Pita Taufatofua signs off Winter Olympics with shirtless appearance

Pita Taufatofua has done it again, wowing the Winter Olympics crowd by appearing shirtless in his traditional Tongan garb, to help sign off the Games' closing ceremony.

The cross-country skier from Tonga who competed in his first Winter Games with a 114th finish out of 119 competitors in the men's 15km cross-country event, showed his star power as the event came to an end.

Taufatofua has been in the spotlight since walking in the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics all oiled up and muscles bulging. He repeated that for the Pyeongchang opening ceremony on February 9.

He then took to teasing the crowd as the exciting Winter Games drew to an end.

When he was carrying the Tongan flag at the closing ceremony he was dressed in full uniform carrying flowers, saying: "I've got to stay warm, get the flowers out, let people see the colour of Polynesia.

"What's different here is that we're no longer individual countries. We're coming out together. That's why I'm dressed the way I am. We're all together, all the same."

But when IOC president Thomas Bach brought out several athletes later in the event, including Taufatofua, the big Tongan didn't disappoint, choosing that moment to reveal his torso again, even under the night chill of South Korea.

Only a pair of gloves were there to help keep him warm along with his traditional Tongan skirt.