Sochi Day 13: USA Maintains Medal Lead, France Sweeps Ski Cross

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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

Freestyle Skiing - Men’s Ski Cross: France came away with a clean sweep in this event with Jean Frederic Chapuis, Arnaud Bovolenta, Jonathan Midol capturing gold, silver and bronze, respectively. Their efforts bring France's medal total to 14, good for 7th place.

Nordic Combined - Team Large Hill - Cross-country: Norway won yet another gold in an event which featured long-distance skiing. So far in Sochi, the Norwegians have won 17 medals (!!!) in the biathlon, cross-country and nordic-combined events. This latest gold medal gives them ten, two more than any other country.

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

*Figure Skating - Ladies Free Skate (10:00 a.m.)
*Women’s Hockey Final - USA vs. Canada (12:00 p.m.)
*Freestyle Skiing - Ladies’ Halfpipe (12:30 p.m.)


Three must-reads:

1. Some Ukrainian athletes are leaving the Olympics.
2. Highly Recommend: The Sochi Olympics, Frame by Frame
3. Lauryn Williams has become only the fifth person ever to win a medal in both the Summer and Winter Olympics.


Tweet of the day

Better luck next year.. Oh wait.


GIF of the day

Pretty neat to see the year-by-year development of the Olympic arenas.

Medal Count as of February 19, 9:15 a.m. EST (total gold, silver, bronze)

1. United States: (23) 7, 5, 11
2. Russia: (22) 6, 9, 7
3. Netherlands: (22) 6, 7, 9
4. Norway: (20) 10, 4, 7
5. Canada: (18) 5, 9, 4


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

*Freestyle Skiing - Ladies Ski Cross (5:41 a.m.)

*Alpine Skiing - Ladies' Slalom (7:45 a.m.)

*Curling - Men’s Final (8:30 a.m.)

*Biathlon - Women's Relay (9:30 a.m.)

Men's Ice Hockey - USA vs. Canada (12:00 a.m.)

*Short Track - Men’s 500m (12:43 p.m.), Ladies’ 1000m (12:53 p.m.), Men’s 5000m Relay (1:18 p.m.)

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