Pyeongchang Special Olympics Signs off on a High Note

The 2013 Pyeongchang Special Olympics World Winter Games wrapped up on Tuesday after a week of inspiring competition that drew almost 200,000 spectators to venues in Pyeongchang and Gangneung from Jan. 29.

The Games featured 1,989 athletes with intellectual disabilities from 106 countries, who pushed themselves to the limit and communicated with the rest of the world through sport. Numerous celebrities also participated to support the athletes, including Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi and former NBA All-Star Yao Ming.

In the closing ceremony, figure skating superstars Kim Yu-na and Michelle Kwan staged a show along with skaters with intellectual disabilities to the tune of Psy's "Gangnam Style." They also performed the singer's famous horse-riding dance.

englishnews@chosun.com / Feb. 06, 2013 10:34 KST