Winter Olympics

Colin Reis, Staff Writer

The Winter Olympics has ended recently with many notable results arising from it. Here are some of the topmost interesting and popular pieces of news from the Olympics. 

Shaun White is retiring — a very popular name in the world of snowboarding. Placed 4th in these Olympic games. Overall, Sean White has received 3 Olympic Gold medals and has the record for the most gold medals by a snowboarder. Congratulations Shaun White on a fantastic career.

Women’s figure skating: most importantly, Kamila Valieva from the Russian Olympic Committee, who tested positive for trimetazidine, which is a banned heart medication that can help with endurance. She was, however, still able to participate in the games. This decision was disputed by many. Though she was allowed to participate in the games, she placed in a surprising 4th place, not receiving a medal. If she did win a medal, they would not have had a medal ceremony. 

At the time of this article being written, Russia is invading Ukraine. During this time, the Paralympics is happening. The Olympic Committee has stated that Russian and Belarusian athletes would not be allowed to participate in the Paralympics.

The next Olympics, which will be the Summer Olympics, is to be held in Paris in 2024. In 2026, the Winter Olympics will be held in Milan, Italy. The following Summer Olympics in 2028 will be held in Los Angeles, California. 

The official medal count is as follows for the top 10 countries, courtesy of
















Russian Olympic Committee 6 12 14 32
Germany 12 10 5 27
Canada 4 8 14 26
USA 8 10 7 25
Sweden  8 5 5 18
Austria 7 7 4 18
Japan 3 6 9 18
Netherlands 8 5 4 17
Italy 2 7 8 17