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Dutch Speed Skaters Apologize For Jubilantly Tossing Giant Replica Medal At Fans Dutch Speed Skaters Apologize For Jubilantly Tossing Giant Replica Medal At Fans

The Holland House is the place to be for the Pyeongchang Olympics if you’re Dutch. It has concerts, drunken revelry, appearances by medal-winning Dutch athletes, and possible minor head injuries. Speedskating quartet Sven Kramer, Jan Blokhuijsen, Patrick Roest, and Koen Verweij attended a party at the house last night…

America's Lamoureux Twins Take Down The Canadian Hockey Dynasty America's Lamoureux Twins Take Down The Canadian Hockey Dynasty

In the third straight edition of USA vs. Canada in the women’s Olympic hockey gold medal game, the Americans flipped the script. Team USA rode a Jocelyne Lamoureux winner in a six-frame shootout to break a dramatic 80-minute 2-2 deadlock and earn a gold medal for the first time since 1998. Shootouts suck, but the…

France's Kevin Rolland Takes Brutal Fall During Men's Halfpipe Final France's Kevin Rolland Takes Brutal Fall During Men's Halfpipe Final

Kevin Rolland of France suffered an especially nasty fall during the freestyle skiing men’s halfpipe final, landing right on the lip of the pipe and crashing in hard before tumbling backwards.

Olympic Ski Racer Taken Away On Stretcher After Nasty Crash Olympic Ski Racer Taken Away On Stretcher After Nasty Crash

Canadian ski cross racer Chris Del Bosco fought gravity and lost during a qualifying heat, losing control at the worst moment and catapulting some 30 feet down the course and landing hard on his right side.

Scott Moir Says He Respects Ice Dancing Too Much To Fuck Scott Moir Says He Respects Ice Dancing Too Much To Fuck

Here is a brief video of Scott Moir speaking at a press conference. Moir and his skating partner Tessa Virtue are two-time Olympic gold medalists in ice dancing. Moir has said that they’re retiring after these Olympics—“I think it’s a nice end to our Olympic career”—but they also “retired” after Sochi and returned…

This Is A Truly Dreadful Curling Shot This Is A Truly Dreadful Curling Shot

It does not take a curling genius (or, barring that, just a regular old Canadian citizen) to figure out that Japanese skip Yusuke Morozumi really boinked this one against Denmark.

This Is Why Cross-Country Skiers Collapse And Barf After Races This Is Why Cross-Country Skiers Collapse And Barf After Races

I get to trot this grainy photo out every four years, my own personal Olympic medal. There I am in the bottom right wearing team-issued Jackson Pollock spandex, flanked by advertisements for Red Lobster and a local brewery, my mouth open as though I’m screaming in sheer agony.

North Korean Speed Skater Appears To Trip Opponent After Falling North Korean Speed Skater Appears To Trip Opponent After Falling

North Korean short-track speed skater Kwang Bom Jong caused a stir during a preliminary heat of the men’s 500 meter race. Right after the start of his race he stumbled and fell flat on his stomach, at which point he appeared to reach out and attempt to trip Japanese skater Ryosuke Sakazume.

Czech Republic's Shootout Win Sends The U.S. Men Home

A shootout win by the Czech Republic broke a 2-2 tie in the men’s hockey quarterfinals and knocked Team USA out of the Olympics. Goaltender Pavel Francouz was the hero, stopping all five U.S. attempts, while Petr Koukal got the lone shootout goal against American goalie Ryan Zapolski.

Tessa Virtue And Scott Moir Moulin Rouge-d Their Way To Another Olympic Gold Medal Tessa Virtue And Scott Moir Moulin Rouge-d Their Way To Another Olympic Gold Medal

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, the Canadian ice dance team that received positive grades of execution for a lift that can only be described as “face sitting on ice skates” won their second gold medal of these Olympics tonight and their third Olympic gold medal overall. They’re now the 2010 Olympic champions in the event…

Nathan Chen Has Four Very Long Years Ahead Of Him Nathan Chen Has Four Very Long Years Ahead Of Him

American figure skater Nathan Chen came into Pyeongchang with the promise of a possible coronation. He’ll leave, instead, with a whole lot of work left to do. The 18-year-old winner of back-to-back U.S. national titles, who was many people’s pick to win gold at the men’s individual competition in his first Olympics,…

What The Hell Is Sweden Doing With Its Phenom? What The Hell Is Sweden Doing With Its Phenom?

The Swedish men’s hockey team just barely squeaked by Germany this morning, riding an early goal from Victor Stahlberg to win 1-0 despite getting outshot 28-26. Two games into the Olympics, that win plus a 4-0 defeat of Norway in their opening game suggest that things are going smoothly. They aren’t.

Two Swiss Skiers Come Down With Norovirus At Olympics Two Swiss Skiers Come Down With Norovirus At Olympics

The Norovirus outbreak at the 2018 Olympics has mostly been confined to staff and security personnel, but today it was confirmed that the bug has finally reached the athletes.

Mikaela Shiffrin Failed To Medal In Her Best Event Mikaela Shiffrin Failed To Medal In Her Best Event

Fresh off a a gold-medal win less than 24 hours prior in the giant slalom, Team USA’s Mikaela Shiffrin seemed poised to build momentum with another gold in her best event: the (regular) slalom. However, Shiffrin couldn’t even get to the podium, finishing fourth with a total time across two runs of 1:39.03 while Frida…

Adam Rippon Isn't Quite The Best, But He Is The Most Fun Adam Rippon Isn't Quite The Best, But He Is The Most Fun

Figure skater Adam Rippon, the undisputed breakout American star of these Olympic games, finally got to show off his long-awaited short-form performance today in Pyeongchang. It’s modern, it’s fun, it’s soundtracked by, in Rippon’s own words, “a trashy club mix,” and it does not disappoint. Here’s a version of it from…

The Youngest American Olympian, Vincent Zhou, Nailed The Games' First-Ever Quad Lutz The Youngest American Olympian, Vincent Zhou, Nailed The Games' First-Ever Quad Lutz

Seventeen-year-old Vincent Zhou, the youngest American competing in any event at these Winter Olympics, pulled off a move tonight that no one at the Games had ever landed cleanly before: the quad lutz. It’s the most difficult move currently recognized as achievable, and it requires four rotations after a jump from the…

Gahhh Kristian Forsberg Took A Skate To The Face Gahhh Kristian Forsberg Took A Skate To The Face

The Swedish men’s hockey team beat Norway 4-0 in a preliminary round game yesterday, and it was a particularly tough night for Norway’s Kristian Forsberg, who got to live out every hockey player’s worst nightmare.

The U.S. Women Were This Close To Taking Canada To Overtime The U.S. Women Were This Close To Taking Canada To Overtime

The U.S. women’s hockey team were so close to pulling off what would have been a very fun comeback. They controlled the majority of their final group-stage battle against Canada—which didn’t really matter but served as a preview of the expected gold-medal game—but the Americans still found themselves down 2-0 after a…

The Knierims Heard About The Florida School Shooting Moments Before Taking The Ice The Knierims Heard About The Florida School Shooting Moments Before Taking The Ice

At least 17 people were killed today by a man with an AR-15 at a Florida high school, with a still-unconfirmed number of people injured. It is the 18th school shooting of 2018.

Swiss Olympic Skier Appears To Be An Escalator Wizard Or Some Shit Swiss Olympic Skier Appears To Be An Escalator Wizard Or Some Shit

Swissman Fabian Bösch is a former world champion and X-Games gold medalist, but more importantly, he’s an escalator genius. If I did this, I would tear my rotator cuff, but I guess that’s why I’m not in the Olympics.

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