Sochi Olympics Day 14: USA, Canada to Faceoff for Spot in Final

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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

Honestly, you didn’t miss much this morning. There’s some great events coming up later today though!

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

*Curling - Gold medal match - Canada vs. Great Britain (8:30 a.m.)

*Biathlon - Women’s Relay (9:30 a.m.)

Men’s Hockey - USA vs. Canada (12:00 p.m.): Later today, the American men will try to avenge the women’s heartbreaking loss to Canada yesterday. They’ll also be seeking revenge against the same team that defeated them in 2010 with an overtime Sydney Crosby goal. Regardless of the victor, here’s to hoping we see a game half as good as the one four years ago in Vancouver.


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


Three must-reads:

1. After Sochi, what's next for the Winter Olympics?
2. Here's a terrific visualization on TJ Oshie's shooutout prowess.
3. Germany cheated!


Tweet of the day

The stakes are high…


GIF of the day

I will see this in my nightmares for the next four years.


Via Chicaho Tribune

Medal Count as of February 21, 9:00 a.m. EST (total, gold, silver, bronze)

1. United States: (25) 8, 6, 11
2. Russia: (23) 7, 9, 7
3. Canada: (22) 8, 10, 4
4. Netherlands: (22) 6, 7, 9
5. Norway: (21) 10, 4, 7


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

*Cross-Country - Ladies’ Mass Start (4:30 a.m.)
*Snowboard - Ladies’ Parallel Slalom (5:46 a.m.), Men’s Parallel Slalom (5:50 a.m.)
*Alpine Skiing - Men’s Slalom (7:45 a.m.)


*Speed Skating - Men’s Team Pursuit (8:51 p.m.), Ladies’ Team Pursuit (9:14 a.m.)
*Biathlon - Men’s Relay (9:30 a.m.)

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