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Top 12 inspiring Olympic moments

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Nordic combined athlete Bill Demong showed he had a heart of gold when, after a disappointing jump in the individual normal hill event put him out of medal contention, he still was ecstatic for teammate Johnny Spillane’s silver medal – America’s first in 86 years of Olympic competition.

Then in one of the most spectacular moments of the Games, he surged to victory in the individual large hill event – pulling away from Austrian Bernhard Gruber like a Porsche passing a Plymouth. Tonight, he carries the flag for Team USA in the closing ceremonies.

PHOTO: Elaine Thompson/AP

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