Winter Olympics: Norway sets gold medal record
The President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, has solemnly announced the end of the 24th Olympic Games. In the context of this year’s Games, Norway led the team standings with 37 medals and set a Winter Olympics record for the number of gold medals won in a single competition.
The closing ceremony took place at the National Stadium in Beijing. 109 sets of medals were played in the games. The program includes seven sports that combine 15 disciplines according to the classification of the International Olympic Committee.
The “farewell” ceremony of the Olympics was attended by the Chairman of the Communist Party of China Xi Jinping and the President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach.
The mayor of Beijing presented the flag of the Olympic Movement to the mayor of Milan, which will host the 2026 Olympic Games.
The Norwegian team won 16 gold, 8 silver and 13 bronze medals (37 medals in total) in both the Olympic team and team events. The second place was taken by the German team (27 medals in total) while the third place was taken by the team of the People's Republic of China (15 medals).
Komiljon Tukhtaev from Uzbekistan took part in the alpine skiing competition with 42 points. However, due to a technical error, his result was not taken into account by the judges. Hence, he ended his participation in the Olympics.