From Mexico to Kabul, the Olympics has been gathering the attentions of a world now increasingly following the Games on Twitter and streaming on internet devices than by television.
Francis Akpata, a Nigerian-British dual national, is watching Nigeria's women's bobsled team in London – “an incredible story”, he enthuses.
In Moscow, Diana Petrenko, who is originally from Kazakhstan, spends each evening catching up on the day's figure skating. She cried when Ukrainian Aliona Savchenko won a gold, 16 years after her first Olympic appearance.
Meanwhile Bertha Plaza, in Mexico's Guanajuato, has discovered an enthusiasm for “all winter sports that do not involve a ball”.
And in the Hague, “the first question when two people meet is ‘did you see the ice skating?’”, says German opera singer Christina Schönbach. “You can't really escape it here,” she adds.
It is the Olympics, still with its power to galvanise a globe.
From 92 nations, 2,922 athletes have come together in Pyeongchang to contest 102 events.
A streaming Olympics
And this competition - more than any Games before it - is the streamed Olympics.
Viewing numbers on actual television sets are down 15 per cent from the previous Sochi Olympics in 2014.
Instead of televisions, people around the world watch on computers and mobiles, as they work or go about their day.
Diana Petrenko has been watching the Olympics “at home, on my laptop”. She adds: “I once watched live but it starts at 4 am." The start time in South Korea means a very early morning for fans in Moscow.
In Kabul, cellist Robin Ryczek follows the Winter Games on social media. “I don't have a television in Kabul,” she says, but has followed “more people posting, talking, and commenting on curling”. She adds: “Perhaps that's because my mum plays it.”