PyeongChang individual medalists Wendy Holdener and Ramon Zenhaeusern led the way as Switzerland beat Austria 3-1 in a final showdown of traditional Alpine powerhouses to win the inaugural mixed team gold at the Winter Olympics on Saturday.
Majestic Marcel Hirscher won his second gold medal of the PyeongChang Games after leaving a field of rivals trailing in his wake with another technical masterclass in the giant slalom at Yongpyong Alpine Center on Sunday.
Austria’s Matthias Mayer made up for the disappointment of his injury-hampered downhill title defense at the PyeongChang Olympics by skiing an error-free run to win the men’s super-G on Friday, ending 16 years of Norwegian dominance of the event.
A star was born on Tuesday morning in the Taebaek mountains as the American teenager Chloe Kim launched out of a halfpipe into the hearts of the world, delivering on her long-held promise with an Olympic gold medal.
Sochi Olympics champion Jamie Anderson of the US battled challenging cross winds that had delayed the start of the final to win her second successive Olympic gold in the women’s snowboard slopestyle at the PyeongChang Games on Monday.
Norway put on a dominant show as the Norwegians swept the board in the first men’s cross-country skiing race at the PyeongChang Olympics on Sunday, and coach Tor Arne Hetland said they have more top-class skiers waiting in the wings.
The Winter Olympics sparked to life in a vivid, colorful ceremony of fire and ice in South Korea on Friday, though the diplomacy was tougher to choreograph in the stadium where leaders from nations that are sworn enemies sat close together.
Even for cold weather warriors hardened by years of winter sports training, the icy chill of South Korea’s frigid February has come as a shock to the system in the leadup to this month’s PyeongChang Olympics.
All eyes are on the two Koreas as the approaching Winter Olympics provides a perfect opportunity for the two unfriendly neighbors to engage in some fence mending. Preliminary reports suggest North Korea has said it will send a delegation of high-ranking officials, athletes, and a cheering squad to the Pyeongchang games in the South next month.