After practically three weeks of athletes from all over the world competing in one of many greatest worldwide sporting occasions, the Winter Olympics in Beijing are nearing the tip.
The ultimate occasions will probably be held on Sunday morning and afternoon in Beijing (late Saturday and early Sunday morning in america), and the closing ceremony is scheduled for 8 p.m. (7 a.m. Japanese time on Sunday; 4 a.m. Pacific time).
The Winter Video games stand out as a carnival of danger: a stage for a number of the most excessive sports activities on a number of the most unforgiving surfaces. The daring feats of athleticism in Beijing have been showcased with greater tips, quicker speeds, better amplitude and fiercer competitors, a lot of it outlined by a brand new technology of athletes.
However these Video games weren’t with out their upsets or controversy, together with a doping dispute that overshadowed girls’s determine skating, one of the vital fashionable sports activities.
There are nonetheless medals to be handed out in varied occasions, together with males’s hockey, girls’s and males’s curling, girls’s and males’s bobsled, pairs skating and girls’s and males’s freeski halfpipe, amongst others.
The Video games additionally proceed: The Winter Paralympics will open on March 4 and finish on March 13 in Beijing.