Complete coverage from Day 12 of the Winter Games.
Today’s top stories, updated medal count, TV schedule and top pics from Beijing:
Epic tricks lift US freestyle skiers to 1-2 Olympic finish
BEIJING (AP) — Shred, white and flew.
Innovative American freestyle skiers Alex Hall and Nick Goepper landed jaw-dropping tricks on the Secret Garden slopestyle course and won the gold and silver medals at the Beijing Olympics on Wednesday.
Hall clinched the gold on the first of three runs when he defied gravity with a trick called “right double 10 pretzel one.” He spun 900 degrees one way and, as G-forces took over, stopped the spin in midair and spun 180 degrees the other way. He stuck the landing and skied in backward to the finish, earning a score of 90.01.
Goepper was so impressive on his second run that he clinched the silver with a score of 86.48. Full roundup here:
Shiffrin fastest in training ahead of Olympic combined race
BEIJING (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin geared up for the Olympic Alpine combined by setting the fastest time in a downhill training session on Wednesday.
The two-time Olympic champion so far has failed to win a medal at the Beijing Games, skiing out in the giant slalom and the slalom — the two events she has gold medals in — and finishing ninth in the super-G and 18th in Tuesday’s downhill.
Next up is Thursday’s combined race, which adds the times from one downhill run and one slalom run. Full story here:
US faces Canada again for women’s hockey gold; US men stunned by Slovakia
BEIJING (AP) — American assistant captain Hilary Knight calls it “a beautiful rivalry.” Canadian captain Marie-Philip Poulin sums it up as “very fun.”
Don’t be fooled by the pleasantries.
One of international sports’ fiercest and longest-running grudge matches will play out for the second time at the Beijing Olympics, with the meeting tonight between the United States and Canada determining who goes home with gold.
the United States is out of the men’s hockey tournament at the Beijing Games after a shocking 3-2 loss to Slovakia in the quarterfinals Wednesday. Full coverage here:
A CONVERSATION: GUS KENWORTHY
MEDAL COUNT & TODAY’S GOLD MEDALISTS
All times Eastern
11 a.m.: USA — Women’s Biathlon (Relay: 4x6km) (Taped)
7:30 p.m.: USA — Cross-Country Skiing (Team Sprint Finals) (Taped)
3 p.m.: USA — Men’s Curling (Great Britain Vs. ROC) (Taped)
5 p.m.: CNBC — Women’s Curling (U.S. Vs. Japan) (Taped)
10:05 p.m.: CNBC — Men’s Curling (U.S. Vs. Denmark)
5 a.m. (Thursday): USA — Women’s Figure Skating (Free Skate)
1 p.m.: USA — Women’s Hockey (Bronze Medal Game) (Taped)
5 p.m.: USA — Hockey (Game Of The Day) (Taped)
2 p.m.: NBC — Cross-Country Skiing; Women’s Biathlon (Taped)
8 p.m.: NBC — Freestyle Skiing, Speedskating, Alpine Skiing & More
11:05 p.m.: NBC — Women’s Hockey (Final); Women’s Ski Cross
2 a.m. (Thursday): NBC — Freestyle Skiing, Speedskating, Alpine Skiing & More (Taped)
12 p.m.: USA — Men’s Skiing (Aerials Finals) (Taped)
8:30 p.m.: USA — Women’s Skiing (Halfpipe Qualifying)
10:30 p.m.: USA — Women’s Skiing (Ski Cross Qualifying)
11:30 p.m.: USA — Men’s Skiing (Halfpipe Qualifying)
1:10 a.m. Thursday): USA — Women’s Alpine Skiing (Combined: Slalom)
2 a.m. (Thursday): USA — Women’s Skiing (Ski Cross Finals) (Taped)
3 a.m. (Thursday): USA — Men’s Nordic Combined (Team Large Hill)
3:40 a.m. (Thursday): USA — Women’s Speedskating (1000m)