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While you were sleeping: Curling commences, snowboarders angry about halfpipe

Canada makes stuttering start in men's curling
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Canada's Brad Jacobs delivers the rock during the men's curling training session at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

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.

*Curling — and all the obligatory curling memes — commenced. Canada opened its bid to defend the Olympic title by scraping past Germany 11-8.

*The U.S. women's hockey team stomped Switzerland.

*U.S. alpine skier Julia Mancuso snagged the bronze in women's super combined.

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Julia Mancuso of the United States jubilates during the Alpine Skiing Women's Super Combined Downhill on day 3 …

*U.S. speedskaters J.R. Celski and Eddy Alvarez advanced to the short track semi-finals.

*Some snowboarders aren’t too stoked about the Sochi halfpipe. "It's the Olympics. It should be flawless," American Danny Davis said. "What a lame showcase of snowboarding, and what a lame way to treat the athletes."

[ Related: Russia wins team figure skating ]

*Turns out “stoked” translates to drunk” in Russian.

*The Winter Games witnessed its first wardrobe malfunction.

*Don’t confuse ice dancer Charlie White’s pretend girlfriend with his real girlfriend.

*Shaun White touched a boar’s nose.

*Everyone wants a piece of Sochi:

*Does the media have toilet vision?

*What does Putin's handwriting reveal about his personality? Analyze in the comments, y'all.

*In Sochi, LAUNDRY DOES YOU:

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