VIDEO: Everything you ever wanted to know about Sochi*

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If you have fifteen minutes to learn everything you would ever want to know (*but were afraid to ask) about the 2014 Olympics venues in Sochi, check out the very detailed CG video below. It explains everything from the construction of the Olympic Park and what each venue will be used for, to where the alpine skiing events will be in the mountains of Russia, to the uniqueness of the luge/bobsled/skeleton track, to how you’ll get between all of the spread-out events. Whether you’re a prospective spectator, or just an Olympics freak, this video is sure to get you amped for next year’s Games. Enjoy.

It’s over: a low-key Games on a far more human scale

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The 2018 Winter Olympics shivered Sunday to a close, surely defined by cold and wind but destined — just as in Seoul 30 years before — to mark a key chapter in history on the Korean peninsula.

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These Games are likely to be recalled as an inflection point in Olympic history, too. After logistical dramas and more at Rio 2016 and Sochi 2014, the Olympic scene needed a Games at which the venues were built, the buses ran on time, security was subtle, the volunteers were super-friendly — organizationally, everything more or less just worked — and the spotlight shone on the athletes and their stories of inspiration.

That’s what PyeongChang delivered.

A low-key Games on a far more human scale.

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More of best GIFs from PyeongChang Olympics

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The 2018 Winter Games are over, but that doesn’t mean we’ll forget all the amazing heights reached by American athletes. Take a look back at a few of them here with an added twist, powered by Giphy: