Beijing Olympics - What to Watch on February 7-8: Figure Skating, Hockey, Alpine Skiing | Channel, Stream, Time
Since a disappointing fifth-placed finish in 2018, Chen has been dominant on the figure skating circuit, winning gold at the last three World Championships. 2018 gold medalist Ester Ledecka from Czechia came out of Pyenogchang hot, winning both the 2018 and 2019 World Cups in the event. Canada’s Megan Oldham, who finished behind Ledeux in Aspen last month, also looks to challenge for gold in Beijing. Nuis, the 2018 gold medal winner, won gold in the event at both the 2017 and 2020 World Championships, before taking silver last year. MIXED DOUBLES CURLING GOLD MEDAL GAMEItaly vs. NorwayWHEN: Tuesday, February 8TIME: 7 a.m.mlive.com
Team event up 1st as Olympic figure skating begins
The team competition in Olympic figure skating has always been a three-team scramble for the podium. There's the Russians, who won gold at the event's 2014 debut in Sochi and silver in Pyeongchang. There could be a new player in the mix when competition begins Friday in Beijing, though.news.yahoo.com
Beijing Olympics - What to Watch on February 2-3: Hockey, Curling | Channel, Stream, Time
Led by legends such as Marie-Philip Poulin, Melodie Daoust, Brianne Jenner and more, Canada expects to be back in the gold medal game once again. While the Czech squad has never played at the Olympics, they have been a mainstay in the World Championships over the past half-decade. Since losing the 2012 World Championships, they have only failed to take home gold at the top international tournaments twice (2014 Olympics and 2021 World Championships). This a rematch of the 2019 World Championship Gold Medal Game, which the Americans controversly won in overtime. United States vs. NorwayThe duo of Christopher Plys and Vicky Persinger compete in their third game of the tournament.mlive.com
Oldest member of US Olympic team is a Michigan snowboarder who has unfinished business at Winter Games
Nick Baumgartner is from Iron River, which is way up in the Upper Peninsula. His sport is snowboard cross, and this Olympics is his fourth. He will be the oldest member of Team U.S.A. in Beijing as he turned 40-years old last month.
New statues stoke sensitivity between South Korea, Japan
In this undated photo provided by The Korea Botanical Garden, statues of a man kneeling in front of a girl symbolizing victims of sexual slavery by Japan's World War II military at the Korea Botanical Garden in Pyeongchang, South Korea. But the statues at Kims garden also drew criticism among some South Koreans, who described them as tacky or excessively provocative on social media. The man could be Abe and also couldnt be Abe, said Kim, who will keep the statues at his garden. The man represents anyone in a position of responsibility who could sincerely apologize to the victims of sexual slavery, now or in the future. The deal was hugely unpopular in South Korea, where many people criticized their government for settling for too little and accused Tokyo of attempting to silence the victims with money.