Published: Sun, February 18, 2018
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Finland, US top men's ice hockey group competition at PyeongChang Olympics

Finland, US top men's ice hockey group competition at PyeongChang Olympics

Because the Winter Olympics involves far fewer categories than the Summer Olympics, the IOC is able to hold a ceremony at the end of each day to award all medals to athletes. The gold column is empty.

The Winter Olympic sport of curling is "cool", and you better not argue - because Mr. T says so.

PAIRYTALE ENDING - Emotions were running high for pairs figure skaters Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford as they capped their career with a bronze medal.

WATCH: Through seven days of competition, Canada's athletes have captured the most medals by any Canadian Winter Olympic team.

There's also the chance for fans to receive their own Soohorang without having to compete for and win a gold medal, as the mascot is available to buy for £39.95 on Amazon.

Among those is the 21-year-old cross-country skier Alexander Bolshunov, who won bronze in the sprint, missing out on gold by 1.36 seconds.

It's worth keeping an eye on defending Olympic ski cross champion Marielle Thompson. Slovenia won against the USA and Slovakia was able to knock out the always consistent Russian Olympic Hockey Team, both splitting score of 3-2. "These guys have been winning bronze medals, so from our point of view it's the main achievement of the first week". "It's fast-paced, athletic, a lot of fun", he said.

The "Shib Sibs" are a brother-sister figure skating team. But her best event will be the 10km freestyle event Thursday.

The freestyle competition started on February 9 and runs until February 23.

The U.S. contingent is high off a win from the preliminary round series against Russian Federation, as they routed the latter at a lopsided 5-0 record before this highlight match. The fact that the sister of the leader of North Korea also attended the opening ceremony and went on to have talks with the President of South Korea afterwards was a huge step forward in thawing the relationship between the two countries.

Patrick Chan, whose participation in the team event gold medal was a bright moment in an otherwise tough season, is sixth heading into the free skate after falling on a triple Axel attempt.

Organizers of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics have put athletes' safety among their top priorities by providing Olympic participants with a record number of condoms. Those Olympics were viewed as one of Russia's least successful.

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