Getty Images/Mike Ehrmann
Getty Images/Mike Ehrmann

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

Snowboard - Men's Snowboard Cross: USA picked up its 10th bronze medal of this Olympics when Alex Deibold crossed the finish line third in the Men's Snowboard Cross Final. Just ahead of him were Pierre Vaultier of France and Nikolay Olyunin of Russia. The result continues the tie atop of the medal standings between the Americans and the Russians, who account for 19 medals each.


What’s About to Happen (All times EST, * signifies a medal round):

*Freestyle Skiing - Men’s Halfpipe (12:30 p.m.)

Three must-reads:

1. Two Pussy Riot members say they have been arrested.
2. Some athletes plan to take some of Sochi's stray dogs home after the Olympics conclude.
3. Here's what poor Bob Costas' pink eye recovery has been like. We're glad to have you back, Bob.

Tweet of the day

If nothing else, Sochi has produced some incredible pictures.


GIF of the day

Latest #SochiProblem: a cat falling through the roof of the Adler Arena, where the Olympic speedskating events are held.


Medal Count as of February 18, 8:40 a.m. EST (total gold, silver, bronze)

1. Russia: (19) 5, 8, 6
2. United States: (19) 5, 4, 10
3. Norway: (18) 7, 4, 7
4. Netherlands: (17) 5, 5, 7
5. Germany: (15) 8, 3, 4


Notable events Tuesday (in chronological order, * signifying a medal round):

*Alpine Skiing - Men’s Giant Slalom (2:00 a.m.)

*Biathlon - Mixed Relay (9:30 a.m.)

*Bobsleigh - Women’s (11:15 a.m.)

*Cross-country - Ladies’ Team Sprint (6:45 a.m.), Men’s Team Sprint (7:15 a.m.)

*Snowboard - Ladies’ Parallel Giant Slalom (5:31 a.m.), Men’s Parallel Giant Slalom (5:35 a.m.)


*Speedskating - Ladies’ 5000m (8:30 a.m.)

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