,000.

We don't get anything. To me, money

2:34:422:34:50

is nothing to do with it. Most of us

come out of it in debt. You are

2:34:502:34:56

doing it to win. It was interesting

that I never knew people gave money.

2:34:562:35:03

Britain, Sweden and Norway are the

only three that don't pay out.

2:35:032:35:08

Norway are the most successful.

Germany paid 20,000 euros.

2:35:082:35:16

If we look at the way funding is

split in this country, it is

2:35:162:35:21

important to emphasise not a lot

goes to the athlete, they have

2:35:212:35:28

relatively modest costings even to

them.

2:35:282:35:35

Skiing and snowboarding, £5.1

million, skeleton, £6.5 million.

2:35:432:35:55

million, skeleton, £6.5 million. The

target their was a pretty broad tent

2:35:552:36:02

medals, that is the difficulty, a

couple of fourth place finishes. If

2:36:022:36:07

you look at Woodsy, Eve Muirhead.

2:36:072:36:13

And also Elise Christie. She nearly

won a medal. It is a difficult thing

2:36:132:36:22

to predict.

What is the value for money and

2:36:222:36:28

those who say we shouldn't be

funding winter sports, what do you

2:36:282:36:31

think?

What has been great is off the back

2:36:312:36:36

of it we have seen phenomenal sport

internationally. From the people I

2:36:362:36:41

have spoken to, there is a real

interest from the British public.

2:36:412:36:46

People like to see us successful. If

we look back to the previous

2:36:462:36:53

Olympics and the criticism. A lot of

investment has gone in. We have seen

2:36:532:37:00

success. Now there is criticism

about giving too much to it. What

2:37:002:37:10

does everyone want? What is best for

the country? We have all been part

2:37:102:37:16

of an Olympic Games. There is an

amazing reaction from people who

2:37:162:37:20

watch, whether they love sport

ordered for the sport, for those two

2:37:202:37:28

weeks. -- whether they love sport or

follow sport or not.

2:37:282:37:36

People may feel inspired. When you

try to put a number on is it worth

2:37:362:37:44

the values we see, it is so much

more, dedicated. -- more

2:37:442:37:52

complicated. The money you are

seeing is buying into a whole system

2:37:522:37:57

of sport in the country.

We see it in videos of what people

2:37:572:38:04

are trying at home. But at a deeper

level the understanding you can

2:38:042:38:08

still achieve even if there aren't

mountains outside the window.

2:38:082:38:16

Yes, it is not about racing down a

hill but about that inspiration

2:38:162:38:22

actually, they can do that, how can

I overcome those barriers in my

2:38:222:38:29

life? It is about allowing people to

dream, the opportunity to aspire to

2:38:292:38:38

do something different.

When you are out there, how much

2:38:382:38:44

opportunity do you get to talk to

others who run different funding

2:38:442:38:47

models?

There are a lot of connections

2:38:472:38:52

across the different nations, people

willing to share. Within Britain we

2:38:522:38:58

are seen as having a huge interest.

We have seen fast-growing success.

2:38:582:39:10

There is much interest in us. Since

I started, my first Olympics were in

2:39:102:39:18

Sydney, the British model was

modelled on the Australian system.

2:39:182:39:23

Now they are coming to us and

learning the lessons back. Within

2:39:232:39:33

this country it is how ambitious we

can keep being in a healthy way.

2:39:332:39:39

Going back to inspiring other

people, it has been a good Games for

2:39:392:39:46

female athletes from Great Britain.

Two who didn't win a medal but

2:39:462:39:50

became the most successful British

bobsleigh pet in terms of women

2:39:502:39:55

competing, Nicola was thrilled to

see them, Mica McNeill and Mica

2:39:552:40:00

Moore.

COMMENTATOR: It has been quite

2:40:002:40:05

£50,000 was raised to enable them to

be here. Starting off in eighth

2:40:102:40:13

place.

If they can get anywhere near 5.50

2:40:132:40:18

as a start that would give them a

really good opportunity. Then it is

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about avoiding mistakes.

This is where niche needs to be

2:40:222:40:28

clean through here. Misha has been

perfect this track. She needs to

2:40:282:40:33

dial in especially get this right

and you can keep your top eight.

2:40:332:40:45

She is now starting to pull away.

This is the run she needs to get out

2:40:452:40:49

best results for Britain.

No one has

been eighth in the Olympic Games for

2:40:492:40:58

Britain in the bobsleigh that these

two have claimed that position, what

2:40:582:41:02

a Games for the pair who are only

here because of the generosity of

2:41:022:41:05

the British public. Now they have

secured a little slice of the

2:41:052:41:11

sporting history for

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what will be your biggest memory?

My

gosh, one of the nicest memories is

2:41:162:41:21

to have our families out here

because we are wafer maybe six

2:41:212:41:27

months of the year, we don't see our

that often -- we are away for. Could

2:41:272:41:33

hear them chanting. Usually you are

so serious but I was smiling under

2:41:332:41:40

my helmet.

They made it really relaxed. I have

2:41:402:41:46

never had that much fun racing in my

life. That was so much fun. Have

2:41:462:41:53

never walked away from a race and

wanted to do it again, you are

2:41:532:41:58

normally exhausted.

Every time we

were beaming smiles and wanted to go

2:41:582:42:05

again.

They make me want to smile back at

2:42:052:42:08

them.

Watching them, their

positivity, sharing their emotion.

2:42:082:42:18

Laura and Lizzy on the podium

together, so much about sharing

2:42:182:42:22

those emotions. There is a part of

you as an athlete that never dies

2:42:222:42:29

and you think I want another go.

Your heart wants to be there and

2:42:292:42:40

compete. That athlete in you never

goes away, there is something inside

2:42:402:42:46

wanting to challenge yourself.

Even

when you know how disappointing

2:42:462:42:52

things can be. I suspect Eve

Muirhead is thinking, what might

2:42:522:42:57

have been? She risked everything,

she went for the win with her final

2:42:572:43:06

a shot she would make nine times out

of ten but for whatever reason it

2:43:062:43:10

was just overcooked.

2:43:102:43:16

was just overcooked. Anna Sloan

shouting encouragement. The way that

2:43:162:43:18

it broke just meant Japan took the

one and therefore took the bronze

2:43:182:43:23

medal.

But they stuck together as a team,

2:43:232:43:28

there was no blame, they were in it

together. That attitude, they went

2:43:282:43:33

for the

2:43:332:43:34

lots of times those risks don't pay

off.

You would be the one person who

2:43:372:43:42

could bring Eve and say I know what

it feels like.

2:43:422:43:46

Keep on that road.

Right now, it

just hurts. They said in the

2:43:462:43:56

interview, it takes to sink in. The

initial deployment gets worse, you

2:43:562:44:02

come home, back to normal life --

the initial disappointment gets

2:44:022:44:07

worse.

She has to come straight back

for the World Championship

2:44:072:44:14

qualifiers. She had to win the right

to represent Scotland at the World

2:44:142:44:20

Championships.

In a way, when you are so low, the

2:44:202:44:29

only thing that finally gets you

act, you get amazing support from

2:44:292:44:33

people around you which is

priceless, what gets you going again

2:44:332:44:38

is another focus. The quick

turnaround may be painful but once

2:44:382:44:44

they start performing as a team that

will be an inspiration to move on.

2:44:442:44:49

Curling was a huge hit cleverly

helped by the fact the USA and won

2:44:492:44:53

the gold for the first time. And

South Korea in the women's

2:44:532:45:00

tournament got to the gold medal

match.

2:45:002:45:03

Never mind Lindsey Vonn or Shaun

White, in South Korea, the only name

2:45:122:45:20

on everybody's lips is the Garlic

Girls.

2:45:202:45:27

Those girls are from a small town

which nobody can pronounce so they

2:45:412:45:45

call it the Garlic Girls because

apparently that is wait garlic

2:45:452:45:49

originates from.

Because they are

keys, they have different names.

2:45:492:45:56

They have American breakfast names

so the coaches can tell them a part.

2:45:562:46:01

We are very proud. Of our girls.

South Korea's first curling rink was

2:46:012:46:12

built in 2006 it is a very small

sporty but over 23 million Koreans

2:46:122:46:18

tuned in to watch their team win the

semifinal and they are aiming to

2:46:182:46:23

become a show's first ever curling

champions.

Garlic Girls, team Kim,

2:46:232:46:31

absolutely sensational. They are

taking on Sweden.

She may well jab

2:46:312:46:39

it and that will not be good for

Korea. That is the result I thought

2:46:392:46:44

would come out of that one.

Right

now, it is Sweden that are under

2:46:442:46:49

control and the arena is subdued.

Huge opportunity for the Swedish

2:46:492:46:55

skip. Has she got it? Yes, she has!

Sweden know that was a huge shot.

2:46:552:47:05

That was a begging for Sweden and it

is looking like a long way back for

2:47:052:47:11

the home side.

The Swedish team have

been by far the best in this final.

2:47:112:47:17

She just wants one, which she does.

It is Sweden's gold-medal! And they

2:47:172:47:22

are jumping for joy.

Not to be today

for the Garlic Girls. Instead,

2:47:222:47:28

Sweden are the Olympic champions. To

come from eighth in the world to win

2:47:282:47:33

silver in the Olympics, it is a

massive achievement for the South

2:47:332:47:36

Koreans.

2:47:362:47:37

massive achievement for the South

Koreans.

2:47:372:47:40

And it meant curling was been shown

on all three channels in South Korea

2:47:402:47:43

because they share the rights to the

Winter Olympics. South Korea

2:47:432:47:47

targeted certain sports saying

they'd only won medals on skates.

2:47:472:47:54

For this game is, they were winning

medals in curling, snowboarding,

2:47:542:47:59

skeleton and Bobsleigh so it was a

very different spread. And the other

2:47:592:48:04

big success story, Norway finished

top but Germany... Finally getting

2:48:042:48:09

into the final of an ice hockey game

and they were up against the big red

2:48:092:48:13

Army, the Olympic Athletes from

Russia, and this is what happened.

2:48:132:48:20

This is the men's gold Olympic game

will it be going to Germany or

2:48:202:48:25

Russia? Germany are in a bit of

trouble here! Less than half a

2:48:252:48:33

second to go in first period, the

Olympic Athletes from Russia score

2:48:332:48:37

the first goal! Oh, and they have

scored! How did that go through?

2:48:372:48:44

Maybe now the Germans have a chance!

What a fantastic finish! Is that the

2:48:442:48:50

goal that takes gold back to Russia?

Germany have to respond quickly.

2:48:502:49:00

Germany have to respond quickly.

Oh,

the equaliser! Amazing from Germany!

2:49:002:49:03

Two goals in ten seconds.

Germany

will not go away, they are amazing!

2:49:032:49:11

They've scored! What a goal! Germany

lead 3-2. This is a fairy tale. They

2:49:112:49:20

are just throwing themselves at it,

the Germans. They equalised! Nikita

2:49:202:49:29

Gusev! Still more time for more

drama. We are going to overtime. A

2:49:292:49:34

chance to take gold back to Russia.

And they score! OAR have won it! The

2:49:342:49:44

gold will return to Russia for the

first time since 1992.

2:49:442:49:49

gold will return to Russia for the

first time since 1992.

2:49:492:49:51

It was a sensational final and

likely women's final going to

2:49:512:49:55

overtime. The women's went to

penalties in the end a brave effort

2:49:552:50:00

from Germany, OAR seeing them off,

with just that little bit more

2:50:002:50:05

power. This is the final medal

table. No way out in front for the

2:50:052:50:09

first time since 2002. Both Norway

and Germany matching the record of

2:50:092:50:15

gold-medal set by Canada at the

Vancouver Games but 14 each for

2:50:152:50:20

them, and that total of 39 for

Norway, that is a new record. Canada

2:50:202:50:25

having a good game is followed by

the United States and the

2:50:252:50:29

Netherlands. South Korea, best ever

performance from them. Great Britain

2:50:292:50:35

finishing 19th, one gold and ball

bronze medals making a record total

2:50:352:50:40

of five. Ice hockey, Katherine

Grainger.

2:50:402:50:44

I don't play.

No. But basketball and

ice hockey, the two big team sports

2:50:472:50:55

that have a chance of reaching kids

that don't traditionally take up

2:50:552:50:59

sport. You have a lot of opportunity

to do it in city centres. Why don't

2:50:592:51:03

we have a funded programme for ice

hockey?

It is simple. The way the

2:51:032:51:08

funding works... The funding has to

be invested in way with the

2:51:082:51:14

government strategy. The government

have a sports strategy. At the

2:51:142:51:19

moment it is inspiration through

medal success. Even if you work with

2:51:192:51:23

some of the big team sports, like

ice hockey, it is accepted they are

2:51:232:51:28

incredible sports, and would have

huge influence, we can only look up

2:51:282:51:34

to two Olympics in advance to look

at progression of potential medal

2:51:342:51:38

success and those sports would admit

they won't be able to fulfil that.

2:51:382:51:42

So money is limited, that isn't

within our power to make those

2:51:422:51:46

decisions. What would be ideal

because everyone would love to see

2:51:462:51:51

those sports, especially basketball

because it has a huge positive

2:51:512:51:55

impact, they almost need a separate

strategy of investment because it

2:51:552:51:59

doesn't fit... It doesn't meet the

criteria other sports have to meet

2:51:592:52:05

to be funded.

Work still to be done,

opportunities still to be taken. The

2:52:052:52:12

other good thing about this Winter

Olympics and why so many people have

2:52:122:52:16

watched and enjoyed it, a lot of it

is fun. And when Woodsy was asked to

2:52:162:52:21

nominate his stars of the Games, he

said our commentators because they

2:52:212:52:26

come out with stuff like this!

2:52:262:52:33

Wakey wakey, rise and shine, it is

Olympics time. The man who has made

2:52:332:52:40

a jacket out of his grandmother's

wallpaper...

He couldn't land a

2:52:402:52:46

plane better than that.

Crikey, as

they say in Australia.

He's from

2:52:462:52:54

Canada, mate. He is as loose as a

village golf bag. C919, so Mossley,

2:52:542:53:00

he even sinks in salt water.

2:53:002:53:09

The Ford Mondeo of grabs. This

slopestyle calls is the most

2:53:092:53:16

dangerous place for a five-year-old

child and a kite. Tried to not look

2:53:162:53:22

into his eyes, you'll get lost.

Oh

my goodness!

2:53:222:53:31

my goodness! I very nearly described

him as a camping stove, he's either

2:53:322:53:38

on or off.

2:53:382:53:46

This girl sprinkles pressure on her

breakfast cereal. That souffle isn't

2:53:472:53:52

coming out in good condition.

Punished in the face by a piston

2:53:522:53:59

from an engine.

Given a packet of

crayons and delivered a Mane.

He is

2:53:592:54:10

strapped into space rocket and he

has sent it into outer space!

2:54:102:54:17

Terrific effort and from everybody

out in PyeongChang, they've worked

2:54:172:54:23

so many long hours, well done to

them. Your moment of the Games?

Mica

2:54:232:54:30

and Mica. Just the positivity and

the way they attacked it and said we

2:54:302:54:34

will keep going, regardless. Love an

underdog.

I have two. A British one,

2:54:342:54:42

which is Dom Parsons. It ignited the

whole team, his medal. And the one

2:54:422:54:46

that surprised me, I stance, the

free programme and eyesores Scott

2:54:462:54:53

Moir and Tessa Virtue get the gold

medal. Of all the events, it was the

2:54:532:55:00

only spontaneous standing ovation

the whole arena just lifted up when

2:55:002:55:03

they finished that dance. The power

of sport.

I loved that and I said

2:55:032:55:08

that earlier. I'll stick with my

skeleton girls, Lizzy Yarnold Laura

2:55:082:55:12

Deas to bring home to medals on one

day after Dom Parsons' results.

I

2:55:122:55:19

think it was Elise Christie

committing to go back to the sport

2:55:192:55:21

that has caused her so much

heartache and believing in herself.

2:55:212:55:25

Thank you all for your time. I will

be back at 7pm tonight without very

2:55:252:55:32

last Today At The Games. We have

seen over 300 hours of coverage on

2:55:322:55:38

television supported by radio and

online. To be an Olympian means more

2:55:382:55:42

than just winning medals. It means

more than waving a flag or waving

2:55:422:55:47

team colours. You have to know

you've left nothing behind and these

2:55:472:55:50

athletes gave their bodies as well

as their hearts.

2:55:502:55:54

What is your dream?

2:56:172:56:22

# There must be lights burning

brighter somewhere

2:56:282:56:33

# Got to be birds flying higher in

the sky, all blue

2:56:332:56:41

# If I can dream of a better land,

where all my brothers walked

2:56:412:56:47

hand-in-hand

# Tell me why, oh, why

2:56:472:56:50

# Oh, why can't my dream come true?

Goodness, it was perfect!

2:56:502:57:03

# There must be peace and

understanding some time

2:57:032:57:09

# Strong winds of promise that will

blow away the doubt and fear

2:57:092:57:17

# If I can dream of a warmer sun,

where it keeps shining on everyone

2:57:172:57:25

# Tell me why, oh, why

# Oh why won't the sun appear?

Billy

2:57:252:57:35

Morgan has got a bronze medal! I'm

crying!

2:57:352:57:42

# We are lost in a crowd

# With too much rain

2:57:422:57:49

# We are trapped in a world

# That has got all the pain...

Elise

2:57:492:57:58

Christie tumbles again!

# He can redeem his soul

2:57:582:58:08

# And fly Shaun White is the gold

medallist!

2:58:082:58:17

I am sure that the answer has got to

come somehow

2:58:222:58:30

# Out there in the dark

# There is a flickering candle

2:58:302:58:40

# And while I can be, while I can

talk

2:58:402:58:42

# While I can stand, while I can

walk

2:58:422:58:46

# While I can dream

# I will

2:58:462:58:57

# I will make my dream come true.

# Right now!

#

2:58:572:59:03

Ladies and gentlemen, Izzy Atkin

takes bronze!

Lizzy Yarnold wins

2:59:032:59:11

gold again!

2:59:112:59:18

Clare Balding presents coverage of the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, and looks back at the most memorable moments from the Games.