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PYEONGCHANG 2018 DAY BY DAY
A RECORD TOTAL OF 102 GOLD MEDALS WILL BE AWARDED IN 15 DISCIPLINES ON SNOW AND ICE AT PYEONGCHANG 2018. HERE IS OUR DAY-BY-DAY PREVIEW OF WHAT YOU CAN LOOK FORWARD TO.
SUNDAY 25 FEBRUARY
The Closing Ceremony of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games gets underway at 20:00 local time. But before the flame is extinguished, the medals will be awarded for four-man bobsleigh, women’s curling and men’s ice hockey. Meanwhile, the 102nd and final event of PyeongChang 2018, the women’s cross-country 30km mass start, is scheduled to finish at around 17:20.
What do the medals look like?
Created by designer Lee Suk-woo, the medals for these Games feature dynamic diagonal lines and three-dimensional consonants from the Korean alphabet that stretch across the face, according to the official website.
They've been crafted with a texture to resemble tree trunks, symbolizing "the work that has gone into developing Korean culture and the Games themselves," the website said.
Between the bronze, silver and gold medals. the gold weighs the most -- at 586 grams. Overall, 259 sets of medals have been cast for these Games.
Former Olympic figure skater Yuna Kim introduces Winter Olympics mascot Soohorang the white tiger.
What is the mascot?
The 2018 mascot is a white tiger named Soohorang. The tiger is "closely associated with Korean mythology and culture" and is a "familiar figure in Korean folk tales as a symbol of trust, strength and protection," according to the Games website.