Sochi is nine hours ahead of the eastern United States—12 hours ahead for the people out west—making it difficult for the average Olympic viewer to catch a lot of the events live. That’s where we come in.
Everyday we’ll be posting daily updates on what happened while you were sleeping, what’s coming up later in the day, and what’s on the docket tomorrow, as well as any relevant GIFs, tweets and interesting articles.
What You Missed:
Women’s Hockey: USA made quick work of Sweden in today’s semifinal, scoring three goals in the first 12 minutes. The end score was 6-1, but it easily could’ve been uglier. If you need evidence on how lopsided this game was, just check out this 2nd intermission graphic.
The Americans will play the winner of Canada or Switzerland (read: Canada) for the gold medal on Thursday.
What’s About to Happen (All times EST, * signifies a medal round):
*Ski Jumping - Men’s Team (12:15 p.m.)
*Freestyle Skiing - Men’s Aerials (12:30 p.m.)
1. A transgender former member of Italian Parliament has been detained in Sochi for holding a “Gay is OK” sign.
2. Here's a great collection of the best reactions on the podium.
3. How salt saved the Olympic slopes.
Tweet of the day
The Men’s Hockey bracket is set.
GIF of the day
Medal Count as of February 17, 10:40 a.m. EST (total gold, silver, bronze)
1. Netherlands: (17) 5, 5, 7
2. Russia: (16) 4, 7, 5
3. United States: (16) 4, 4, 8
4. Norway: (14) 5, 3, 6
5. Canada: (14) 4, 6, 4
Notable events Tuesday (in chronological order, * signifying a medal round):
*Alpine Skiing - Ladies’ Giant Slalom (12:30 a.m.)
*Biathlon - Men’s Mass Start (5:30 a.m.)
*Short Track - Ladies’ 3000m Relay (5:54 a.m.)
*Nordic Combined - Individual Large Hill - Cross-country (7:00 a.m.)
*Speed Skating - Men’s 10000m (8:00 a.m.)
*Freestyle Skiing - Men’s Halfpipe (12:30 p.m.)