April 13, 2024

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Beijing Winter Olympics End With Parade of National Flags and Burst of Fireworks

BEIJING—With a parade of countrywide flags and a closing burst of fireworks in the stadium acknowledged as the Bird’s Nest, China on Sunday formally concluded a Beijing Winter season Olympics that sought to unify the entire world but finished up highlighting its divisions.

Athletes competed for medals whilst the risk of war loomed in some of their homelands. The breakout star was not a Usain Bolt-like determine whose athletic feats transcended borders, but rather a U.S.-born Chinese skier, Eileen Gu, whose virtuosity on the slopes was accompanied by queries about allegiance and privilege.