In the meantime, here’s the latest from PyeongChang:
Both Germany and South Korea, however, still walked away with historic silver medals. In addition to curling and hockey, the two countries collected hardware in the four-man bobsled, which saw one German sled win, and another tie South Korea for silver (both teams got the medal).
The cross-country medals were awarded at the closing ceremonies, which were this morning. Afterward, PyeongChang passed the Olympic torch to Beijing, which will host the next Olympic Winter Games in 2022.
See the “What To Watch” section for more on the closing ceremonies, which NBC will broadcast tonight in prime time (8 p.m.). Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir and Terry Gannon will be the commentators. Cross-country skier Jessie Diggins will carry the American flag.
Finally, be sure to watch as the world’s best will take the stage again next week, at the paralympics. A record number of events will be available, both on TV and streaming online. See NBCOlympics.com for details.
The final medal standings seem pretty straight forward: Norway came out on top with a total of 39 medals (14 gold). Germany followed with a total of 31 and Canada was in third place with 29. The United States came in fourth with only 23 medals, its lowest in 20 years.
But The Post’s Neil Greenberg takes us beyond the medal count, with a deeper dive into the standings. Considering factors such as delegation size and non-podium finishes, each country is given a score from 1 to 100. Norway’s dominance still sends them to the top. But the Netherlands is second, and the U.S. plummets to 11th. Other highlights include Olympic Athletes from Russia coming in eighth and Republic of Korea coming in 14th. See the full power rankings here.
Cross-country skiers finished off the Games with the women’s 30-kilometer mass start. Fittingly, the most decorated Winter Olympian in history — Norway’s Marit Bjoergen — won another gold. It was her fifth medal in PyeongChang. Finland skied to silver, and Sweden to bronze. Jessie Diggins finished seventh, before heading to the closing ceremonies to carry the American flag.
Below is the final medal count (barring any disciplinary action) from the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang.
As usual, the closing ceremonies were a much lighter affair than the opening ceremonies. The athletes were done competing, and everyone let loose a little bit. Cross-country skier Jessie Diggins carried the American flag.
At 8 p.m. Eastern tonight, NBC will air a fully produced, although delayed, broadcast of the closing ceremonies. Unlike the live stream this morning, this evening’s showing will include commentary from Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir and Terry Gannon.
NBC will also provide a record amount of coverage of the paralympics (though still just a fraction compared to the Olympics). Those Games begin a week from Wednesday (March 8).
Below is a TV roundup for the rest of the day, taken from our comprehensive TV guide. Nothing else will be live, as the Olympics are over. There are, however, highlights listed for each day. Times are Eastern.
3-6 p.m. Women’s cross-country, 30-km gold
8-10:30 p.m. Closing Ceremonies
2-4 a.m. Women’s cross-country, 30-km gold
6-10 a.m. Men’s hockey, gold