Winter Olympics 2018: Medals, Results and Schedule

Winter Olympics 2018: Medals, Results and Schedule
5 things you need to know Tuesday
nFrom a “hangry” gold medalist to Shaun White’s soaring Pyeongchang showing, there was a lot of action Tuesday morning in South Korea. Chloe Kim earned her ice cream in the women’s snowboard halfpipe final, claiming the gold medal in dominating — and we mean dominating — fashion. White caught some big air in qualifying in the men’s halfpipe event, getting back to his old school “Flying Tomato” ways. Meanwhile, the IOC decided early Tuesday to allow the Statue of Liberty image to stand on Team USA goalie masks after the image was being reviewed to determine if it was in violation of the IOC’s ban of political symbols on masks. Other notable events of the day include; Mikaela Shiffrin’s Pyeongchang debut; the men’s halfpipe final; and the figure skating pairs’ short program. Don’t forget to check out how Team USA is faring in the medal count.

Grab some beads because Mardi Gras is here! The annual celebration marks the end of the festive season of Carnival which is celebrated around the world. The name means “Fat Tuesday” in French, a reference to the tradition of indulging in rich, fatty foods before Lent, the season where Christians fast and give up worldly pleasures. Millions of tourists will flock to New Orleans for its famous Bourbon Street Mardi Gras celebrations featuring elaborate parades, costumes and music. Revelers can enjoy traditional sweet treats — like purple, gold and green King Cakes.

"I started seeing everybody putting in these great runs and I figured I would just kind of step it up and they motivated me to send it," said White, whose 98.50 second run didn’t even include a 1440-degree jump. That’s a double-twisting double flip (four 360-degree body rotations in all) if you’re trying to keep up.

5 things you need to know Tuesday

Tuesday night brings the highest honor in the canine world: the Best in Show award at the 142nd Westminster Dog Show in New York. At the annual show at Madison Square Garden, judges first select the champs in seven dog groups: hound, toy, non-sporting, herding, sporting, working, and terrier. Those winners then compete for the Best in Show prize. In 2017, a female German shepherd named Rumor overcame disappointment from a year earlier to take the top prize. Fox Sports 1 will provide live coverage of the Group Competition and Best in Show judging from 8-11 p.m. ET.

A British judge is scheduled to quash or uphold an arrest warrant Tuesday for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Assange, who has spent more than five years inside Ecuador’s London embassy to avoid detention, was wanted in Sweden for a rape investigation. Swedish prosecutors dropped the investigation last year, but the British warrant for violating bail conditions still stands. Assange’s lawyers asked for the warrant to be withdrawn, arguing that 5½ years in the embassy has been punishment enough. The judge rejected their request last week. 

White, though, felt he was always pointed toward 2018. Even after a pair of training crashes in New Zealand last fall – both of which resulted in hospital visits – he considered this season a slow build to Pyeongchang. And sure enough, though he hadn’t won an event this season and had yet to lock up a spot on the Olympic team, he turned in one of the best performances of his career Jan. 13 at the U.S. Grand Prix of Snowmass – and it happened to come in front of the same judges who will score the Pyeongchang contest. He aimed big and landed everything: a frontside double cork 1440, cab double cork 1080, double McTwist 1260, among his tricks. He earned a score of 100, only the second perfect mark awarded to a male snowboarder. White claimed the other as well, back in 2012.

The 2018 edition of Sports Illustrated’s famous Swimsuit Issue will be revealed on Tuesday, including who will land the coveted cover. Supermodel Kate Upton was last year’s cover star, her third cover for the magazine since 2012. While currently a secret, SI is teasing that this year’s reveal will be a “moment for the ages.” Beyond the cover star, SI has also made waves with this year’s issue by joining the Me Too movement with an empowering “In Her Own Words” project.  Sports Illustrated editor M.J. Day said in an interview  that the models chose “powerful words, positive words” written across their nude bodies “that represent them and their beliefs and their passions and their messaging.” 

Though legacy is safe, White seeks redemption after failure at Sochi

Chloe Kim, of the United States, celebrates winning gold after the women’s halfpipe finals. ( The Yomiuri Shimbun via AP Images )

Two days later than expected, Mikaela Shiffrin will make her Pyeongchang debut on Wednesday morning (Tuesday night in the U.S.). After the giant slalom race was postponed due to dangerous winds Monday, Shiffrin will first ski in her signature event, the slalom. Shiffrin was the youngest-ever Olympic slalom champion at the Sochi Games at age 18, and she’s the first woman to win three consecutive slalom world titles in 78 years. She hopes to become the first person to win the slalom gold medal twice in a row. 

Big day of Olympics ahead, especially for fans who want to see if halfpipe legend Shaun White can win another gold at age 41. Wait. Sorry. He’s 31. Just seems …

Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim were named the sole U.S. pair skaters for the Pyeongchang Games in January after a tough journey to the Olympics. The couple met in 2012, when then-Alexa Scimeca split from her first partner, and the following year earned a silver medal at the 2013 U.S. Championships. They married in 2016, but soon afterward she needed multiple abdominal surgeries for a life-threatening condition; they missed most of the 2016-17 season’s competitions. 

The elder statesmen showed Monday night (“our” Monday night; Tuesday after in Pyeongchang) in qualifying that he’s still great.

White’s nearly perfect score is just the latest of his high-scoring qualification runs. In January, White scored a perfect 100 when qualifying for the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team. That perfect score came with comments by his competitors, including James who criticized the judges for awarding it. “Personally, and I have spoken to a lot of other snowboarders, it’s pretty tough to get a perfect score,” he told NBCOlympics.com. “I didn’t agree with that at all.”

Plus, pairs skating begins and U.S. alpine star Mikaela Shiffrin is expected to finally get on the course.Ski racing has been delayed by high winds.

White, who has earned two Olympic gold medals in his signature event, had already secured his spot in the halfpipe finals with a score of 93.25 in his first run, but scored an impressive 98.50 in his second. That run, which included back-to-back 1260s, placed him above all others in the competitive and talented halfpipe field, which includes gold medal contenders Scotty James of Australia and Ayumu Hirano of Japan.
5 things you need to know Tuesday
5 things you need to know Tuesday

Here is what’s ahead, what’s happened along with nuggets, the TV schedule and the medal count.

Kyle Mack jumps during the men’s slopestyle qualifying. (AP photo)

West Bloomfield snowboarder Kyle Mack is roommates with Red Gerard, the 17-year-old who won slopestyle Saturday and the first U.S. gold medal in Pyeongchang. The night before th eevent performance, Gerard and Mack watched an “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” with Gerard set to wake up at 6 a.m.

(CNN)He’s an icon in his sport and one of the most recognizable and talked about figures at the Winter Olympics, but Shaun White has a score to settle at the Games.
Shaun White flies on to pursue more gold Feb. 13 at 2018 Winter Olympics
Shaun White flies on to pursue more gold Feb. 13 at 2018 Winter Olympics

According to a story from Yahoo Sports, at 6:20, Mack said, “Red, you out of bed yet?”

SEE IT: Shaun White puts on a show, leading talented field into halfpipe final at Winter Olympics
SEE IT: Shaun White puts on a show, leading talented field into halfpipe final at Winter Olympics

He wasn’t, and he grabbed a quick egg sandwich and couldn’t find his puffy jacket, so Mack gave him his.

“Everyone in the contest was worried about the wind and stuff,” said Mack, who was 24th in slopestyle and is expected to compete in Big Air on Feb. 21. “I kept telling him, ‘Don’t think about it. Do the run you know you have to do.’ He went out and put it down flawlessly.”

Mack has also caught some flak for having droopy drawers while he competed. Twitter roasted him pretty good.

Kyle Mack.. pull your pants up! You’re representing your country. It’s not cute. #olympics2018



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