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The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics are in their last day. Patriotism, sexy ice skating routines, a North and South Korea partnership, plenty of nasty falls and brave athletes travelling headfirst down an icy slippery dip all comes to its conclusion this evening with a huge closing ceremony from South Korea tonight.

Want to see the South Korean spectacle live? We've got the livestream link here!

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Australia performed admirably in PyeongChang for a country not exactly renowned for its prowess in winter sports - we live on a bloody dry continent, don't we mate? - there were no Stephen Bradbury-esque moments, a few heartbreaks and a lot of emotion though. Today's the last day of the Winter Olympics and there's gold galore on the line.

If you want to watch the 2018 Winter Olympics live, online and free, then we've got you covered.

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Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won gold for Canada in the Winter Olympic Ice Dancing program this week and, because we are human beings who love gossip and in sport, much of the attention moved away from their performance and to their relationship.

That inspired one journalist to find out if bumping uglies had any effect on the scores that ice dancing pairs receive and, drawing a long bow, it might - but it seems unlikely.

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I can't lie here - most of the time, I watch the figure skating to see the spectacular tumbles and live the awkwardness of defeat. It's the best schadenfreude. But this year, I am all about Mirai Nagasu, just the third woman to land a triple axel in Olympic competition.

Check out this amazing feat of human strength, athleticism and skill.

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If speeding down a long lane of ice seems like your thing, or hugging tight corners while trying to get ahead of whoever is leading the pack, maybe you should consider lacing up a pair of speed skates. You don't have to have Olympic-size thighs to try it out, although that would certainly help. I stopped by a practice to get the lowdown.

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The opening ceremony for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics was hit by a significant cyberattack that saw ticket holders unable to print tickets out from the Games' website and internet access shut down during the opening. While the organising committee says they have taken all steps to remedy the attack, they refuse to tell anyone about the source or any further details on what happened.

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The 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, was the first to feature snowboarding as an Olympic sport, hoping to make the Winter Games a little more a palatable for a younger generation. The first ever snowboarding Gold was awarded to Ross Rebagliati, a Canadian who took out top place in the Giant Slalom. Three days later, a blood test suggested that Rebagliati had marijuana in his system - and he was forced to hand back his gold.

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In sub-zero temperatures, Ryan Pierse has to get on hands and knees for the perfect shot. As a photographer for Getty Images, he's tasked with capturing the once-in-a-lifetime moments that occur throughout this year's PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Aussie Gold medals? He'll be all over it.

With that huge responsibility, he isn't cutting any corners - he's brought with him more camera bodies, lenses and hand warmers than should be physically possible - and he's given us a look at exactly what kind of tech he's carrying around.