Emotional Olympic celebrations

Olympians spend their lives working towards this. That incredible moment when the crowd roars and all of the hard work pays off. These athletes not only get to celebrate their personal achievement but they get to bring glory to their nation. These are the moments that they will remember for the rest of their lives. Yahoo Sports Memorable Moments presented by Carnival Cruises

Noelle Pikus-Pace

Noelle Pikus-Pace of USA is emotional after winning silver in the Women's Skeleton Final on Day 7 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on February 14, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Winner Cologna of Switzerland reacts during the flower ceremony for the men's skiathlon event at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Rosa Khutor

Winner Dario Cologna of Switzerland reacts during the flower ceremony for the men's skiathlon event at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Rosa Khutor February 9, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT SKIING)

Winner Kaitlyn Farrington of U.S. celebrates with U.S. flag after women's snowboard halfpipe finals at 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor

Winner Kaitlyn Farrington of the U.S. celebrates with the U.S. flag after the women's snowboard halfpipe finals at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SNOWBOARDING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

The South Korean team celebrate their win in the women's 3000m short track speedskating relay final at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip )

Bjoergen wins women's 15K skiathlon at Sochi Games

Norway's gold medal winner Marit Bjoergen, left, hugs bronze medal winner Heidi Weng during the flower ceremony of the women's cross-country 15k skiathlon at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Photos of the day from 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics - February 12, 2014

Austria's Andreas (L) and Wolfgang Linger react after finished second in the men's luge doubles competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in the Sanki Sliding Center, Sochi, February 12, 2014. (REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch)

Norway's Joergen Graabak celebrates winning the gold during the flower ceremony of the Nordic combined individual Gundersen large hill competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Women's moguls gold medalists Canada's Justine Dufour-Lapointe wipes a tear away following the playing of Canada's national anthem during the medal ceremony at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Sochi, Russia

Women's moguls gold medalists Canada's Justine Dufour-Lapointe wipes a tear away following the playing of Canada's national anthem during the medal ceremony at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Austria's Mayer reacts behind second-placed Italy's Innerhofer and third-placed Norway's Jansrud after the men's alpine skiing downhill race during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center

REFILE - CORRECTING TYPO Winner Austria's Matthias Mayer (C) reacts behind second-placed Italy's Christof Innerhofer (L) and third-placed Norway's Kjetil Jansrud after the men's alpine skiing downhill race during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center February 9, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT SKIING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Dominique Gisin of Switzerland, who shared the gold medal in the women's downhill with Tina Maze of Slovenia, celebrates during the medals ceremony at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Arianna Fontana of Italy reacts after competing in a women's 500m short track speedskating final at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Medal Ceremony - Winter Olympics Day 5

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 12: Gold medalist Sang Hwa Lee of South Korea celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Women's 500m on day five of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Medals Plaza on February 12, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Alpine Skiing - Winter Olympics Day 5

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 12: Tina Maze of Slovenia reacts after a run during the Alpine Skiing Women's Downhill on day 5 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on February 12, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Freestyle Skiing - Winter Olympics Day 6

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 13: Gus Kenworthy of the United States celebrates in the Freestyle Skiing Men's Ski Slopestyle Finals during day six of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Gold medalist Anastasiya Kuzmina during the medal ceremony for the women's biathlon 7.5km sprint event at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

Gold medalist Anastasiya Kuzmina of Slovakia smiles during the medal ceremony for the women's biathlon 7.5km sprint event at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics February 10, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT BIATHLON)

Medal Ceremony - Winter Olympics Day 5

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 12: Silver medalist Daniela Iraschko-Stolz of Austria celebrates during the medal for the Ladies' Normal Hill Individual on day five of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Medals Plaza on February 12, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Russia's Maxim Trankov celebrates during the Figure Skating Pairs Free Skating Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

Russia's Maxim Trankov celebrates at the end of his program with Tatiana Volosozhar during the Figure Skating Pairs Free Skating Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 12, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT FIGURE SKATING)

Winner Falla of Norway celebrates with her team mates, second placed Oestberg and Jacobsen after competing in the women's cross-country sprint free final at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor

Winner Maiken Caspersen Falla (L) of Norway celebrates with her team mates, second placed Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg (C) and Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen after competing in the women's cross-country sprint free final at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SKIING)

Medal Ceremony - Winter Olympics Day 5

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 12: Bronze medalist Erin Hamlin of the United States celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Women's Luge Singles on day five of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Medals Plaza on February 12, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 5

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 12: (L-R) Silver medalist Torah Bright of Australia, gold medalist Kaitlyn Farrington of the United States and bronze medalist Kelly Clark of the United States celebrate during the flower ceremony for the Snowboard Women's Halfpipe Finals on day five of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 12, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Silver medalist Austria's Iraschko-Stolz celebrates during the medal ceremony for the women's ski jumping individual normal hill event at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi

Silver medalist Austria's Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (L) celebrates next to gold medalist Germany's Carina Vogt (C) and bronze medalist France's Coline Mattel during the medal ceremony for the women's ski jumping individual normal hill event at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi February 12, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT SKIING OLYMPICS)

Norway's Johaug reacts after the women's 10 km cross-country classic event at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor

Norway's Therese Johaug reacts after the women's 10 km cross-country classic event at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 13, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT SKIING OLYMPICS)

Poland's Kowalczyk reacts after women's cross-country 10km classic event at 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk reacts after the women's cross-country 10km classic event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 13, 2014. Kowalczyk finished first ahead of Sweden's Charlotte Kalla and Norway's Therese Johaug. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SKIING HEADSHOT)

Cross-Country Skiing - Winter Olympics Day 6

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 13: Gold medalist Justyna Kowalczyk of Poland celebrates during the flower ceremony for the Women's 10 km Classic during day six of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center on February 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Stefan Groothuis of the Netherlands celebrates after winning gold in the men's 1,000-meter speedskating race at the Adler Arena Skating Center at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Germany's Geisenberger, Loch, Arlt and Wendt pose with German luge legend Schorsch after winning the luge team relay competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

Germany's Natalie Geisenberger, Felix Loch, Tobias Arlt and Tobias Wendt (bottom L-R) pose with German luge legend Hackl Schorsch (top) after winning the luge team relay competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 13, 2014. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT LUGE)

Bronze medalist France's Mattel celebrates during the medal ceremony for the women's ski jumping individual normal hill event at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi

Bronze medalist France's Coline Mattel celebrates during the medal ceremony for the women's ski jumping individual normal hill event at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi February 12, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT SKIING OLYMPICS)

Short Track Speed Skating - Winter Olympics Day 6

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 13: Jianrou Li of China reacts as she wins the gold medal in the Short Track Speed Skating Ladies' 500 m Final on day 6 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)