At The Winter Olympics, Even Team USA's Gloves Make News


South Korea has never been close to an Olympic medal in any sliding sport, and Yun — the one his nation identified as the slider with the most potential of becoming a star at the games — is expected to change all that. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was in attendance cheering on his country, along with Kim Yo-jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Ted-Jan Bloemen set a new Olympic record in the men's 10,000-metre speed skating event, to win the gold.

For a country that goes into meltdown when we get some few inches of snow every decade or so it's even incredible that we've got any athletes going to the Winter Olympics at all!

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Some 110,000 contraceptives have been reportedly distributed to almost 3,000 competitors in PyeongChang - that's roughly 38 condoms per athlete for the 16-day event.

United States figure skater Adam Rippon, who won team bronze on Monday expressed his disappointment over the quality of the condoms, joking that he had expected them to be made in different colors and be Olympic-themed. Though no American medaled in the snowboard cross events, winning four golds in the first four events was an impeccable start. This year, Canada skipper Kevin Koe will be making his Olympic debut at 43.

Finland, who beat the Russians to take the third seeding, will meet sixth-seeded Sweden on Saturday for the right to play the Americans, and the fourth-seeded Russians take on fifth-seeded Switzerland to earn a spot against Canada. He holds two career world titles. Kingsbury, a 25-year-old freestyle skier is arguably one of the most notable winter sport athletes in the world. "The first two games we're pretty happy with how they went". For the first time since 1998, the National Hockey League (NHL) is not allowing players to compete for their country. He is also the first athlete from Asia to medal in the skeleton, in which competitors slide head-first and solo down a twisting ice track. I wanted it so bad for them. The NBC Olympics website will be streaming the event, as well as fuboTV. The weather over at Pyeongchang in South Korea continues to delay the alpine events, but when conditions permit, the skiing and ice hockey events could push through this February 14.