There were 29 medals for Canada in South Korea and with every one of them, a great story to be told.
Stories of perseverance, sacrifice, recovery and above all else, excellence.
Every Olympic cycle we are given the chance to not only pay tribute and cheer for the big names like Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir or Mark McMorris. But we’re also introduced to great stories and new heroes like Dutch turned Canadian speed skater Ted-Jan Bloeman.
Brady Leman and Alex Gough finally got on the podium after injury and heartbreak in previous Olympic appearances.
Sebastien Toutant was rarely mentioned as medal hopeful with teammates Max Parrot and Mark McMorris the bigger names, but the oldest member of the snowboard team was at the top of the podium in big air.
Laurie Blouin with a black eye and scars, fought back from a nasty fall in training days before her event to finish with a silver medal.
And of course, the closing ceremony flag bearer Kim Boutin who was the winner of three medals. Two of those came after police investigated death threats toward her following her first bronze of the games.
And that’s just a small piece of how well our athletes represented us, as they most always do.