Tim Dahlberg, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 24th - 4:53am
They've had their moment on prime-time TV, the skiers and skaters who dazzled or flopped in the Winter Olympics. But fame can be fleeting, and a lot of Olympians are quickly forgotten as we concentrate on other sports in the four years between games.
Czech snow star Ester Ledecka won the second leg of an unheard-of Olympic double, taking the gold medal in snowboarding's parallel giant slalom to go with her surprise skiing victory in the Alpine super-G a week earlier. Norway's third-place finish in the new Alpine skiing team event gave the country a record 38 medals at a single Winter Olympics. And the U.S. beat Sweden 10-7 for a decisive upset in the men's gold medal curling game.
Rodney Purvis scored 14 points, Xavier Silas had 13 and sparked the Americans' strong start, and the U.S. beat Cuba 84-48 on Friday night to remain unbeaten in qualifying for the 2019 Basketball World Cup.
Howard Fendrich, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 23rd - 10:37pm
U.S. Alpine director Patrick Riml began his trek back to Utah before the last ski race of the Olympics was done. He knows he has work to do after the country produced its fewest golds in the sport since 2002, fewest medals since 2006.