Best of Winter Olympics

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Nathan Chen enjoys the crowd and the 2022 Winter Olympics. Photo courtesy of USA Today.

Scout Alford, Staff Reporter

Athletes from Team USA walked in the Olympic ceremony Feb. 4, marking their start in the Beijing Winter Olympics.
In 2018, at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, the U.S. finished fourth on the medal table with a total of 23 medals (nine gold, eight silver and six bronze).
This year Team USA was expected to have a similar outcome. And the Americans once again placed fourth, with a total of 25 medals (eight gold, 10 silver and seven bronze). Highlights included Nathan Chen, a decorated figure skater, winning his first Olympic gold medal. Erin Jackson of Florida became the first Black gold medalist in individual speed skating. And snowboarder Chloe Kim added another gold medal to her collection.
Overall, Norway achieved the most medals this year with a total of 37 (16 gold, eight silver and 13 bronze)