While the United States slept, things were busy on the other side of the globe. Here is our recap of everything Olympics you may have missed overnight.
*U.S. hockey player Julie Chu will carry the American flag in the Closing Ceremony. The 31-year-old forward from Bridgeport, Conn. studied at Harvard. Team USA’s women’s hockey team lost the gold medal match to Canada, 3 to 2.
*The German Olympic Committee says one of its athletes in Sochi failed a doping test, the Associated Press reported. The accused Olympian was not named -- and it’s not clear if he or she medaled at the Winter Games.
If a medalist is caught with prohibited substances in their system — which could be anything from performance enhancers to blood thinners to painkillers — the victory is revoked.
The IOC is conducting 2,453 drug tests in Sochi. It administered 5,051 tests at the London Games in 2012 and 2,149 at Vancouver in 2010. A Russian biathlete, Irina Starykh, withdrew in the days leading up to the Sochi Games because she tested positive for doping.
*Some people, about 1.5 million people, aren't happy about Yuna Kim's silver medal. A Change.org petition demanding a "rejudgement" of Olympic women's figure skating is gaining serious online traction. This comes on the heels of Team USA's Ashley Wagner slamming the judges.
*American Ski Jumper Sarah Hendrickson shared a tale of pure tragedy:
*#Quinning — which is, essentially, the art of breaking things — is taking over social media. Hide your…vases?
More Winter Olympics coverage from Yahoo Sports:
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- German Olympic Committee
- Julie Chu