Today marks day four of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games being held in Beijing China. The Opening Ceremony was yesterday. The biggest problem with it was that it was underwhelming. Personally I feel like the commentators always interrupt at the worst time. I did like the lasers. I did like that they mentioned Tahoe. Thats about it. I did see quite a few more complaints about it online though. Alpine Skiing, Curling, Freestyle Skiing, Women’s Ice Hockey, Luge, and Ski Jumping continued. Biathlon, Cross-Country Skiing, Short Track Speed Skating, Snowboard, and Speed Skating started. Medals were handed out for Biathlon, Cross-Country Skiing, Freestyle Skiing, Short Track Speed Skating, Ski Jumping, and Speed Skating.
In Alpine Skiing the Men’s Downhill 3rd Training was Cancelled. It was canceled due to heavy winds. This may effect this event moving forward.
The Biathlon had their Mixed Relay 4x6km (W+M) race. Norway took gold. France took silver. ROC (Russia) took Bronze. The Biathlon will continue on February 7th with the Women’s 15km Individual race.
Cross-Country Skiing held their first event. They had the Women’s 7.5km +7.5km Skiathlon. Norway again won gold. ROC (Russia) won silver. Austria won silver. Cross-Country Skiing will continue tonight with the Men’s 15km + 15km Skiathlon.
Curling continued with more Mixed Doubles. Australia lost to Norway 4-10. Switzerland lost to Sweden 1-6. China lost to the United States 7-5. The Czech Republic lost to Great Britain 3-8. Sweden beat Canada 6-2. Australia lost to Italy 3-7. Great Britain lost to Italy 5-7. Norway beat China 9-6. Czech Republic lost to Switzerland 3-11. The United States fell to Canada 2-7.
Italy remains dominate and still hasn’t lost a match. The United States is still one spot out of moving on. Canada looks confident moving forward currently tied for third. Curling continues tonight with more Mixed Doubles action.
Freestyle Skiing continued. The mens Moguls finished up. Sweden took gold. Canada took silver. Japan took bronze. Freestyle skiing will continue tonight in the AM.
Alpine Skiing continued. They had more Men’s Downhill training. They will complete Men’s Downhill training tonight. The Men’s Downhill competition will take place on the 5th.
Women’s Ice Hockey was back with four games. Canada blew out Finland. Japan played Denmark. Czech Republic played Sweden. The United States played ROC (Russia). I will be going further in depth in a later post.
Women’s Ice Hockey continues with China playing Japan and Switzerland playing the United States. Both of those games will air in the AM.
Luge continued with Women’s training runs and Men’s runs 1 & 2. Luge continues tonight and into the AM. Luge Mens Singles medals will be handed out at 5am local time.
In Short Track Speed Skating, they had the mixed team relay. China took gold. Italy took silver. Hungary took bronze. Short Track Speed Skating will continue on February 7th in the AM.
Snowboarding started. They had the Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Qualification runs 1 & 2. Snowboarding will continue tonight. The medals for the Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle will be handed out tonight.
Ski Jumping happened. The Women’s Normal Hill Individual competition concluded. Slovakia won gold and bronze. Germany won silver. Ski Jumping will continue tonight.
Speed Skating Started. They had the Women’s 3000m race. The Netherlands got gold. Italy got silver. Canada got bronze. Speed Skating will continue tonight in the AM with the Men’s 5000m race.
The United States does not have a medal yet. Norway currently leads with 2 gold medals.
Here is the current medal count:
Coming up is Figure Skating, Snow Boarding, Luge, Alpine Skiing, Nordic Combined, Curling, Cross-country Skiing, Ski Jumping, Speed Skating, Women’s Ice Hockey, and Freestyle Skiing.