The flame goes out in the Chinese capital, after more than two weeks of ordeal. The closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics begins at 1 p.m. (Paris time) at the National Stadium in Beijing, after a fortnight under the regime of a very strict health bubble. The event, as all of these Games will be broadcast on France Télévisions, on France 2, franceinfo.fr and france.tv. This live is now over.
A highlight for the athletes. At the National Stadium in Beijing, thehe parade of flags will be followed by that of the athletes, after the entry of the officials and the national anthem of the host country. A highlight for athletes, some of whom had no could not be present at the opening ceremony due to the excessive distance between Beijing and certain competition venues.
Fourteen French medals. France won 14 medals at the Beijing Winter Olympics: five gold, seven silver and two bronze. First tricolor coronation in Beijing, lBiathlete Quentin Fillon Maillet returns from China with five medals, including two gold, collected in six races. “The first one I surprised was myself”the athlete told franceinfo on Sunday. Four years after the disappointment of Pyeongchang and a silver medal, the Papadakis-Cizeron couple finally won Olympic gold in ice dancing.
Six world records during the fortnight. In figure skating, the French Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron offered two world records in Beijing: 90.83 pts on the short program and 226.98 in the total score. Swedish speed skater Nils van der Poel broke his own world record by more than two seconds, with 12’30″74 over 10,000m.
Norway leads the medal standings. For the ninth time in its history (and the third in a row), Norway topped the medal standings, with 16 gold, 8 silver and 13 bronze. That is 37 medals, against 27 for Germany.