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Source: Washington Post

Triple axels don’t frighten Mirai Nagasu: ‘If I fall, I’ll take the fall.’

Today 06:05 GMT

Since making history as the first American woman to land a triple axel in Olympic competition Feb. 11, Mirai Nagasu has fielded request for dates, gotten social media shout-outs from stars of her favorite TV shows, “Modern Family” and “The Big Bang Theory,” posed for pictures with singer Rachel Platten, whose hit, “Fight Song,” is her internal walk-up music before competitions, and all but campaigned for a stint on “Dancing with the Stars.”

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Source: Washington Post

‘I just didn’t attack the way I should have’: Ted Ligety falls short in giant slalom

Today 03:19 GMT

Jerry Brewer:  Yuzuru Hanyu’s healing performance puts him in Olympic figure skating’s pantheon. Olympic freestyler Gus Kenworthy’s run of bad luck continues with a fall in practice. Could fast skier Ester Ledecka and fast swimmer Katie Ledecky be distant cousins?

Now 33 with a repaired back, a reconstructed knee and three Olympics in the rearview mirror, Ligety stood at the top of an Olympic giant slalom course for one of the final times Sunday morning, and he turned in a run not at all as aggressive or inspired as the 21-year-old Ligety once had.

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Source: Common Domain

U.S. Falling Flat in Race for Olympic Medals

Sunday 14:30 GMT

Host nation Russia, which was later implicated in a state-sponsored doping program at those Games, led with 15.. “We’re proud of Team USA’s accomplishments thus far and excited to see what happens in the second week as we continue to give athletes everything they need to be successful,” U.S. Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Jones said.

“It seems like there is blowing an Olympic wind of happiness and gratitude over Norway,” said Halvor Lea, spokesman for Olympiatoppen, a sub-organization of the Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports. Norway’s goal entering the Games was 30 medals but, Lea cautioned, “we never evaluate or conclude until the fat lady starts to sing, and that will be on next Sunday.”

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Source: Washington Post

Wintry mix likely Saturday night with best chance of snowfall north of D.C.

Friday 11:48 GMT

Saturday night is shaping up to be a sloppy mess of rain, ice or snow, or a combination of the three across the D.C. area.

As is often the case, locations north and west of the Beltway have the best chance of some snow and/or ice accumulation, and resulting slick road and sidewalk conditions. From the District and to the south and east, while some frozen precipitation and slippery roads cannot be ruled out, temperatures may be just high enough that the precipitation is more a rainy nuisance than a snowy and icy hazard.

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Source: CBS News

Heroism, terror heard in 911 calls about climber's death on Oregon mountain

Saturday 17:16 GMT

More than 130 people have died on the 11,240-foot mountain, including seven school children and two teachers who froze to death in 1986 and several climbers whose bodies haven't been found.

The first thing that Braton Jurasevich noticed as he clambered down Mount Hood toward his fallen fellow mountain climber was the blood -- a lot of it. The critically injured climber, later identified as Miha Sumi, was sprawled with his feet above his head on an icy slope about 10,300 feet up the mountain.

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Source: Global News

Canada falls to Czech Republic 3-2 in Winter Olympics shootout

Sunday 06:05 GMT

Goalie Pavel Francouz was the shootout star as the Czech Republic beat Canada 3-2 on Saturday at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Goaltender Justin Peters, defenceman Karl Stollery and forward Quinton Howden did not dress for Canada with defenceman Stefan Elliott and forward Brandon Kozun drawing in.

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Source: Washington Post

‘I came across blood:’ Dramatic 911 calls recount Mount Hood death

Saturday 10:50 GMT

The late-morning sun was beaming down on the snow-covered summit of Oregon’s Mount Hood Tuesday and the ice was slick and feathery at 10,300 feet when Braton Jurasevich spotted the trail of blood.

“Don’t underestimate Mount Hood,” another rescue volunteer, Erik Broms, told KGW. “People do, and bad things happen.”


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