The Winter Olympics Are Way Too Long


It would represent a solid bounce back, after she missed the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia due to injury.

Fast forward eight years: She now has that gold medal of her own.

Those aren't the only events happening in Pyeongchang on Wednesday. For the first time in Olympic history, the USA can claim a medal in a ski sprint event. The two figure skaters' ideal skates helped the Russians take home silver in the team event.

In the women's single skating short program this morning, South Korea's Choi Da-bin scored 67.77 points, pulling off a personal best to rank 8th.

Bjoergen's bronze was her fourth medal at PyeongChang, after she won gold in the 4x5-kilometre relay, silver in the 15-kilometre skiathlon and bronze in the 10-kilometre freestyle. In the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games, the USA won 121 medals, coming in first as expected.

Vonn, second only to Ingemar Stenmark's record of World Cup wins, becomes the oldest woman to win an Olympic medal in any of the five Alpine skiing disciplines.

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The last time Canada lost an Olympic ice hockey game was the gold medal game against US in the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics . Poulin has been the source of many a nightmare for the United States. "We wanted to thank them for all the support".

Bjoergen's unparalleled success isn't limited to the Olympics, either.

"I'm so thankful to be here, to be on the podium in what is likely to me my last Olympic downhill race", the U.S. great told reporters.

Before they pointed their skis down the mountain, Italy's Sofia Goggia, Vonn's friend and No. 1 rival in the Olympic downhill, was asked who she - Goggia - thought was the favorite.

But don't underestimate Liechtenstein's Tina Weirather.

In the curling both Team Smith and Team Muirhead are on the ice as they face the United States of America and Canada respectively. Bischofberger, 27, is now ranked No. 1 in the world and is a heavy favorite to win the event.

- The U.S. men's hockey team has ended its medal hopes with a 3-2 loss to the Czech Republic in a shootout.

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The rivalry between the USA and Canada has been brewing for two decades to become one of the most intense in global sports. If Canada scores early (they were up 2-1 with seven minutes left), just stay in it and have confidence in your preparation.

Two-time defending champion Canada advanced to the semifinals for the third consecutive time after shutting out Finland 1-0.

Peace has certainly been a long-stated goal of organizers who wanted to host the Olympics in South Korea in part to help unify the fractured Korean peninsula.

Now Poulin, Jenner and company are hunting a fifth straight gold medal for Canada as the Americans seek redemption and their first taste of gold since 1998. If Team Korea makes it to the final, it could be in the gold medal hunt shortly after quarter-past-ten. She won bronze in the event, becoming the oldest alpine skier to win a medal at the Winter Olympics. The U.S. women took bronze in team speed skating after (potentially) conceding a shot at gold out of pure "strategery".

Earlier, Norway's Martin Sundby and Johannes Klaebo won the cross-country skiing men's team sprint free gold. He won silver in the individual sprint event in Pyeongchang, but is looking to win his first Olympic gold.

American skier Lindsey Vonn during a training run ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics.

"I'm really happy, because I really made a solid run".

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I feel like that's putting yourself under an very bad lot of pressure. Playing tournament golf, I'm starting to get into that flow again.

The good thing about this team though, is they don't focus on the fact that they're facing off against curling heavyweights, especially considering they've now defeated all of the best teams in the world.