Team Germany returns from Pyeongchang
Germany’s winter Olympic team arrived home from Pyeongchang on Monday (February 26) bringing a hefty medal haul with them.
The team signed off a hugely successful winter games with 14 gold medals, 10 silver and 7 bronze. Norway took first place in the medal table with 39 medals in total, Germany came in a close second with 31.
While the country went into the 2018 Olympics as firm favourites in many of the disciplines, it was the underdog ice hockey team that made history and won hearts. The German team surprised the hockey world by making it to their first Olympic final, and even with their loss to the Russian team, earning them the silver medal it was their best finish ever in Olympic ice hockey and their first medal since a bronze at the Innsbruck games in 1976.
There were 102 gold medals up for grabs across 15 sports in Pyeongchang, with the likes of big air snowboarding, mixed-doubles curling, mass start speed skating and mixed-team alpine skiing added to the programme.