Red, white and bruised, USA struggles to win medals

Canada’s skip Kevin Koe throws a rock during a men’s curling match against Italy at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung South Korea Wednesday Feb. 14 2018

Men's curling tournament preview: Canada shooting for fourth straight gold medal

- At the 1980 Lake Placid games, American Eric Heiden became the first person in history to win five gold medals in the same Olympic games.

Bjoergen has now won 13 medals, equalling fellow countryman and biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen for a record total among men and women at the Winter Olympic Games. "And some of those are on the U.S.as well, so it's an exciting time for us".

That game is February 22 when the gold medal will be up for grabs.

Spencer O'Brien of Courtenay, among four Mount Washington-produced athletes in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, has had to battle through early-onset rheumatoid arthritis to reach the biggest stage in world sport. Key American athletes to look out for include Nathan Chen, Lindsey Vonn and Shaun White. She earned the bronze in this event at the Vancouver Games in 2010. Chen, an 18-year-old from Salt Lake City, Utah, is the only undefeated male skater in the world to be competing at the Olympics. This year, Canada skipper Kevin Koe will be making his Olympic debut at 43.

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Canada captain Marie-Philip Poulin, who scored the tying and game-winning goals in the gold medal game in Sochi, noted they haven't played since Canada finalized its Olympic roster. Argentina has a strong skiing and snowboarding scene and has sent 136 athletes to the cold-weather games over the past 90 years. There have been a number of remarkable performances from countries and individual athletes alike, and while there's a long way to go, we can still celebrate the accomplishments so far. For the first time since 1998, the National Hockey League (NHL) is not allowing players to compete for their country.

Competitors and support staff have put their profiles on dating/hook-up app Tinder, along with visiting journalists and many others in South Korea for the Olympics.

"I texted him last night and told him not to feel too much pressure", said Kim Joon-ho, a childhood friend of Yun's.

According to the International Olympic Committee, athletes who place in the top three receive the stuffed tiger immediately after their event, and later receive their medal during the nightly ceremony held at the aptly named Medal Plaza.

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