Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018: ‘the Games of new horizons’? | Sean Ingle

Russian scandal couldn’t overshadow spectacular sport and thawing relations between North and South Korea

Moments before the XXIII Winter Games ended amid a furious barrage of K-pop and firecrackers, the president of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, insisted: “Ee have seen here how sport can make the world a better place … these are the Games of new horizons.”

Watching athletes from North and South Korea strolling happily together, for once separated by centimetres rather than 73 years’ antipathy, it was entirely possible to be swept along by waves of sentiment and hope.

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