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The 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang

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6 to Watch Recap: US Men's Hockey Advances, Shib Sibs Skate to Bronze Medal



    The Shib sibs were back on the ice in the second part of the ice dance competition. Team USA's Sigourney takes bronze in freeski halfpipe. The men’s U.S. hockey team opened the elimination round against Slovakia.

    Here’s what you may have missed in the past 24 hours in Pyeongchang:

    Team USA Men’s Hockey Beats Slovakia, Moves on to Quarterfinals

    The United States’ men’s hockey defeated Slovakia 5-1 Tuesday to advance to the quarterfinals.

    Next, Team USA will face the Czech Republic on Wednesday night (Tuesday in the U.S.).

    The Americans beat Slovakia 2-1 in group play last week. It was America’s only win in group play. With National Hockey League players absent in the Olympics, Team USA is comprised of mostly college kids who failed to make it into the professional league.

    Details on the match.

    Canada Wins Gold in Ice Dance; 'Shib Sibs' Take Bronze

    Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada won gold in the ice dance, and knocked Team USA’s Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue into fourth place, with a record score of 206.07 points on Tuesday.

    But the United States didn’t go without a medal in the event — sibling duo Maia and Alex Shibutani earned bronze. The "Shib Sibs" performed a strong free skate to a medley of Coldplay songs.

    France’s Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron took silver. The French pair broke their own world record for a free dance with 123.35 points to “Moonlight Sonata.” But Virtue and Moir answered back, beating France with a new best, 122.40 points.

    Maddie Bowman competes in the qualifying round of Ladies' Ski Halfpipe during the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix on on Jan. 17, 2018, in Mammoth, California.
    Photo credit: Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

    Team USA's Sigourney Takes Bronze in Freeski Halfpipe; Canada’s Sharpe Wins Gold

    Cassie Sharpe of Canada held off a strong field on Tuesday to win gold in women's freeski halfpipe at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

    Marie Martinod of France took silver, while Team USA's Brita Sigourney earned bronze.

    Defending Olympic champion Maddie Bowman was unable to replicate her Sochi success. She fell on all three of her runs and finished 11th. Annalisa Drew of Team USA finished fourth.

    Event details available here.

    S. Korea Wins 3,000m Relay in Wild, Penalty-Heavy Finish

    South Korea continued its dominance in the 3,000-meter short track women’s relay Tuesday, with two-time world champion Choi Min-jeong and three-time Olympic medalist Shim Suk-hee leading the country to its sixth of the eight Olympic gold medals that have been awarded.

    But the latest victory came in controversial fashion. A Korean skater fell after a push-off, knocking down a Canadian skater. China and Canada, the teams that crossed the finish line in second and third, were penalized, knocking off them off the podium for a race that both had led.

    Italy was promoted to silver and the Netherlands, which set a world record in the B final, was moved up to bronze.

    Team USA Beats Great Britain in Women's CurlingTeam USA Beats Great Britain in Women's Curling

    Team USA won 7-4 against Great Britain in women's curling. Both teams are now 1-1 in the round robin tournament.

    (Published Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018)

    Team USA Fights for Medal Round Spot vs. South Korea in Women's Curling

    If the United States is going to have a shot at a medal in curling, its women’s team needs to finish strong. With two games left against two of the top teams, they’re fighting for the last spot in the medal round.

    That fight begins against South Korea on Tuesday.

    The top four teams in round-robin standings advance to the medal round. Entering the final stretch of round-robin play, the U.S. is tied for fourth place.

    The Americans are on a run. They’ve won three of their last four matches to improve to a 4-3 record, including wins over Denmark and China on Monday.

    Wins in their final two matches would guarantee life after round robin play. Even winning one of two could allow them to sneak forward. But they’re facing two of the top teams - South Korea is in first place at 5-1, and Sweden is tied for second at 5-2.

    Watch live beginning at 12:05 a.m. ET Tuesday morning on digital platforms here.

    Gold Medal for Grabs in Men's Biathlon Event

    What could be more fun than a sport that puts skiing and shooting together? Skiing and shooting with friends! In the mixed relay, teams of two men and two women trade off skiing with a rifle on their backs and taking shots at five targets. In the relay, athletes are given three extra bullets, but if they have to use them, they have to load them by hand. No pressure with cold fingers! If after using all eight bullets they still haven't hit all five targets, the athlete must ski a 150-meter penalty loop. For the handoff, the athletes must make body contact within a 30-meter-long transition zone.

    Watch the 2x7.5km men mixed relay event beginning at 6:15 a.m. ET on digital platforms here.

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