Technology 

This airbag helps protect Olympic skiers from crashes – CNET

The motorcycle jacket I’m wearing looks completely normal from the outside. But it’s hiding a neat safety feature inside. The D-air system by Italian company Dainese detects when a crash is about to happen and inflates an airbag inside the jacket. It covers my torso, shoulders and back to protect against injury. (Watch the video on this page to see how it feels.) Now Playing: Watch this: The airbag protecting Olympic skiers 2:08 This is what it looks like when the airbag goes off inside a motorcycle jacket. Lexy Savvides/CNET…

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More than glitter: How US women pin Nordic medal hopes on teamwork

Not so long ago, the idea of Americans winning an Olympic medal in Nordic skiing was about as heretical as the thought of a Norwegian team winning the Super Bowl. After all, it had only been done once, by Bill Koch in 1976. And it had never been done by an American woman. But a few girls from Alaska to Vermont were convinced it was possible – even when they were finishing dead last on the World Cup. Never mind that their coaches had never raced at that level, let…

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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 VR helped this injured skier realize her Olympic dream

Get the Mach newsletter. SUBSCRIBE A devastating knee injury at the end of last season jeopardized American skier Laurenne Ross’ Olympic dream, but with the help of virtual reality (VR) technology that let her train even away from the slopes, this downhill racer is ready to make her mark in PyeongChang. Since early 2016, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has collaborated with California startup STRIVR, which provides VR training for people ranging from employees of Fortune 100 companies to NFL athletes. The company helps coaches use special cameras…

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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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Sport 

Ostersunds 0 – Arsenal 3: Gunners breeze past Swedish Europa League minnows

GETTY Nacho Monreal opened the scoring for Arsenal But Arsene Wenger had a few more worries navigating his way past the little town’s football team in round 32 of the Europa League, with the sub-zero temperatures and the artificial pitch. The Frenchman’s team came through their sub-arctic test, though, thanks to goals from Nacho Monreal, an own goal from Sotirios Papagiannopouls, and Mesut Ozil. It was not particularly pretty, and not in the league of more glamorous wins by Liverpool and Manchester City in the Champions League this week, but…

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Sport 

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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Winter Olympics 2018: WATCH shocking video as skier WIPES OUT photographers in crash

After seeing multiple alpine skiing events delayed due to adverse weather this week, Gut finally had her chance to impress in the Ladies Giant Slalom on Thursday.  However, it took just 17 seconds before her run was over.  Gut appeared to catch one of the gates with the tip of her ski, causing her to take a tumble.  The 26-year-old consequently started hurtling across the course and crashed into a crowd of photographers who desperately tried to escape her path.  “No, I‘m OK, I‘m OK. I asked the photographer if…

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Winter Olympics 2018: Park evacuated and events delayed as high winds spark chaos

Winds of up to 15mph have been forecast as temperatures plummet to -20C making the Winter Olympic Games one of the coldest on record. The Pyeongchang Olympic Committee released a statement saying: “Due to high winds in the Gangneung area, all activities in the common domain of the Gangneung Olympic Park have temporarily been suspended to ensure the safety of all personnel. “Spectators are being encouraged to stay indoors and general admission to the park has been suspended for the remainder of the day.” The strong winds hit the Alpensia…

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