Elizabeth Swaney’s leisurely swooshing looked more like morning lessons at Beaver Creek than a qualifying run at the world’s quadrennial event.
Not if the IOC wants to maintain a shred of credibility, not if it wants the rest of the world to believe it considers doping to be a serious breach.
Ryan Donato scored two goals, Troy Terry had three assists and the United States beat Slovakia 5-1 in the qualification round.
The game-ending hockey handshake is one of the finest traditions in all of sports, but it’s getting iced at the Olympics.
Dani Cameranesi scored two goals and added an assist, and the United States will play for the gold medal that has eluded them for nearly two decades.
If you’re inclined to criticize Granato or the late Johannson, who built this roster before he passed away suddenly last month, save your breath.
Chen was 17th in the short program before his dazzling performance in the free skate. Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu repeats as Olympic medalist,
Vonn had a fast run going before going too wide on a turn near the bottom. She finished in a tie for sixth.
It was a rough day in Pyeongchang for Mikaela Shiffrin and Nathan Chen.
Two-time U.S. champion Nathan Chen, a pre-games favorite, missed on all his jumps, plummeting to 17th place. Adam Rippon was seventh.
Goalie Ryan Zapolski made 21 saves for his first Olympic victory, which is crucial considering only the top 4 of 12 teams avoid qualification round.
Sweden’s Frida Hansdotter held off Shiffrin and the rest of a tightly bunched field to win the Olympic slalom title.
The sport’s most decorated rider, Jacobellis has failed to return to the podium since settling for silver after an ill-advised jump in 2006.
American Mikaela Shiffrin celebrated by using a hard-charging final run to win the women’s giant slalom Thursday.
The 22-year-old American standout trailed by 0.20 seconds heading into the last run, but made up ground in no time by powering through ruts.