Monday, February 19, 2018

XXIII Olympic Winter Games, Pyeongchang 2018 (Day 11)

1. Norway 11 gold, 9 silver, 8 bronze
2. Germany 10, 6, 4
3. Canada 6, 5, 6
4. Netherlands 6, 5, 2
5. United States 5, 3, 2
6. Sweden 4, 3, 0
T7. Austria 4, 2, 4
T7. France 4, 2, 4
9. South Korea 3, 2, 2
10. Japan 2, 5, 3
11. Switzerland 2, 4, 1
12. Italy 2, 1, 3
13. Czech Republic 1, 2, 3
14. Slovakia 1, 2, 0
15. Belarus 1, 1, 0
16. Great Britain 1, 0, 3
T17. Poland 1, 0, 1
T17. Ukraine 1, 0, 0
19. China 0, 5, 2
20. Australia 0, 2, 1
21. Slovenia 0, 1, 0
22. Finland 0, 0, 3
23. Spain 0, 0, 2
T24. Kazakhstan 0, 0, 1
T24. Latvia 0, 0, 1
T24. Liechtenstein 0, 0, 1
T27. Albania 0, 0, 0
T27. Andorra 0, 0, 0
T27. Argentina 0, 0, 0
T27. Azerbaijan 0, 0, 0
T27. Belgium 0, 0, 0
T27. Bermuda 0, 0, 0
T27. Bolivia 0, 0, 0
T27. Bosnia and Herzegovina 0, 0, 0
T27. Brazil 0, 0, 0
T27. Bulgaria 0, 0, 0
T27. Chile 0, 0, 0
T27. Chinese Taipei 0, 0, 0
T27. Colombia 0, 0, 0
T27. Croatia 0, 0, 0
T27. Cyprus 0, 0, 0
T27. Denmark 0, 0, 0
T27. Ecuador 0, 0, 0
T27. Eritrea 0, 0, 0
T27. Estonia 0, 0, 0
T27. Georgia 0, 0, 0
T27. Ghana 0, 0, 0
T27. Greece 0, 0, 0
T27. Hong Kong 0, 0, 0
T27. Hungary 0, 0, 0
T27. Iceland 0, 0, 0
T27. India 0, 0, 0
T27. Iran 0, 0, 0
T27. Ireland 0, 0, 0
T27. Israel 0, 0, 0
T27. Jamaica 0, 0, 0
T27. Kenya 0, 0, 0
T27. North Korea 0, 0, 0
T27. Kosovo 0, 0, 0
T27. Kyrgyzstan 0, 0, 0
T27. Lebanon 0, 0, 0
T27. Lithuania 0, 0, 0
T27. Luxembourg 0, 0, 0
T27. Macedonia 0, 0, 0
T27. Madagascar 0, 0, 0
T27. Malaysia 0, 0, 0
T27. Malta 0, 0, 0
T27. Mexico 0, 0, 0
T27. Moldova 0, 0, 0
T27. Monaco 0, 0, 0
T27. Mongolia 0, 0, 0
T27. Montenegro 0, 0, 0
T27. Morocco 0, 0, 0
T27. New Zealand 0, 0, 0
T27. Nigeria 0, 0, 0
T27. Pakistan 0, 0, 0
T27. Philippines 0, 0, 0
T27. Portugal 0, 0, 0
T27. Puerto Rico 0, 0, 0
T27. Romania 0, 0, 0
T27. San Marino 0, 0, 0
T27. Serbia 0, 0, 0
T27. Singapore 0, 0, 0
T27. South Africa 0, 0, 0
T27. Thailand 0, 0, 0
T27. East Timor 0, 0, 0
T27. Togo 0, 0, 0
T27. Tonga 0, 0, 0
T27. Turkey 0, 0, 0
T27. Uzbekistan 0, 0, 0


-- XXIII Olympic Winter Games, Pyeongchang 2018 (Day 5)

23 comments:

  1. Team USA (4-3 and tied for fourth) vs. South Korean (5-1 and first place), bearing down on four-team medal round ...

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  2. Nina Roth rink, with two stones to play to South Korea's one, contemplates a potentially great first end with three currently in the house ...

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  3. They get the shot it sounded like they wanted--a high guard at the center of the house--but the NBC Sports Network commentator questions the strategy, and now it appears the Americans are a little less than happy about their play. Indeed, South Korea's skip throws a perfect double. That leaves one American rock in the house with last rock to throw ...

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  4. "This looks really nice," the commentator says of the attempt to draw for two. "Good end."

    USA 2
    KOR 0

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  5. Most American wins in Olympic women's curling since Salt Lake City 2002.

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  6. Disaster for the Americans in the fifth end ... I didn't get to see the whole end, but, with about two rocks left for each team, there was a giant line of red and yellow rocks at the front of the house. And somehow or another, it ended up as a steal of four(!) for the South Koreans!

    Since then, the ship has steadied. Both teams have two rocks to go in the ninth end. Americans have shot rock, and South Korea has "the hammer" (or last shot of the end).

    USA 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 - 6
    KOR 0 1 0 1 4 0 1 0 - 7

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  7. USA 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 - 6
    KOR 0 1 0 1 4 0 1 0 2 - 9

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  8. South Korea's skip, looks a heck of a lot like Annie Potts's character in Ghostbusters, and I'm not being critical--I love both Annie Potts of Franklin and Ghostbusters, the greatest movie of our lives.

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  9. And now CNBC is getting ready to show the Shusters vs. Switzerland. Oh, man, I don't know that I'm emotionally game for another afternoon go of curling's slowly intensifying grind.

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  10. Madisonville tonight/Pyeongchang tomorrow, we've got Lindsey Vonn skiing the downhill, and I have to say I'm ready for that change of pace.

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  11. Mike Tirico did a feature from Lindsey Vonn's grandparents' house in Wisconsin, and it was very, very sweet.

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  12. The women's downhill is one of four alpine-skiing events to go at Pyeongchang 2018. Austria has three gold medals so far in this sport; Norway, a gold and three silvers, and the Czech Republic, Sweden and Team USA each have one gold. Switzerland has no golds but two silvers.

    Austria was the Sochi 2014 leader in the alpine-skiing medal standings (three gold/four silver/two bronze), followed by the United States (2/1/2) and Switzerland (2/0/1). Here are Olympic alpine skiing's all-time medals leaders:

    1. Austria 34 gold, 39 silver, 41 bronze
    2. Switzerland 20, 19, 20
    3. United States 16, 19, 9
    4. France 15, 15, 15
    5. Italy 13, 9, 8

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  13. France has been a climber of late in the Pyeongchang medals table. Today, it took gold in the mixed-relay biathlon competition (in addition to silvers in ice dancing and women's halfpipe freestyle skiing).

    Germany and France each has three gold medals in biathlon at Pyeongchang. Germany also has a silver and two bronze; France, a bronze. After them, the top contenders to win this sport are Norway (1/2/2) and Slovakia (1/2/0). The women's and men's relays are left to be contested in biathlon in Pyeongchang.

    Norway, Belarus and France were the top medal winners in biathlon at Sochi 2014, and here are the all-time standings:

    1. Germany 16, 20, 9
    2. Norway 15, 12, 8
    3. France 6, 5, 10
    4. East Germany 3, 4, 4
    5. Belarus 3, 2, 3
    6. Sweden 3, 1, 6

    (Russia/Soviet Union/Unified Team also have been awarded a bunch of medals in biathlon, but ... you know … the cheating. Just search "Russia" and "Soviet" at this Wikipedia page.)

    The United States has never won a medal in biathlon, which debuted as an Olympic sport at Squaw Valley 1960.

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  14. SUI 0 1 0 1 0 - 2
    USA 0 0 1 0 3 - 4

    SHUSTER!

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  15. Norway is posting its typically strong performance in cross-country skiing: 5/4/2. Sweden (2/2/0), Switzerland (1/0/0) and Finland (0/0/2) have also been in the mix. This is pretty much how it played out in Sochi 2014, too.

    The men's and women's team sprints take place Wednesday. That'll leave only the men's and women's mass starts to go for cross-country skiing at Pyeongchang 2018. Here's the all-time medals standings in this sport:

    1. Norway 40, 38, 29
    2. Sweden 29, 22, 23
    3. Finland 20, 24, 32
    4. Italy 9, 12, 13
    5. Estonia 4, 2, 1

    Again, Billy Koch for silver in 1976 is the only U.S. medalist ever in cross-country skiing.

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  16. SUI 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 - 4
    USA 0 0 1 0 3 0 3 0 - 7

    Shuster with a brilliant double on the penultimate shot of the eighth end to limit Switzerland to a 1 with the hammer.

    By the way, there have been medals awarded in only one curling event so far, and, of course, there's a doping allegation of one of the two Olympic Athletes from Russia who were awarded the bronze.

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  17. The Swiss concede after nine ends!

    Men's curling standings:

    Sweden 7-1
    Canada 5-3
    Great Britain 5-3
    Switzerland 5-4
    Japan 4-4
    United States 4-4
    Norway 3-5
    South Korea 3-5
    Italy 3-6
    Denmark 2-6

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  18. Here’s the 2:05 p.m. Pyeongchang Wednesday/11:05 p.m. Madisonville Tuesday draw in men’s curling:

    — Denmark vs. Canada on Sheet A,
    — Great Britain vs. Team USA on Sheet B,
    — Sweden vs. Norway on Sheet C and
    — South Korea vs. Japan on Sheet D.

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  19. The women’s standings:

    1. South Korea 7-1
    2. Sweden 6-2
    3. Great Britain 6-3
    4. Japan 5-3
    5. United States 4-4
    6. China 4-5
    7. Canada 3-5
    8. Switzerland
    9. Denmark 1-7

    And the draw at 5:05 a.m. Madisonville/8:05 p.m. Pyeongchang Wednesday:

    — Sweden vs. United States on Sheet A,
    — Switzerland vs. Japan on Sheet B,
    — Canada vs. OARAppearsToHaveCheatedEarlierInThisTournament on Sheet C and
    — South Korea vs. Denmark on Sheet D.

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