The cauldron at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the iconic site of the 1932 and 1984 Olympics, was relit at 12:01 a.m. Friday in remembrance of the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy‘s death.
It will stay lit for 24 hours, according to Los Angeles reports.
The 1960 Democratic National Convention was held in Los Angeles. Kennedy gave his nomination acceptance speech at the Coliseum, an address that became known as “The New Frontier” speech.
“Earlier in the week, I got a call from Congresswoman Janice Hahn from our nation’s capital suggesting that the torch be lit,” Councilman Tom LaBonge said in a statement, according to Los Angeles reports. “I quickly called USC President C. L. Max Nikias. I am now joined with Councilmember Curren Price and the entire City Council in thanking USC for this tribute. “
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After two and a half weeks of brilliant sport, the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics will officially close.
NBCOlympics.com: How to watch the Closing Ceremony
The Winter Olympics have born witness to some truly remarkable events, from Ester Ledecka winning two gold medals in two different sports to Team USA’s improbable curling run.
Jessie Diggins, who won the U.S.’s first cross-country Olympic gold with teammate Kikkan Randall, will be the flag bearer for the United States.
Join Terry Gannon, Tara Lipinski, and Johnny Weir as they host the Closing Ceremony on TV and online at primetime.
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History was made in PyeongChang in all sorts of ways, but the U.S. figure skaters put their name in the books at these Winter Games.
Here’s a look at all the ways figure skaters from Team USA pushed the sport forward in 2018.
Nathan Chen is the first skater to hit five clean quads in a free skate at the Olympics
Nathan Chen was disappointed in his short program, where he took a few unexpected tumbles. With medal contention seeming out of the picture, Chen was able to freely skate without pressure.
Despite missing his first quad attempt, Chen nailed the subsequent five to move all the way up to fifth place.
Mirai Nagasu is the first U.S. woman to do a triple Axel at the Olympics
It was this moment that really put the Americans in medal contention for the team event. A move rarely done by any competitors at all, Nagasu laid it all on the line and perfectly executed her triple Axel.
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