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While you were sleeping: Team USA moves up medal standings with clean sweep

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Stephanie Magiros of Australia looks on in the Snowboard Women's Halfpipe Semifinals on day five of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 12, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

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 found redemption at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park after a day of letdowns thanks to a podium sweep in the debuting men's ski slopestyle event. Joss Christensen nabbed gold with a score of 95.80, while countrymen Gus Kenworthy and Nicholas Goepper took silver and bronze, respectively, to round out the 1-2-3 finish.

Let the congratulations roll in from Team USA members.


*The U.S. men’s ice hockey team kicked off its Olympic campaign
against Slovakia Thursday. Goalie Jonathan Quick recently received the starting nod for the Americans' first game (and possibly the entire tournament).

*Medals were handed out in the women’s 500 meters short-track race. Li Jianrou of China claimed the title with a time of 45.263. Italy’s Arianna Fontana took silver and South Korea’s Park Seung-Hi bagged bronze.

*Cross-country skiing had a champion crowned in the women’s 10-kilometer freestyle race as Poland’s Justyna Kowalczyk took gold with a final time of 28:17.8.

*The Sage Kotsenburg gold medal victory tour continued with a stop on the new "Tonight Show" with host Jimmy Fallon. The Sochi men's slopestyle snowboard champion's interview airs Thursday and you won't want to miss it.


*Kaitlyn Farrington's gold medal victory in the women's snowboard halfpipe got a little sweeter. The Idaho native now has her very own Game of Thrones sigil.


*In Team USA luge news, Kate Hansen
took the time to "bless" teammate Erin Hamlin’s bronze medal.


*Just how warm is the weather in Sochi?
Forecasts are expecting highs in the mid-60s for Thursday, but take a look at these interesting shots sent out from Olympians and judge for yourself.


*Here's Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz sending his best wishes to U.S. skeleton racer Katie Uhlaender.


*An act of chivalry costs American bobsledder Cory Butner some valuable eyewear.


*And as a parting shot
, we leave you with this image of Swedish skier Henrik Harlaut falling out of his pants in slopestyle qualifying.

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