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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The Russians won the gold in men’s hockey — without a flag to salute or a national anthem to listen to. So, they sang it instead to celebrate their 4-3 victory over underdog Germany on Sunday while playing as “Olympic Athletes from Russia.” “You play for your country, it is more important,” Russian captain Pavel Datsyuk said. “It feels good, but I have accomplished my dream. Now, I have no dream.” Marit Bjoergen
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — On a snowboard and skis, Ester Ledecka is a history-making Olympic gold medalist. One of the surprising breakout stars of the Winter Games, the Czech pulled double-duty on the slopes in Pyeongchang and became the first to win snowboarding’s parallel giant slalom and skiing’s Alpine super-G. She outraced Selina Joerg of Germany to the line in the final of the snowboarding event Saturday and won by .46 seconds. That came seven days after she won the
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Sofia Goggia refused to let Lindsey Vonn catch her. Or, anyone else. The Italian skier won the women’s downhill Wednesday, holding off Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway by 0.09 seconds and Vonn by 0.47 seconds. “I was really focused — I moved like a samurai,” Goggia said. “Usually, I’m really chaotic, but I wanted to take in every little detail, every particular in the morning. I believed in myself. And then what counts, counts.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Two events, two gold medals for Marcel Hirscher. The 28-year-old Austrian has a good chance to leave the Pyeongchang Olympics with one more. Hirscher won the men’s giant slalom Sunday , finishing in 2 minutes, 18.04 seconds, and beating Norway’s Henrik Kristoffersen by 1.27 seconds — the largest victory in the event at an Olympics in 50 years . He also won the alpine combined last Tuesday, and still has the slalom — his best event
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — It was a day for all ages at the Winter Olympics. A few hours after 17-year-old Chloe Kim dominated the women’s halfpipe snowboarding final on Tuesday, 28-year-old Marcel Hirscher, a six-time overall World Cup champion, won the men’s combined at the Pyeongchang Games. Four years after being too young to make the Olympic team in Sochi despite having the talent and scores to do so, Kim performed like a seasoned veteran in South Korea. Kim put up a
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — A blustery morning wind had just about everyone scrambling in the men’s slopestyle event. Except for Red Gerard, who kept his footing all the way to the podium. Kicking off the second day of full events at the Pyeongchang Olympics, the 17-year-old snowboarder won the United States’ first gold medal of the games. “Everyone in the contest was worried about the wind and stuff,” said Kyle Mack, Gerard’s friend and Olympic roommate.