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While you were sleeping: U.S. fails to medal in women's super-G, course knocks out quarter of competitors

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Yulia Lipnitskaya of Russia competes in the women's team short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

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. Social media curated by Kari Van Horn.

*Team USA failed to medal in women’s super-G, where nearly one-fourth of the skiers didn’t make it down the course— absurd by Olympic standards. Some athletes blamed a jump landing into a turn. Others complained about the too-warm weather.

This Alpine fan (and Olympian) got hot enough to take his shirt off:

 U.S. favorite Julia Mancuso recalled better days:

 Following the women's nasty results, the men's super-G schedule was quickly modified:

 

[ Related: Nick Goepper gets ultimate Olympic pastry honor ]

*In men's hockey, Slovenia upset Slovakia, 3-1. It was the nation's first Olympic hockey win. Meanwhile, anticipation builds before Team USA takes on Russia in a Saturday rivalry throwdown:

 “They have extraordinary skill and talent, Malkin and Ovechkin and Datsyuk, Semin and Kovalchuk,” said U.S. head coach Dan Bylsma. “They have extraordinary skill, elite skill, and that's something that we have to be keenly aware of and know about their team. We'll be seeing maybe a situation where we have the match-up, so we do have the ability to maybe follow them a little bit more closely on the ice with our match-ups.”

 

 

*American short-track speedskater Emily Scott took fifth in the women's 1500 meters. Scott finished the race despite getting wiped out by a fallen skater about halfway through the final. U.S. teammate Jessica Smith placed second in that event’s B final. No American man qualified for the 1000 meters short-track final as medal contender J.R. Celski crashed out in the quarterfinals.

 

*Olympic snowboarding slopestyle gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg—The 20-year-old Park City dweller who brought us “Spoice!”shared this heart-warming tale:


*So cute you could eat him. Literally: Olympic freeskier and bronze-medalist Nick Goepper now comes in doughnut form:

 *Vladimir Putin won't smile, but he will pose stoically for a selfie:

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