Poetry In Motion: 2018 Winter Olympic Athletes In Action

The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea (which at present has Norway in the lead in terms of medal standings), has been exciting and inspiring like the Olympic Games that have come before it. But, unlike the others before it, advances in technology and social media have increased the quality and the number of available imagery, respectively, to unprecedented proportions. Because of this there are a glut of fabulous photos from such events as skiing, snowboarding, figure skating, bobsledding, luge, hockey and more. 

2018 Winter Olympic Athletes In Action

Silje Norendal of Norway competes in the Snowboard Ladies’ Slopestyle Final at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Here are just a few breathtaking moments frozen in time. Some captured with slowed shutter speeds, camera panning and others whose timing was just right.

Leide Priedulena of Latvia slides down the track during women skeleton training at Olympic Sliding Centre in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Adam Rippon of the US competes in the Men’s Single Free Skating at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
Romania’s Valentin Cretu’ second practice run in the luge at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games (Photo by Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images)
Kavita Lorenz and Joti Polizoakis of Germany compete in Pairs Figure Skating at the 2018 Winter Olympics
Canada’s Kali Christ of competes during the Ladies 1,500m Long Track Speed Skating at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Figure Skaters Yura Min and Alexander Gamelin of Korea compete.
Noriaki Kasai of Japan competes during Men’s Ski Jumping (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
Belle Brockhoff of Australia competes in Snowboarding at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games
Erika Grahm #24 of Sweden scores a second period goal in Ice Hockey at the 2018 Winter Olympics
Lisa Hoernblad of Sweden makes a run in the Alpine Skiing Training at PyeongChang, South Korea
Chloe Kim of the U.S. competes in the Women’s Half Pipe Competition. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Koreans Kim Yoo-ran and Kim Min-seong compete in the women’s bobsled event. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
Slovakia’s Jaroslav Soukup skies during a men’s official training session at the 2018 Winter Olympics Photo by Andrew Medichini/AP/REX/Shutterstock

Thanks to TIME Magazine and the official 2018 Winter Olympics site for the amazing photos.