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Winter Olympics coming to an end

February 23, 2018

Once again, the Olympics are wrapping up and the next two days will consist of the finales of the remaining sports and the closing ceremony.

Today, athletes will be competing for a chance to medal in the Men’s 4×7.5km Biathlon Relay, 4-Man Bobsleigh Official Training Heats, Men’s Curling Bronze Medal Game as well as the Women’s Curling Semi-Final Games, Ladies Single-Skating in the Figure Skating, Men’s Ice Hockey Semi-Finals, Ladies Freestyle Skiing Big Final, and Men’s 1,000m Speed Skating.

Tomorrow, competitions in Alpine Skiing, Bobsleigh, Cross-Country Skiing, Curling, Ice Hockey, Snowboarding, and Speed Skating will take place.

Sunday’s events include the 4-Man Bobsleigh Final, women’s Cross-Country Skiing, Women’s Curling, and Men’s Ice Hockey Gold Medal Game followed by the closing ceremony.

Earlier this week, Norway was in the lead of most medals earned overall with 29 medals total: 11 gold, 10 silver, & eight bronze. In second place is Germany with 23 medals followed by Canada with 19 medals overall. The United States is in sixth place overall with 12 medals: five gold, three silver, and four bronze.

The United States’ medals were achieved in the following sports and received by the accompanied athletes: Ice Dancing (Maia Shibutani, Alex Shibutani), Women’s Halfpipe Skiing (Brita Sigourney), Men’s Speed Skating (John Henry-Krueger), Women’s Giant Slalom Skiing (Mikaela Shiffrin), Men’s Halfpipe Snowboarding (Shaun White), Women’s Halfpipe Snowboarding (Chloe Kim, Arielle Gold), Women’s Slopestyle Snowboarding (Jamie Anderson), Men’s Single Luging (Chris Mazdzer), Men’s Slopestyle Snowboarding (Redmond Gerard), and Figure Skating (Team USA).

Yet again, another Olympics has come and nearly passed. It’s saddening that these worldly games are coming to an end, although it’s exciting to hear announcements on the future Summer Olympics. See you in four years Olympics!

Abbi Murray
Online Manager

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