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Source: Washington Post

U.S. women’s hockey team thumps Finland, moves into gold medal game

Today 11:46 GMT

Long before any hockey teams touched down at Seoul’s Incheon International Airport or the puck dropped on a single game in PyeongChang, there was always a sense of inevitability surrounding the Olympic women’s hockey tournament.

It has won a medal at every Winter Games since women’s hockey was added in 1998: a gold, three silvers and a bronze.

2 Articles
Source: Global News

Here’s what Canada did while you were sleeping on Day 9 of the 2018 Winter Olympics

Today 08:59 GMT

Day 9 of the 2018 Winter Olympics got off to an exciting start for Canada early Sunday, with a fresh medal added to the tally in men’s slopestyle.

Alex Beaulieu-Marchand of Quebec City got things off to a great start on Sunday, capturing Canada’s sixthteenth medal of Olympics. Here’s what you missed in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang while you were sleeping.

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Source: New York Times

Ski Ace Ted Ligety Bows Out of Olympics. Will It Be for Good?

Today 06:05 GMT

Ligety had been the leading World Cup giant slalom racer for several years when F.I.S., as the ski racing’s international governing body is known by its French initials, decided to lengthen the minimum ski length racers were permitted to use in the giant slalom.

In the second stage, which was two runs of slalom, Ligety tugged on his hot pink gloves and placed his hot pink goggles over his eyes before shocking the ski racing community with a comeback that won the gold medal.

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Source: Reuters

American Ligety says finished in Pyeongchang

Today 06:05 GMT

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety has said he is unlikely to compete in any of the remaining races in Pyeongchang following a disappointing showing in Sunday’s giant slalom.

Ligety put in a strong showing in last week’s Alpine combined, where he finished fifth in the event he won in Turin in 2006, but was unable to carry that momentum into Sunday’s race. “I’ll probably just head back to Europe now and get ready for the rest of the World Cups.”

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Source: Common Domain

Cameranesi scores two as U.S. advances to gold medal game

Today 08:59 GMT

It’s been four long years, but Team USA is finally returning to the Gold Medal game after defeating Finland 5-0 in the semifinals.

The Americans were prepared for this matchup as Dani Cameranesi scored twice and Maddie Rooney pitched a shutout instead of looking ahead at the opportunity to avenge the gut-wrenching loss in 2014. “Our process and our message has been clear all along,” captain Meghan Duggan told NBC’s Pierre McGuire after the game.

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Source: BBC

Winter Olympics: USA beat Finland to reach gold medal match

Today 11:46 GMT

Canada beat the USA in the preliminary stages and, should they reach the final, it will be the fifth time in six Olympics that the North American neighbours have contested the gold medal match.

The United States women's ice hockey team enjoyed a 5-0 win over Finland in the semi-finals to remain on target for their first gold medal in 20 years. Dani Camarensi scored twice, with Gigi Marvin, Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Hilary Knight also finding the net.

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Source: BBC

Winter Olympics: Austria's Marcel Hirscher wins giant slalom for second gold

Today 06:05 GMT

Austrian skiing great Marcel Hirscher claimed his second gold medal of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang with a sensational win in the giant slalom.

In the men's preliminary rounds, the Czech Republic beat Switzerland 4-1, Germany won 2-1 against Norway and Japan were 2-1 winners against Sweden.

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Source: Fox News

NBC still going for the gold in on-air blunders

Today 06:05 GMT

Most recently, sportscaster Dan Hicks doubled down on a gaffe Saturday night while covering the women’s super-G skiing event, and ski analyst Bode Miller and hockey analyst Mike Milbury faced backlash for some on-air comments.

Hicks covered an Alpine race in which little-known Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic beat Austria's Anna Veith, and won the gold medal. Ledecka, who ranked No. 43 in the world, was considered to have so little chance to win that Hicks declared Veith the winner and NBC switched away.

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Source: Common Domain

Dick Button’s Cool With Twitter—and a Tie

Today 06:05 GMT

When Japanese phenom Yuzuru Hanyu skated to gold, 88-year-old Dick Button was up watching, and offering his take on the state of modern skating and why Nathan Chen is like Beyonce.

It was half past midnight back at Button’s home in North Salem, New York, but the 88-year-old figure skating icon sounded energized, wide-awake. PYEONGCHANG, South Korea—“I thought it was wonderful skating,” Dick Button said on the telephone.

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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: Reuters

Skeleton: South Korea crowns 'Iron Man' Yun as skeleton emperor

Saturday 08:58 GMT

The coronation of South Korea’s skeleton emperor Yun Sung-bin was staged with thousands of cheering fans who braved the cold to watch their new Olympic hero receive his gold medal on Friday.

South Korea’s queen of winter sports, retired figure skater Kim Yuna, was earlier among the fans at the Pyeongchang Games who cheered as Yun, with his trademark “Iron Man” helmet, shot like a bullet along the ice to become South Korea’s first Olympic champion in men’s skeleton.

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Source: Washington Post

The Olympics have waited 114 years for Ester Ledecka, the snowboarder who won a skiing gold medal

Sunday 18:11 GMT

Ester Ledecka has a chance to enter company after a gold medal performance Saturday that’s gone without a new member for 114 years.

Ledecka, primarily a snowboarder, won the women’s super-G on skis, upsetting the likes of Lindsey Vonn and Austria’s Anna Veith, the favorites. Ester Ledecka has a chance to enter company after a gold medal performance Saturday that’s gone without a new member for 114 years.

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Source: CBS News

"Is this a kind of mistake": Snowboarder Ester Ledecka wins gold in skiing

Sunday 18:11 GMT

It is why the part-time ski racer, part-time snowboarder from the Czech Republic stood so still, absolutely motionless and expressionless, for several moments after crossing the finish line in the Olympic super-G and seeing the numbers on a video board that appeared to show she was fast enough to be the gold medalist.

This, the 22-year-old Ledecka would explain later, was what went through her mind at that moment: "Is this a kind of mistake?" Then came this: "OK, they're going to change the time.

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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: New York Times

Slalom Live Results: Mikaela Shiffrin Going for Second Gold

Friday 21:53 GMT

Mikaela Shiffrin showed introduced herself to the Pyeongchang Olympics in a big way Thursday, taking the giant slalom with a gutsy second run that clinched a comeback win.

• Win or lose her best event, Shiffrin is ambitious for more Olympics glory: She could win the combined and maybe even the downhill as well, although she says she will not enter the super-G.


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