South Korea gets men's skeleton Olympic gold


I just don't think Nordic combined has the same "cult classic" potential.

No medal will be on the line Thursday.

He not only got that, but he also engrained himself in the history books by earning Team USA's 100th total gold medal in Winter Olympics history.

Rounding out the top five are Canada (tied with the Netherlands with 13 medals) and the United States, Austria, and the OAR (all tied with eight).

South Korea gets men's skeleton Olympic gold
South Korea gets men's skeleton Olympic gold

Canada's Lawes/Morris, both Olympic champions, were on fire here in PyeongChang Games and have beaten Switzerland 7-2 in the round robin session.

The American threw down a spectacular final run in men's halfpipe to slip by Japan's Ayumu Hirano.

"We've been preparing for this tournament for four years", said Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson, a three-time Olympian.

However, an absolute record belongs to the Rio Games at which a whopping 450,000 condoms were distributed among the athletes, with 42 condoms going to each competitor.

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They are sitting 19th in the medals table, having so far won three silver and seven bronze medals.

When you talk about a huge sporting event like this one in South Korea you can not really ignore the large geo-political issues that swirl around the occasion.

SILVER SLIDE - Canada's luge relay team put their disappointment from the Sochi Olympics firmly behind them with an impressive silver-medal performance. The Olympics only raises the stakes.

"We'd like to fill in that part of the chart, so that we get a number instead of a zero", the head of the delegation, Stanislav Pozdnyakov, said Sunday. But odds are, many people here in the US probably did not see it. Although she's recovering from a knee injury, she's still on the schedule to compete this Olympics, alongside another medal victor, Kelsey Serwa. Veteran netminder Shannon Szabados had 22 saves in Canada's 4-1 win over Finland on Tuesday. But Canada won the final four games in December with two each in Canada and in the United States.

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"As you know, today these guys are winning bronze medals and in our opinion that has been the biggest accomplishment of the first half of the Olympic Games".

If we counted only the Sochi medals that were from sports on the Olympic program in 1988, the USA would have three golds (two Alpine skiing, one ice dancing), two silvers (Alpine skiing and women's hockey, which wasn't contested before 1998) and five bronze (two Alpine skiing, two bobsled and one luge).

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