Sochi Olympics Liveblog, Day 3

Curling! Finally!

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Finally, the day has come: the curling events! We had to sit through a full weekend where literally nothing important happened and now, our patience has been rewarded with curling. Curling: The Sport People Love To Talk About But Nobody Quite Knows The Rules To. Gotta love it. Going on right now, at 12 a.m. Eastern, there are four different curling matches. It's time for the quad box.

Also happening today is the Women's Super-combined, which adds up the times of one slalom run and one downhill run. Will 2010 silver medalist Julia Mancuso of the U.S.A. finally clinch the gold?

Lastly, look out for women's hockey, where the United States takes on Switzerland, and Finland takes on Canada.


2:50 p.m.: Canada's Alex Bilodeau has won the gold medal in the men's moguls event, beating out teammate Mikael Kingsbury, who earned the silver. Russia's Alexandr Smyshlyaev took the bronze.

12:31 p.m.: Three Dutch athletes won medals in the 500m speed skating competition, with the Michel Mulder nabbing the gold , finishing just a moment after teammate Jan Smeekens, who won the silver medal. Ronald Mulder, Michel's twin, got the bronze.

8:52 a.m.: Germany's Maria Höfl-Riesch is taking home the gold in the super-combined event, beating out Austria's Nicole Hosp and American Julia Mancuso, who earned the silver and bronze medals, respectively.

Macnuso, right, and Höfl-Riesch. AP/Charlie Riedel

This is Höfl-Riesch's third gold medal, and she will have the opportunity to win more in this Olympics.

And here are the results of the first session women's curling round robin.

  • Canada beat China, 9-2
  • Switzerland beat U.S.A., 7-4
  • Russia beat Denmark, 7-4
  • Sweden beat Great Britain, 6-4

7:42 a.m.: Today's Sochi Weather Update: There's a high of 61°F (it's currently 59°) and no chance of precipitation.

7: 25 a.m.: Canada's Charles Hamelin has won the gold medal in men's 1,500-meter short track speed skating.

3:12 a.m.: Here are the results of the first session men's curling round robin.

  • China beat Denmark, 7 - 4
  • Canada beat Germany, 11 - 8
  • Sweden beat Switzerland, 7 - 5
  • Great Britain beat Russia, 7 - 4


Here's where the medal count stands at the beginning of Monday's events.


Monday’s Schedule of Events (All listed times are Eastern):

Curling Men’s Preliminaries: 12 a.m. and 10 a.m.

Alpine Skiing Women’s Super-Combined Downhill: 2 a.m.

Alpine Skiing Women’s Super-Combined Slalom: 6 a.m.

Speed Skating Short Track Men’s 1500m: 4:45 a.m.

Speed Skating Women’s 500m, 3000m relay: 4:45 a.m.

Curling Women’s Preliminaries: 5 a.m.

Women’s Ice Hockey, USA vs. Switzerland: 5 a.m.

Luge Men’s and Women’s Doubles Official Training: 6 a.m.

Speed Skating Men’s 500m: 8 a.m.

Freestyle Skiing Men’s Moguls Qualifying: 9 a.m.

Freestyle Skiing Men’s Moguls Final: 1 p.m.

Luge Women’s Singles Runs: 9:45 a.m.

Biathlon Men’s 12.5km Pursuit: 10 a.m.

Women’s Ice Hockey, Canada vs. Finland: 10 a.m.

Ski Jumping Women’s Individual 95m Hill Training: 12 p.m.

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