Published: Tue, February 20, 2018
Business | By Max Garcia

Norway still holds a small lead in the Winter Olympics medal table

Norway still holds a small lead in the Winter Olympics medal table

The opening ceremony took fans by storm. In the crowd was South Korean President Moon Jae-in and First Lady Kim Jung-sook, cheering along with everyone else as Choi crossed the finish line.

The winds played havoc with the event, sending numerous competitors flaying to their backsides, including O'Brien in her first attempt.

Yun held the lead after each of four runs on his home track, finishing a comfortable 1.63 seconds ahead of second-placed Nikita Tregubov (OAR) with Dom Parsons (GBR) claiming the bronze medal. Team USA walked out to arguably one of the most popular Korean song, "Gangnam Style" by PSY. "And some of those are on the well, so it's an exciting time for us".

Chris Mazdzer from the men's luge team came out with a silver, and the figure skating team event came together to win a bronze.

This year's games leave 102 medals up for grabs. The former world champion will look to flip the script in Pyeongchang when he competes Thursday. Chen, an 18-year-old from Salt Lake City, Utah, is the only undefeated male skater in the world to be competing at the Olympics. Frida Hansdotter took the gold, the fourth for Sweden in these games. On his first run, he hit the wall coming out of the infamous ninth turn and struggled the rest of the run, essentially ending his shot at a medal. Kasai, a 45-year-old ski jumper, is making his eighth straight appearance at the Olympics.

Before the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, athletes from only nine different countries had won medals in skeleton. There have been a number of remarkable performances from countries and individual athletes alike, and while there's a long way to go, we can still celebrate the accomplishments so far.

The first week of the Winter Olympics is nearly over, check out where your country stands. I wanted it so bad for them. The workers were even forced to stop using a metal detector at one point, a very uncommon occurrence at the Olympic Games where security is always stringent. That's a lifetime in sliding, especially when considering that the winning margin in the last four men's skeleton events at the Olympics is 1.21 seconds — combined.

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