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:
Tough day up there... that course was tricky and I let it get to me. So grateful for the days it came together. Winning feels magical.— Julia Mancuso (@JuliaMancuso) February 15, 2014
Following the women's nasty results, the men's super-G schedule was quickly modified:
Due to the forecast the Men's Jury has made the following Schedule ChangeSunday February 16th - Mens SG Start Time Racer # 1 10:00— FIS Alpine (@fisalpine) February 15, 2014
It's 65 degrees in Sochi today. Practice was cancelled because it's hard to maintain a pipe during summer.— Brita Sigourney (@britasig) February 15, 2014
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“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.”
There are times as a sportswriter when you forget how good you have it. This is not one of those times. USA-Russia. In Russia. Lucky me.— Nick Cotsonika (@cotsonika) February 15, 2014
*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.
A man gave me his ticket so I could get on a flight home to see my mom and dad tonight! Gregory Keller words can not describe! THANK YOU!!!— sage kotsenburg (@sagekotsenburg) February 15, 2014
I only have 1 day with my parents at home too so I am extra excited I get to see them!!!!!— sage kotsenburg (@sagekotsenburg) February 15, 2014
*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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