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The 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang

The 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang

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Five to Watch: Team USA Brings Home a Big Air Medal, and U.S. Curling Wins in Upset

This will be American’s best-ever finish in Olympic curling. Team USA won bronze in 2006, but finished 10th and 9th in the last two Olympics.

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    ‘Hurry! Hard!’ What Exactly Are Curlers Yelling?

    We wanted to learn what all the yelling during a curling match means, so we went around the Olympic Park and asked the fans. Then we got the real answer from the U.S. women’s curling team. (You’ll want to turn the volume up.) (Published Friday, Feb. 23, 2018)


    The U.S. men’s curling team, coming off back-to-back Olympics finishing near the bottom of the tournament, complete a stunning turnaround by winning its first-ever gold medal.

    Meanwhile, men's big air saw Kyle Mack, one of the favorites, on the podium. 

    Snowboarder Ester Ledecka, who shocked everyone (including herself) by winning a skiing gold medal, had another shock to deliver to Olympic fans.

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    There will be plenty of excitement in Pyeongchang on Saturday (starting Friday night in the U.S.). Here are our must-watch events. 

    USA Curling Rocks! Men Win Historic Olympic Gold

    For the fifth straight game, skip John Shuster and Team USA rattled the best curlers in the world, and again came away with a win — for the U.S.'s first ever Olympic curling gold medal — by defeating Sweden 10-7.

    Shuster converted a double-takeout for a 5-point end in the eighth — an exceedingly rare score that made it 10-5 and essentially clinched the win.

    "Tell you what, it was a lot of fun," Shuster said after the match. "And that's where the week changed for us and changed for me, was to allow myself to go out there and enjoy it and let the work show through. Holy cow."

    It was the first 5-point end the U.S. has had in these Olympics. They've had only one 4-point and five 3-point ends leading up to this game.

    "On the morning of February 19, Matt's (Hamilton) birthday, the day we played Canada, I woke up and said 'I have a choice. I have a choice to rewrite my story, to write the story of this team,'" Shuster said.

    Shuster was on the only other U.S. team to win an Olympic medal — he was the lead thrower on Pete Fenson's bronze-medal team at the 2006 Turin Games.

    The Americans received a good luck call from Mr. T before the match. Diddy posted a pre-match good luck message online. And the King of Sweden was in attendance for their gold medal win.

    Sweden takes home the silver medal for the second time since curling returned to the Olympics in 1998. Switzerland won the bronze by defeating Canada early Friday morning.

    American Kyle Mack Takes Silver in Men’s Snowboard Big Air

    Sebastien Toutant of Canada won gold in men's snowboard big air on Saturday at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. 

    Team USA's Kyle Mack took silver, while Billy Morgan of Great Britain took bronze.

    The favorites were Canadian riders Max Parrot and Mark McMorris. Earlier in these Olympics, both athletes won slopestyle medals (Parrot earned silver, McMorris took bronze), but they are just as good — if not better — in big air.

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    Switzerland Wins Gold in 1st-Ever Olympic Alpine Team Event

    It was a team effort.

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    Switzerland took down top-seed Austria on Saturday to win gold in the first-ever Olympic Alpine skiing team event.

    The Swiss team was leading 2-1 and locked up the win when Austrian Marco Schwarz skied out along the side-by-side parallel slalom course. The team event victory marks the seventh gold in Pyeongchang for Switzerland’s ski team.

    Norway edged France in the bronze medal match.

    Some of the world’s top racers, including Americans Lindsey Vonn, Mikaela Shiffrin and Austrian Marcel Hirscher, skipped the event.

    'Ladies'? 'Women'? IOC Has No Stance on Female Event Names'Ladies'? 'Women'? IOC Has No Stance on Female Event Names

    There is an inconsistency in Olympic naming conventions for female events: Sometimes they’re referred to as “ladies’” events and sometimes as “women’s.”

    (Published Friday, Feb. 23, 2018)

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    New Jersey Sledder in 20th Place in Bobsled

    In the final bobsled event of the Winter Olympics, Team USA is well behind the leaders, Germany. But this is a sport of thousands of a second, and the top American sled in ninth place is just 0.53 out of medal contention.

    New Jersey-born Hakeem Abdul-Saboor, in Nick Cunningham's sled, is now in 20th place. The American sled is one of three vying for a medal on the sliding track.

    The third sled is just behind, in 21st. The four-man bobsled will be back on NBC on Saturday night.

    Germany and Canada Both Win Gold in Thrilling 2-Man Bobsled FinishGermany and Canada Both Win Gold in Thrilling 2-Man Bobsled Finish

    Canada’s Justin Kripps and Germany’s Francesco Friedrich entered the Olympics as the top two bobsled drivers in the world.

    (Published Monday, Feb. 19, 2018)

    Abdul-Saboor failed to medal in the two-man bobsled earlier in the Games.

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    Ledecka Gets Second Olympic Gold, This Time in Snowboarding

    Ester Ledecka won the second leg of an unheard-of Olympic double, taking the gold medal in snowboarding's parallel giant slalom Saturday to go with her surprise skiing victory in the Alpine super-G earlier in the Winter Games.

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    The Czech star, top-ranked on the snowboarding circuit but never a threat until now in skiing, is the first to win gold medals in both sports.

    She outraced Selina Joerg of Germany to the line in the final and won by .46 seconds, a much more comfortable margin than the .01-second edge in the super-G race that left her staring at the clock in shock.

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