Sport 

Winter Olympics 2018: USA medal count – how many gold medals do Team USA have?

The United States added to its impressive medal tally after the women’s hockey team won its first gold medal since 1998. In a thrilling shootout with archrival Canada, the US’s Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored the winning goal following a 2-2 match draw. US Coach Robb Stabber said: “It is everything for our country. “I can’t tell you how happy I am for our players.” Day 13 was the most successful day yet for the Americans at the PyeongChang Olympics with the US winning five medals in total: two gold and three…

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Lindsey Vonn wins bronze in likely final Olympic downhill race

Gold: Sofia Goggia (Italy)Silver: Ragnhild Mowinckel (Norway)Bronze: Lindsey Vonn (USA) JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — Lindsey Vonn cast a quick glance toward the sky after finishing what was likely her final Olympic downhill run, shrugged her shoulders after seeing her time and shook a friendly index finger at her good friend. No one could catch Sofia Goggia of Italy. Goggia won the women’s downhill Wednesday at Jeongseon Alpine Center and Vonn earned bronze. The American was looking at a higher finish before Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway turned in a surprise…

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Sport 

Winter Olympics ice dancing: Shibutanis, Hubbell and Donohue in action – live!

Give them a medal. Give them something. Give them endorsement deals. I could watch that again, right now. Ignore the yellow boxes. Their scores for the first five elements are very good. Their combination spin is indeed the highest-scoring combo spin so far. The circular step sequence is 10.80. This is simply beautiful. Will it earn a medal? Don’t know, don’t care. Just enjoying it. So is the crowd. Which means it’s time for Coldplay, and a piano-heavy version of Paradise. Their opening combination spin is amazing. Second place so…

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What you missed: Tough night for Team USA in PyeongChang

It was a tough night for most of the Americans competing in PyeongChang. Primetime spotlight It was a night full of surprises, with many feel-good storylines ending in disarray. Mikaela Shiffrin was attempting to win back-to-back golds on back-to-back nights. She came up short on a night she didn’t feel or look like herself. She finished fourth, just off the podium in the women’s slalom. Nathan Chen was seeking redemption in the men’s short program. He came up short, faltering on every one of his mandatory elements. On the flip side,…

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How To 

Olympic athletes 2018: How to follow the best from Team USA – CNET

One of the best ways to follow the Olympic action in PyeongChang is from the athletes themselves. From gold medal tweets to bronze medal Instagrams, here’s how to follow the best athletes from Team USA. Chloe Kim, snowboarding Chloe Kim is 17 years old, just won gold in the halfpipe and loves churros. Oh and I also had 2 churros today and they were pretty bomb so if you ever get nervous go eat a churro — Chloe Kim (@chloekimsnow) February 11, 2018 Follow Kim on Twitter and you’ll get…

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Winter Olympics 2018: day six from Pyeongchang – live!

More on that… Oh. Other Shaun White stuff. ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) NBC’s botched attempt to ignore the sexual harassment allegations against Shaun White https://t.co/9UuwWTNWb3 pic.twitter.com/3B5Rhsfg9q February 15, 2018 In the men’s ice hockey, Sweden have beaten Norway 4-0. Earlier today and also in that group, Germany beat Finald 5-2. Fancy something to read? I interviewed Zoe Gillings-Brier, GB’s top snowboard crosser, who is terrifyingly impervious to fear. In the third period of that men’s ice hockey, which has been confiscated from our tv screens in favour of an ice skating rerun,…

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Mikaela Shiffrin wins first Olympic giant slalom gold medal

One Olympic gold medal down for Mikaela Shiffrin. More just might be on deck. Gold: Mikaela Shiffrin (USA)Silver: Ragnhild Mowinckel (Norway)Bronze: Federica Brignone (Italy) PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — One Olympic gold medal down for Mikaela Shiffrin. More just might be on deck. The 22-year-old American used a hard-charging final run to win the giant slalom Thursday for her second career Olympic title. She trailed by 0.20 seconds after the first run, but powered through a course filled with ruts to quickly make up time in the second. Shiffrin ended…

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Technology 

Olympics luge team looks to 3D printing to ice the gold – CNET

The USA luge team is using 3D printing in its quest for gold. It’s teaming with Stratasys to 3D print tools that’re employed in the making of racing sleds, which means not only the sled’s body but also the “tower” at the front of a doubles sled where athletes position their legs. This sled was built directly from prototypes that Stratasys designed and 3D printed. Stratasys Luge is a sport involving one- or two-person sleds that can reach speeds of nearly 90 miles per hour. Athletes race face-up and feet-first down…

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Winter Olympics men’s snowboard halfpipe: Shaun White and Scotty James go for gold – live!

Will we have controversy tonight? Judging the women’s halfpipe was relatively easy. There was Chloe Kim, and then there was everyone else. Not so easy in men’s halfpipe. Put yourself in the judges’ shoes and gaze upon Shaun White’s 98.50 qualifying run … [embedded content] Shaun White Twenty minutes to go. Meanwhile, enjoy the pairs figure skating short program, which has just started, or check in on the first session of men’s curling, where the USA has snared the lead against the host nation. More terms you might hear ……

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Sport 

Winter Olympics figure skating: USA, Canada and Russians battle for team gold – live!

The judges are checking some possible underrotations. That would be a pity, because this is a beautiful skate, a wondrous mix of athleticism and artistry. She even let out a little yell upon nailing a late jump, and the crowd goes wild. Christine Brennan (@cbrennansports) Mirai Nagasu on the ice…and lands a gorgeous triple axel. That’s Olympic history. pic.twitter.com/MYh4Gay9hm February 12, 2018 I’m sorry … Nagasu’s personal best is so much lower than the others, how? She has launched into this free skate like an Elon Musk rocket. The second…

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