Parenting

12 Sweet Parenting Moments From The Olympics

From triumphant celebrations to powerful moments of consolation.
02/23/2018 11:53am ET
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France's Marie Martinod celebrates with her daughter after the women's ski halfpipe final.

The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, have created a number of triumphant and devastating moments.

Many Olympians take this emotional journey with their most devoted fans, their parents and their children. In fact, some of the most heartwarming moments at the games have been between the elite athletes and their kids ― or their own parents.

Regardless of whether they earned the coveted top spot on the podium, these Olympians shared some golden moments with their families.

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David Wise, USA, Freestyle Skiing
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David Wise celebrates with his son Malachi, daughter Nayeli and wife Alexandra after taking first place during the freestyle skiing halfpipe men's finals on Feb. 22.
2
Alexander Kopacz, Canada, Bobsled
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Janet Kopacz hugs her son Alexander Kopacz after he and Justin Kripps tie for the gold medal with a German sled in the two-man bobsled on Feb. 19.
3
Hanna Öberg, Sweden, Biathlon
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Hanna Öberg and her mother celebrate after she wins gold in the women's 15km individual biathlon event on Feb. 15.
4
James Wisniewski, USA, Ice Hockey
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James Wisniewski wishes his daughter, Jamie, a happy fifth birthday after defeating Slovakia in a men's ice hockey preliminary round game on Feb. 16.
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Marie Martinod, France, Freestyle Skiing
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Marie Martinod and her daughter celebrate on the podium during the medal ceremony for the women's ski halfpipe final on Feb. 19.
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Dom Parsons, Great Britain, Skeleton
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Dom Parsons poses with his parents after getting a bronze medal in the men's skeleton.
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Felix Loch, Germany, Luge
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Felix Loch is consoled by his father, Norbert Loch, after finishing fifth overall in the luge men's singles on Feb. 11.
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Ted Ligety, USA, Alpine Skiing

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Ted Ligety spends time with his son, Jax, after a disappointing performance in the men’s giant slalom event on Feb. 18.
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Lara Gut, Switzerland, Alpine Skiing
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Alpine skier Lara Gut is comforted by her father, Pauli, after the women's super-G event.
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Lowell Bailey, USA, Biathlon
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Biathlete Lowell Bailey tweets a drawing of the Olympic rings by his 20-month-old daughter Ophelia.
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Kacey Bellamy, USA, Ice Hockey
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Kacey Bellamy shows her mother, Maura, her women's ice hockey gold medal on Feb. 22.
12
Chloe Kim, USA, Snowboarding
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Chloe Kim poses for a photo with her parents and other family members on Feb. 14, just days after winning gold in the snowboarding women's halfpipe.
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