CURLING: The United States scored a win and a loss during the first two sessions of the Mixed Doubles Round Robin, beating the Olympic Athletes from Russia 9-3 in the first session and losing to the favored Canadians 6-4 in the second. Click here for the full results.
SKIING: Germany and Poland dominated the Men’s Normal Hill Individual Qualification Round, with German Andreas Wellinger, a gold medalist in the men’s team large hill in Sochi, coming away with the top qualifying score of 133.5. The top scorer for Team USA was Kevin Bickner, who finished 25th among the 50 qualifying athletes. Click here for the full results.
While most of the United States was fast asleep, the Winter Olympics were under way on the other side of the world in PyeongChang, South Korea. Luckily we stayed awake to monitor the fun. Here are the most important things that you missed while you were sleeping.
• Adam Rippon, the first openly gay American athlete to qualify for the Winter Olympics, rebuffed Vice President Mike Pence’s request to meet in PyeongChang. The 28-year-old figure skater cited Pence’s former funding of gay conversion therapy in his comments to USA Today’s Christine Brennan regarding the declined invite. [Read More]
• American skiing icon Lindsey Vonn finally arrived in Pyeongchang after flight delays extended her travel to a 24-hour ordeal. These will be her fourth Olympic Games and her first in eight years after missing Sochi due to injury. [Read More]
• VP Mike Pence found himself at the center of another awkward situation, this time due to the seating arrangements at the Olympic opening ceremonies on Friday that will see him sitting mere feet from Kim Jong Un’s blacklisted sister, Kim Yo Jong. [Read More]
• The Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) announced that the number of people associated with the Pyeongchang Olympics that have been diagnosed with norovirus has nearly doubled from 32 to 54 known cases. [Read More]