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

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.

*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.


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