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<p><strong>Saturday Olympic Daily Digest: Shuster Stops Shustering</strong></p><p>The Olympics might be winding down, but they’re not over yet! On Saturday in PyeongChang, there’s new stuff, old stuff and young blood to watch. And over the last 24 hours, there’s been loads of excitement:</p><p>Team USA’s nail-biting final curling match against Sweden left four-time Olympian John Shuster a blubbering mess after <a href="https://www.si.com/olympics/2018/02/24/john-shuster-usa-curling-olympics-gold-sweden" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:leading his team to gold" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">leading his team to gold</a>. The lovable Midwesterner debuted at the 2006 Games when the U.S. won bronze. Shuster has been the skip for the U.S. team in every Games since, but he has a strong history of choking—or <a href="https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Shuster" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:“Shustering”" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">“Shustering”</a>—at the Olympics. But this time, the ‘Team of Rejects’ skip pulled it off, finally letting it shine on the Olympic stage and winning the U.S.’s first curling gold. It might be time for a new definition of Shustering. (And maybe <a href="https://slate.com/culture/2018/02/john-shuster-and-the-underdog-us-mens-curling-team-will-play-for-gold-in-pyeongchang.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:a Paul Rudd movie" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">a Paul Rudd movie</a>.)</p><p>In the men’s snowboarding big air final on Saturday morning in PyeongChang, Michigander <a href="https://www.si.com/olympics/2018/02/23/Sebastien-Toutant-kyle-mack-americans-americans-big-air-final" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Kyle Mack scored a silver" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Kyle Mack scored a silver</a>, his first Olympic medal at his first Games. He did it with a trick called—seriously—a bloody dracula. Mack shared the podium with Canadian Sebastien Toutant, who took gold, and Britain’s Billy Morgan. The charming youth Red Gerard, a gold-medalist in slopestyle, came in at sixth with Chris Corning just behind him. In other snowboarding news, Switzerland’s Nevin Galmarini won the giant slalom, with Korea’s Sangho Lee in second and Slovakia’s Zan Kosir third.</p><p>Over on the skate track, Japan’s Nana Takagi took gold for the women in the first-ever mass start event, while Korea’s Bo-Reum Kim and the Netherlands’ Irene Schouten took silver and bronze. For the men, Seung-Hoon Lee won for Korea, with Belgian Bart Swings and Dutch Koen Verweij joining him on the podium.</p><p>The Olympics are a time for most of us to sit on our couches and reflect on how many things in life we don’t do, and how tragically infrequently we push our bodies to the limit (excuse us for a moment, Iroman runners). The Czech Republic’s <a href="https://www.si.com/olympics/2018/02/24/ester-ledecka-wins-2nd-gold-medal-skiing-snowboarding" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ester Ledecka" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Ester Ledecka</a> took the couch potato-shaming to a whole new level in PyeongChang by accidentally winning a gold medal in and event she wasn’t really there for (the alpine ski event super-G) and then went ahead and did it again for an event she was a favorite in, the ladies’ parallel giant slalom. She’s the first to win Olympic gold in two unrelated disciplines.</p><p>Two Russian athletes made the podium in the men’s 50km mass start cross-country race (maybe the most grueling event in the Olympics) Saturday while Finland’s Iivo Niskanen won gold. In the alpine team ski event, Switzerland, Austria and Norway achieved the top spots.</p><h3><strong>Must-Watch Events</strong></h3><p>There are just four events to watch on Sunday as the PyeongChang Olympics wrap up: bobsled, cross-country, curling and hockey.</p><p><em>Men’s Curling Final (Replay), Saturday at 3:00 p.m. ET on NBC</em></p><p>In case you weren’t up at 1:30 a.m. to watch Team Shuster like a real fan, NBC is showing it this afternoon. Don’t miss Ivanka Trump mingling with curling enthusiasts or John Shuster’s weepy interview.</p><p><em>Women’s Curling Final, Saturday at 7:05 p.m. ET streaming online</em></p><p>The gold medals for the women were accidentally handed to the U.S. men on Saturday. Be a witness as they finally make it to their rightful owners—Korea or Sweden—at 7:05 p.m.</p><p><em>Men’s Hockey Final: OAR vs. Germany, Saturday at 11:10 p.m. ET streaming online</em></p><p>Everyone expected the loaded Russian squad to be playing for the gold, but… Germany? After taking down bronze medalist Canada, the Germans look to extend their stunning run for one more game to finish off Olympic hockey in PyeongChang.</p><p><em>Figure Skating Gala, Saturday at 8:00 p.m. ET on NBC</em></p><p>Saturday’s primetime coverage will showcase the day’s speed skating events, the four-man bobsled, and the figure skating gala, marking your last chance to watch Olympic figure skating until 2022.</p><p><em>Men’s Cross-Country: 50km Mass Start, Saturday at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBC</em></p><p>If you like watching people in pain, this is for you! Cross-country is one of the most grueling sports around and this is the longest race­­. The sport forces its athletes to push their bodies to the limit both aerobically and anaerobically, which is why they always collapse dramatically at the end (…and often barf, too).</p><h3><strong>Tweet of the Day</strong></h3><p>Ivanka Trump (along with Sarah Sanders) talks to a lady with a curling stone on her head.</p><h3><strong>Daily Reading and Videos</strong></h3><p>Michael Rosenberg gets all choked up about that <a href="https://www.si.com/olympics/2018/02/24/john-shuster-usa-curling-olympics-gold-sweden" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Team Shuster win" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Team Shuster win</a>—it’s the perfect Olympic story. Gus Kenworthy had a <a href="https://slate.com/culture/2018/02/congratulations-to-gus-kenworthy-for-having-the-grossest-injury-of-the-olympics.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:disgusting injury" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">disgusting injury</a>, but continued his tradition of <a href="https://www.si.com/olympics/2018/02/23/skier-gus-kenworthy-who-adopted-2-sochi-dogs-rescues-puppy-korean-dog-meat-farm" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:rescuing puppies" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">rescuing puppies</a> at the Olympics. The Olympic village seems like a lot of fun… maybe <a href="https://edit.si.com/olympics/2018/02/24/canadian-david-duncan-willy-raine-arrest-dui-stolen-car-olympics" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:too much fun" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">too much fun</a>, though. Volleyball… <a href="http://www.si.com/olympics/video/2018/02/23/snow-volleyball-new-winter-sport" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:in the snow" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">in the snow</a>?! Norway is crushing it in PyeongChang. <a href="http://www.si.com/olympics/2018/02/23/2018-winter-olympics-norway-medals" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Here’s the secret" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Here’s the secret</a> to the Norwegians’ success. Tim Layden takes a look at the <a href="http://www.si.com/olympics/2018/02/23/mikaela-shiffrin-lindsey-vonn-united-states-ski" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:future of U.S. skiing" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">future of U.S. skiing</a>, and (spoiler alert!) it’s not all that great. Luger Chris Mazdzer had to bribe a South Korean bus driver. <a href="http://www.si.com/olympics/video/2018/02/22/why-olympic-silver-medalist-chris-mazdzer-bribed-bus-driver" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:He explains why" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">He explains why</a>.</p><h3><strong>Athlete to Root For</strong></h3><p><a href="https://www.si.com/olympics/2018/02/14/codie-bascue-bobsled-pyeongchang-whitehall" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Codie Bascue" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Codie Bascue</a>, a 23-year-old from a tiny town called Whitehall, N.Y., is piloting the four-man bobsled for Team USA. After finishing ninth in the preliminary rounds, he’s hoping to shave off even more time in the finals. Bobsledding will be on NBC primetime tonight.</p>
Saturday Daily Olympic Digest: A New Definition of 'Shustering'

Saturday Olympic Daily Digest: Shuster Stops Shustering

The Olympics might be winding down, but they’re not over yet! On Saturday in PyeongChang, there’s new stuff, old stuff and young blood to watch. And over the last 24 hours, there’s been loads of excitement:

Team USA’s nail-biting final curling match against Sweden left four-time Olympian John Shuster a blubbering mess after leading his team to gold. The lovable Midwesterner debuted at the 2006 Games when the U.S. won bronze. Shuster has been the skip for the U.S. team in every Games since, but he has a strong history of choking—or “Shustering”—at the Olympics. But this time, the ‘Team of Rejects’ skip pulled it off, finally letting it shine on the Olympic stage and winning the U.S.’s first curling gold. It might be time for a new definition of Shustering. (And maybe a Paul Rudd movie.)

In the men’s snowboarding big air final on Saturday morning in PyeongChang, Michigander Kyle Mack scored a silver, his first Olympic medal at his first Games. He did it with a trick called—seriously—a bloody dracula. Mack shared the podium with Canadian Sebastien Toutant, who took gold, and Britain’s Billy Morgan. The charming youth Red Gerard, a gold-medalist in slopestyle, came in at sixth with Chris Corning just behind him. In other snowboarding news, Switzerland’s Nevin Galmarini won the giant slalom, with Korea’s Sangho Lee in second and Slovakia’s Zan Kosir third.

Over on the skate track, Japan’s Nana Takagi took gold for the women in the first-ever mass start event, while Korea’s Bo-Reum Kim and the Netherlands’ Irene Schouten took silver and bronze. For the men, Seung-Hoon Lee won for Korea, with Belgian Bart Swings and Dutch Koen Verweij joining him on the podium.

The Olympics are a time for most of us to sit on our couches and reflect on how many things in life we don’t do, and how tragically infrequently we push our bodies to the limit (excuse us for a moment, Iroman runners). The Czech Republic’s Ester Ledecka took the couch potato-shaming to a whole new level in PyeongChang by accidentally winning a gold medal in and event she wasn’t really there for (the alpine ski event super-G) and then went ahead and did it again for an event she was a favorite in, the ladies’ parallel giant slalom. She’s the first to win Olympic gold in two unrelated disciplines.

Two Russian athletes made the podium in the men’s 50km mass start cross-country race (maybe the most grueling event in the Olympics) Saturday while Finland’s Iivo Niskanen won gold. In the alpine team ski event, Switzerland, Austria and Norway achieved the top spots.

Must-Watch Events

There are just four events to watch on Sunday as the PyeongChang Olympics wrap up: bobsled, cross-country, curling and hockey.

Men’s Curling Final (Replay), Saturday at 3:00 p.m. ET on NBC

In case you weren’t up at 1:30 a.m. to watch Team Shuster like a real fan, NBC is showing it this afternoon. Don’t miss Ivanka Trump mingling with curling enthusiasts or John Shuster’s weepy interview.

Women’s Curling Final, Saturday at 7:05 p.m. ET streaming online

The gold medals for the women were accidentally handed to the U.S. men on Saturday. Be a witness as they finally make it to their rightful owners—Korea or Sweden—at 7:05 p.m.

Men’s Hockey Final: OAR vs. Germany, Saturday at 11:10 p.m. ET streaming online

Everyone expected the loaded Russian squad to be playing for the gold, but… Germany? After taking down bronze medalist Canada, the Germans look to extend their stunning run for one more game to finish off Olympic hockey in PyeongChang.

Figure Skating Gala, Saturday at 8:00 p.m. ET on NBC

Saturday’s primetime coverage will showcase the day’s speed skating events, the four-man bobsled, and the figure skating gala, marking your last chance to watch Olympic figure skating until 2022.

Men’s Cross-Country: 50km Mass Start, Saturday at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBC

If you like watching people in pain, this is for you! Cross-country is one of the most grueling sports around and this is the longest race­­. The sport forces its athletes to push their bodies to the limit both aerobically and anaerobically, which is why they always collapse dramatically at the end (…and often barf, too).

Tweet of the Day

Ivanka Trump (along with Sarah Sanders) talks to a lady with a curling stone on her head.

Daily Reading and Videos

Michael Rosenberg gets all choked up about that Team Shuster win—it’s the perfect Olympic story. Gus Kenworthy had a disgusting injury, but continued his tradition of rescuing puppies at the Olympics. The Olympic village seems like a lot of fun… maybe too much fun, though. Volleyball… in the snow?! Norway is crushing it in PyeongChang. Here’s the secret to the Norwegians’ success. Tim Layden takes a look at the future of U.S. skiing, and (spoiler alert!) it’s not all that great. Luger Chris Mazdzer had to bribe a South Korean bus driver. He explains why.

Athlete to Root For

Codie Bascue, a 23-year-old from a tiny town called Whitehall, N.Y., is piloting the four-man bobsled for Team USA. After finishing ninth in the preliminary rounds, he’s hoping to shave off even more time in the finals. Bobsledding will be on NBC primetime tonight.

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LeBron James spiked Taurean Prince's layup like an Olympic volleyball player
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Volleyball at the Honda Center. Courtesy LA 2024/via REUTERS
Los Angeles' Olympic bid committee rendering shows how volleyball at the Honda center would look like after receiving an Olympics-style makeover
Volleyball at the Honda Center. Courtesy LA 2024/via REUTERS
Volleyball at the Honda Center. Courtesy LA 2024/via REUTERS
Los Angeles' Olympic bid committee rendering shows how volleyball at the Honda center would look like after receiving an Olympics-style makeover
Volleyball at the Honda Center. Courtesy LA 2024/via REUTERS
A Los Angeles' Olympic bid committee rendering shows how volleyball at the Honda center would look like after receiving an Olympics-style makeover in this image released in Los Angeles, California, U.S. on May 8, 2017. Courtesy LA 2024/Handout via REUTERS
Los Angeles' Olympic bid committee rendering shows how volleyball at the Honda center would look like after receiving an Olympics-style makeover
A Los Angeles' Olympic bid committee rendering shows how volleyball at the Honda center would look like after receiving an Olympics-style makeover in this image released in Los Angeles, California, U.S. on May 8, 2017. Courtesy LA 2024/Handout via REUTERS
Serginho gave an emotional speech after Brazil's 3-0 victory over Italy in the men's volleyball final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (AFP Photo/Kirill Kudryavtsev)
Serginho gave an emotional speech after Brazil's 3-0 victory over Italy in the men's volleyball final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Serginho gave an emotional speech after Brazil's 3-0 victory over Italy in the men's volleyball final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (AFP Photo/Kirill Kudryavtsev)
Brazil's Bruno Rezende celebrates during a men's semifinal volleyball match against Russia at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Matteo Piano, Italy go for Olympic gold in men's volleyball
Brazil's Bruno Rezende celebrates during a men's semifinal volleyball match against Russia at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Italy's Ivan Zaytsev celebrates during a men's semifinal volleyball match against the United States at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Matteo Piano, Italy go for Olympic gold in men's volleyball
Italy's Ivan Zaytsev celebrates during a men's semifinal volleyball match against the United States at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Russia's Sergey Grankin, left, scores past Brazil's Ricardo Lucarelli during a men's semifinal volleyball match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Matteo Piano, Italy go for Olympic gold in men's volleyball
Russia's Sergey Grankin, left, scores past Brazil's Ricardo Lucarelli during a men's semifinal volleyball match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Brazil's Sergio Dutra Santos celebrates during a men's semifinal volleyball match against Russia at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Matteo Piano, Italy go for Olympic gold in men's volleyball
Brazil's Sergio Dutra Santos celebrates during a men's semifinal volleyball match against Russia at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Brazil's Luiz Felipe Marques Fonteles jersey is drenched with sweat, clinging to his body, as he prepares to serve during a men's semifinal volleyball match against Russia at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. Brazil won 3-0. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Matteo Piano, Italy go for Olympic gold in men's volleyball
Brazil's Luiz Felipe Marques Fonteles jersey is drenched with sweat, clinging to his body, as he prepares to serve during a men's semifinal volleyball match against Russia at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. Brazil won 3-0. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Brazil's Wallace de Souza, top, spikes the ball over Russia's Sergey Tetyukhin during a men's semifinal volleyball match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Matteo Piano, Italy go for Olympic gold in men's volleyball
Brazil's Wallace de Souza, top, spikes the ball over Russia's Sergey Tetyukhin during a men's semifinal volleyball match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2016 file photo, Italy's Matteo Piano celebrates during a men's preliminary volleyball match against Mexico at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In March, Piano chose to have his second back surgery in about seven months' time to fix a painful herniated disk in hopes of playing in the Rio Olympics. On Sunday, he will be playing in a gold medal match against Brazil. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, FILE)
Matteo Piano, Italy go for Olympic gold in men's volleyball
FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2016 file photo, Italy's Matteo Piano celebrates during a men's preliminary volleyball match against Mexico at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In March, Piano chose to have his second back surgery in about seven months' time to fix a painful herniated disk in hopes of playing in the Rio Olympics. On Sunday, he will be playing in a gold medal match against Brazil. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, FILE)
Italy's Massimo Colaci (13), Simone Buti (11), Filippo Lanza (10), and Ivan Zaytsev (9) celebrate during a men's semifinal volleyball match against the United States at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Matteo Piano, Italy go for Olympic gold in men's volleyball
Italy's Massimo Colaci (13), Simone Buti (11), Filippo Lanza (10), and Ivan Zaytsev (9) celebrate during a men's semifinal volleyball match against the United States at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
<p>Brazilian volleyball coach Bernardo Rezende (left) and sportscaster Dan Patrick (right). </p>
Doppelgangers: Olympic edition

Brazilian volleyball coach Bernardo Rezende (left) and sportscaster Dan Patrick (right).

<p>Brazilian volleyball player Jaque Carvalho (left) and The League actress Janina Gavankar (right). </p>
Doppelgangers: Olympic edition

Brazilian volleyball player Jaque Carvalho (left) and The League actress Janina Gavankar (right).

China's Xu Yunli reacts after a score against Brazil in a women's quarterfinal volleyball match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
2-time defending Olympic champion Brazil falls to China in 5
China's Xu Yunli reacts after a score against Brazil in a women's quarterfinal volleyball match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
United States' Kayla Banwarth bumps during a women's quarterfinal volleyball match against Japan at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
2-time defending Olympic champion Brazil falls to China in 5
United States' Kayla Banwarth bumps during a women's quarterfinal volleyball match against Japan at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Japan's Miyu Nagaoka, left, and teammate Saori Kimura react after being unable to return a volley during a women's quarterfinal volleyball match against the United States at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
2-time defending Olympic champion Brazil falls to China in 5
Japan's Miyu Nagaoka, left, and teammate Saori Kimura react after being unable to return a volley during a women's quarterfinal volleyball match against the United States at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Brazil's Sheilla Castro de Paula Blassioli, right, reacts after a score in a women's quarterfinal volleyball match against China at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
2-time defending Olympic champion Brazil falls to China in 5
Brazil's Sheilla Castro de Paula Blassioli, right, reacts after a score in a women's quarterfinal volleyball match against China at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Brazil's Natalia Pereira spikes the ball against China's Wei Qiuyue, left, Yan Ni, and Hui Ruoqi in a women's quarterfinal volleyball match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
2-time defending Olympic champion Brazil falls to China in 5
Brazil's Natalia Pereira spikes the ball against China's Wei Qiuyue, left, Yan Ni, and Hui Ruoqi in a women's quarterfinal volleyball match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

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