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:
Men's Ice Hockey: The USA remain undefeated after a strong performance vs. Slovenia. Phil Kessel netted a hat trick in the 5-1 victory while Ryan McDonagh and David Backes added goals of their own. The Americans play next on Wednesday in the quarterfinals, opponent TBD.
Alpine Skiing - Men's Super G: Good for Bode Miller. After struggling last week, he earned a bronze today in the Men's Super G. Additionally, fellow American Andrew Weibrecht captured a silver medal to pull the USA into a first place tie with Russia in the medal count.
What’s About to Happen (All times EST, * signifies a medal round):
Bobsleigh: Two-man (11:15 a.m.)
Tweet of the day
GIF of the day
Here's a first: Putin showed a sign of contentment!
Medal Count as of February 16, 10:20 a.m. EST (total gold, silver, bronze)
1. Russia: (16) 4, 7, 5
2. United States: (16) 4, 4, 8
3. Norway: (14) 5, 3, 6
3. Canada: (14) 4, 6, 4
5. Netherlands: (14) 4, 4, 6
Notable events Tuesday (in chronological order, * signifying a medal round):
*Snowboard - Men’s Snowboard Cross (5:12 a.m.)
Women’s Ice Hockey - USA vs. Sweden (7:30 a.m.)
*Bobsleigh - Two-man (9:30 a.m.)
*Biathlon - Women’s Mass Start (10:00 a.m.)
*Figure Skating - Ice Dance Free Dance (10:00 a.m.)
*Ski Jumping - Men’s Team (12:15 p.m.)
*Freestyle Skiing - Men’s Aerials (12:30 p.m.)