Bjoergen, American women make history at Olympics


Now at the Olympics for the fourth time, Shuster clinched no worse than a silver medal with a second straight victory over Canada on Friday.

Arianna Fontana earned bronze, giving the Italian a complete set of hardware to go with gold in the 500 and silver in the 3,000 relay.

Russian state TV reports that curler Alexander Krushelnitsky will give back his Olympic bronze medal after failing a drug test. Krushelnitsky tested positive for the banned substance meldonium after he and his wife won bronze in mixed doubles.

"The saying goes, the Dutch get paid on their way to possibly earning a medal and a US skater might get some endorsements after winning a medal", says Parra, who had to work at Home Depot part time to help fund his speedskating expenses while he was training for the Olympics.

Altogether, Olympic broadcasts from Pyeongchang, South Korea, claimed seven of the week's top 10 slots.

Murray's 23 South Korean players were joined by 12 North Koreans on January 25 for a historic combined team. Since then, Canada has dominated. Lamoureux's twin sister, Monique Lamoureux-Morando extended the game by scoring with about six minutes left in regulation. Austria's Anna Gasser brought home the gold after scoring a total of 185.00, including a 96.00 on her final run.

- Snowboarding: Men and women will compete in the parallel giant slalom (11:35 p.m., NBC).

It's likely that this will be Vonn's last Olympics.

Marit Bjoergen made Olympic history and the United States women's cross-country team won its first medal ever - and it was gold.

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"It's sad, this was my last downhill", Vonn said in a post-race interview.

"I think it's hard to understand", she reflected in the immediate aftermath of her record-breaking medal.

Sarah Murray, head coach of the unified Korean women's hockey team at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, speaks during a roundtable interview with South Korean journalists at Team Korea House inside Gangneung Olympic Park in Gangneung, Gangwon Province, on February 23, 2018.

The 37-year-old and Maiken Caspersen Falla finished in 15 minutes and 59.44 seconds, 2.97 seconds more than that of American duo of Jessica Diggins and Kikkan Randall, who won the USA first ever Olympic cross country gold.

Competing for the inaugural gold medal in the event will be Canadians Max Parrot and Mark McMorris.

Her hometown is already planning for her return, with a local ice cream parlor planing to name a flavor in her honor, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

The 2018 Winter Olympics from Pyeongchang, South Korea, delivered less than stellar numbers in the Nielsen ratings Wednesday night, almost matching the previous low. This is the first time ABC has had the most- watched nightly newscast when a rival network aired the Olympics since the week of August 3-7, 1992.

Did watching them play make Murray miss her own playing days?

The team qualified for the Olympics - a second for Landsteiner and alternate Joe Polo, and a first for Hamilton and George. The sport has been dominated by Canada since 2006, winning gold each tournament.