Fans choose Sochi Olympics helmet for U.S. skeleton racer Katie Uhlaender

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Unable to decide upon the helmet she would take into the skeleton competition at the Sochi Olympics, U.S. competitor Katie Uhlaender gave the responsibility to the Twittersphere.

The fans have now spoken, and Uhlaender wore a helmet with a large eagle and a stars-and-stripes motif into training today at Sanki Sliding Center.

There’s definitely no missing that on the track, and considering that she was toward the top of the speed times today, it might be giving her some good luck.

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Katie Uhlaender and her fan-chosen competition helmet for Sochi. Photo: Getty Images

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Uhlaender, the 2012 world champion that is set to compete in her third Olympics, is one of many skeleton racers that have taken to putting great artwork on their helmets.

You can check out a slideshow of the most striking ones over at NBCOlympics.com.

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.

NBCOlympics.com: Sights and Sounds from the 2918 Olympics Closing Ceremony

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: