Posts Tagged ‘Local Sports’

Canadian Moose Pops In for ‘Bobsleigh Update’ in Viral Photo

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018


Well, the Olympics do have something for everyone. Even a moose. A photo of a giant moose peering through a sliding glass door on a porch in Canada, transfixed on a television showing the 2-man bobsled…

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Cross-Country: Women, Men Race for Team Sprint Gold

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018


The cross-country team sprint event made its debut at the 2006 Turin Games. In Pyeongchang, it will be contested using the freestyle technique.Each country can enter one team, consisting of two athletes,…

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‘Old People Olympics’ With Former Olympians

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018


Julia Mancuso finally makes her way over to the mountains of Pyeongchang to enjoy some skiing. She recruits some former Olympians to join her and compete in the “Old Person Olympics” for the Olympic…

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Men’s Curling: Win or Go Home

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018


It’s win or go home for the U.S. men’s curling team when it plays Great Britain Wednesday at Gangneung Curling Centre. The American team is coming off unexpected back-to-back wins over Canada, the 2014…

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Women’s Curling: Team USA Needs Help to Advance

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018


The United States’ women’s curling team will play Sweden Wednesday at Gangneung Curling Centre needing a win and some help to advance to the semifinals. Following a 9-6 loss to South Korea on Tuesday, the

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South Korean Women’s Curler Strikes Gold as Internet Meme

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018


Every Olympic Games need a meme hero. For the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang we give you the steely-eyed glare of Kim Eun-jung, team captain of the South Korean women’s curling team.

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France’s Chapuis Looks to Repeat in Men’s Ski Cross

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018


France’s Jean Frederic Chapuis looks to defend his Sochi gold in the men’s freestyle ski cross Wednesday (Tuesday night in the U.S.). Chapuis has owned the event in the years between the Sochi and Pyeongchang…

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The Curious Case of Elizabeth Swaney

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018


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‘National Disgrace’: South Koreans Want Speedskaters Banned

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018


Two South Korean speedskaters have come under fire for shaming their teammate in a live interview on national television South Korea finished seventh in the 500m team pursuit heats in Pyeongchang on Monday…

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Asian-American Ice Skaters Represent Team USA in Record Numbers

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018


Seven out of 14 U.S. figure skaters at the Olympics are of Asian-American descent.

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Back to the Future? Ski Ballet Gets Its Moment Online

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018


If you thought curling was an amusing Olympic sport, you probably haven’t seen ski ballet. Ski ballet, a hybrid of figure skating and gymnastics, made its Olympic debut as a demonstration sport at the Calgary…

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6 to Watch: Vonn’s Alpine Downhill, Tennell in Short Program

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018


Lindsey Vonn gets another crack at winning her first Olympic medal since 2010, when she became the face of Team USA at the Vancouver Olympics. Elana Meyers Taylor goes after the gold medal that just eluded…

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By the Numbers: Canadian Figure Skaters Make Olympic History

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018


Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir skated into Olympic history, the Shib Sibs added to their medal count and Team USA advanced in men’s hockey. Here are the Pyeongchang Games by the numbers.

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Heart Melting Moments With The Shibutanis

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018


The figure skating team known as the “Shib Sibs,” melted hearts with their emotional ice dance performance, winning them the bronze medal.

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Watch: Nordic Combined Men’s Individual Large Hill Ski Jump

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018


The second of three Nordic combined events takes place on Tuesday with the individual large hill/10 km competition.Germany will be the team to beat after winning all four available gold medals at last…

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USA’s Maia and Alex Shibutani Bring Home the Bronze in Ice Dance

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018


Team USA’s Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani, sibling figure skating partners, won the bronze medal in the ice dance competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Games. The so-called “Shib Sibs” also…

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Brita Sigourney Earns Bronze in Women’s Freeski Halfpipe

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018


Team USA’s Brita Sigourney and Annalisa Drew delivered strong runs Tuesday in women’s freeski halfpipe, with Sigourney edging Drew for the bronze.

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Feb. 20 Olympics Photos: Shibutani Siblings Win Bronze

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018


February 20 competition highlights from the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

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What Do Olympians Do With Their Medals?

Monday, February 19th, 2018


Olympic athletes spend many years training to compete on the biggest stage. With 93 countries represented at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, just under 200 athletes have earned a medal so…

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USA Women’s Curling Faces Korea to Keep Semifinal Hope Alive

Monday, February 19th, 2018


The United States women’s curling team’s semifinal hopes are very much alive.Team USA took a big lead early and cruised to a 10-4 win over China on Monday morning at the Gangneung Curling Centre. The win moved

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Kooreman, Gehring Compete in Women’s Short Track 1000m

Monday, February 19th, 2018


Americans Jessica Kooreman and Lana Gehring will be among 32 women competing in qualifying runs Tuesday in the 1000m short track speedskating event at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.The action will take place at…

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‘Powerbelly,’ Saggy Pants: Olympic Wardrobe Malfunctions

Monday, February 19th, 2018


The Pyeongchang Olympics have had more wardrobe malfunctions than a Super Bowl halftime show but the Sochi games also had some memorable ones.

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10 Winter Olympics Moments You Should Never Try at Home

Monday, February 19th, 2018


The Winter Olympics is full of moments that one should really not try at home.
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The Origins of the Winter Olympics’ Craziest Sports

Monday, February 19th, 2018


The Winter Olympics are undeniably cool, but some of the sports can seem absolutely crazy, making you wonder whose bright idea it was to first hurtle down a nearly mile-long tube of ice (bobsled, skeleton, luge)…

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Norovirus Spreads, Threatens an Age-Old Hockey Tradition

Monday, February 19th, 2018


Officials have told Olympic hockey players to fist-bump each other rather than shake hands to prevent transmission of norovirus.

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6 to Watch: Men’s Hockey Faces Elimination, Shib Sibs Skate

Monday, February 19th, 2018


The Shib sibs retake the ice in the second part of the ice dance competition. Maddie Bowman looks to repeat her gold medal performance from Sochi in the women’s freestyle skiing halfpipe.

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Germany and Canada Both Win Gold in Thrilling 2-Man Bobsled Finish

Monday, February 19th, 2018


Canada’s Justin Kripps and Germany’s Francesco Friedrich entered the Olympics as the top two bobsled drivers in the world.

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Scott Hamilton Has High Praise for the US Women’s Figure Skaters

Monday, February 19th, 2018


The former ice skater and current analyst talked about the Americans gearing up for the upcoming women’s figure skating event.

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Pyeongchang by the Numbers: #NipSlip, Rippon’s About-Face

Monday, February 19th, 2018


An embarrassing wardrobe malfunction for French ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis, a ticket sale milestone, and figure skater Adam Rippon’s change of heart. Here are the Pyeongchang Games by the numbers.

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Watch Ski Jumping: Men’s Team Large Hill Final

Monday, February 19th, 2018


Medals are up for grabs in Monday in the men’s large hill team ski jumping at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.First round of the competition begins at 7:30 a.m. ET. USA’s jumping team has Kevin…

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