If there was a downside to these Olympics, other than the Norovirus that swept through the staffers, it is the troubling trend of dwindling attendance. Other than families of athletes, tourists were scared off by political tensions in Sochi and Zika (and a whole bunch of other stuff) in Rio — and locals couldn’t afford tickets.
But everything else about the past three weeks was outstanding: venues, organization, technology, transportation, staffing, security. Koreans should grab a gold medal and place it around their own neck.
Here's a look at other winners and losers.
—Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune
Above: Performers at Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium during the Closing Ceremony of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Sunday, February 25, 2018, in South Korea. (Carlos Gonzalez/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)