There are those moments amongst moments. The ones which pluck at our heartstrings and move us to tears, or make us stand up and cheer. Those moments that are entirely human, but bigger than all of us. These are the tear-jerking moments of the XXII Winter Games.
Peru in Cross country
For a number of athletes, last place can be a devastating result from the Olympics. But for some, it can feel just like gold. For Peruvian Roberto Carcelen, it was a triumph. With two broken ribs and a cold, he still went out to finish the race as the first Peruvian to ever qualify in cross country. He hopes his performance inspires young athletes from his country to take up skiing.
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Bode Miller wins bronze
Alpine skier Bode Miller is emotional after winning the bronze medal in the super-G, remembering and honoring his late brother, Chelone Miller.
Medalists remember Sarah Burke
Silver medalist Marie Martinod (FRA) points to the sky during the flower ceremony, remembering idol and mentor Sarah Burke, a pioneer in bringing skiing halfpipe to both the X Games and the Olympics. Sarah passed away in 2012 from an injury on the course.