Here we are, day seven. Can you believe it's been a whole week since one of the Olympic Rings malfunctioned and those policemen sang Daft Punk? Seems like ages ago. We were so young back then. Anyhow, the Olympics wait for no man or woman, so here is what's going on today.
A few medals are up for grabs, including in the men's super-combined, women's freestyle skiing aerials, and women's skeleton. Bode Miller, who has not had a particularly great Olympics so far, is the defending champion in the super-combined.
The final two of four runs in the women's skeleton competition are pretty much only to determine second and third place. Great Britain's Lizzy Yarnold holds a .44 second lead from her two previous runs, and pending disaster, that should be an easy lead to hold.
And as always, curling—the sport by which, thousands of years from now, aliens will judge our civilization—continues.
2:36 p.m.: So ... with one week in the books, here is the updated medal count as of the end of Friday. Norway and the United States are tied at the top with 13 overall medals, while Germany holds the most Golds with 7 (and 10 total.) The Netherlands and Russia each have 12 a piece, and Canada is right there with 11, so it's anybody's game. The Games continue tomorrow!
2:06 p.m.: RESULT: Despite some stumbles in the free program, Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan holds on to win Gold in men's figure skating. Patrick Chan of Canada wins silver and Denis Ten of Kazakhstan was the surprise bronze medal winner.
1:30 p.m.: RESULT: Alla Tsuper of Belarus, won the Women's Freestyle Aerials, taking Gold over Mengtao Xu of China and Lydia Lassila of Australia. Meanwhile, Elizabeth Yarnold of Great Britain has taken Women's Skeleton. America's Noelle Pikus-Pace got Silver and Elena Nikitina of Russia was third. The only event remaining today is Men's figure skating, which is down to the final few competitors (and is live on NBC Sports Network and online.)
9:50 a.m.: A touching sidenote to the cross country skiing race earlier. The last man to finish the race was Roberto Carcelen, Peru first and only Winter Olympian, who finished 30 minutes after the win (in a race that most skiers complete in 40.) But the crowd stayed with him, cheering him on to the finish line, where the first person to greet him was ... Dario Cologna, who had just won the Gold medal.
8:00 a.m.: What's on now? Glad you asked. The only live event right now is men's hockey (Switzerland-Sweden, live on NBC Sports Network), and the first round of men's skeleton (streaming online only.) Coming up in the next hour though, we have women's freestyle skiing aerials, the women's 15K biathlon race, and more curling at 10:00 a.m. ET. Also at 10:00, we have the day's biggest event, the men's figure skating free skate. Who will it all?!
7:27 a.m.: Swiss athlete Dario Cologna nabbed the gold medal in the men's cross country skiing 15 km event, beating Sweden's Johan Olsson, who came in second, and fellow Swede Daniel Richardsson, who took the bronze.
In the men's super-combined event, Switzerland's Sandro Viletta won the gold. The silver medal went to Croatia's Ivica Kostelic, and the bronze to Italy's Christof Innerhofer. Noticeably absent from the list of medalists is Bode Miller, who got off to a rough start and finished in sixth place.
2:09 a.m.: In the downhill portion of the super-combined, Bode Miller placed 11th, already +1.43 off of first place. That's a lot of time to make up for in the slalom portion.
Here's the medal count going into Friday. Germany's still in it to win it.
Friday's Schedule of Events (All listed times are Eastern):
Men's Curling Prelims: 12 a.m., 10 a.m.
Alpine Skiing Men's Super-Combined Downhill: 1 a.m.
Alpine Skiing Men's Super-Combined Slalom: 6:30 a.m.
Men's Ice Hockey, Czech Republic vs. Latvia: 3 a.m.
Cross-Country Men's 15km Classic: 5 a.m.
Curling Women's Prelims: 5 a.m.
Men's Hockey, Sweden vs. Switzerland: 7:30 a.m.
Skeleton Men's Runs 1-2: 7:30 a.m.
Freestyle Skiing Women's Aerials Qualifying: 8:45 a.m.
Freestyle Skiing Women's Aerials Finals: 12:30 p.m.
Biathlon Women's 15km Individual: 9 a.m.
Figure Skating Men's Free Skate: 10 a.m.
Skeleton Women's Runs 3-4: 10:20 a.m.
Ski Jump Men’s 120m Hill Trial Jump: 11:10 a.m.
Ski Jump Men’s 120m Hill Qualifying: 12:30 a.m.
Men's Ice Hockey, Canada vs. Austria: 12 p.m.
Men's Ice Hockey, Norway vs. Finland: 12 p.m.
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