Published: Sat, February 17, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Fierce winds force temporary closure of Olympic Park in South Korea

Fierce winds force temporary closure of Olympic Park in South Korea

Several Olympic events were postponed or rescheduled as strong winds swept through the Pyeongchang region on Wednesday, damaging temporary structures set up for the Games.

Now he is eying another medal at the upcoming team pursuit competition, along with his teammates Lee Seung-hoon and Chung Jae-won.

Australia's Scotty James took bronze.

Married couple Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim qualified by a small margin for the next round of pairs' figure skating during the short program skate event. The top 16 pairs move on to the free skate event.

- Speedskating: The women's 1,000 meters will be a key event to watch as reigning world champion Heather Bergsma represents the US (5 a.m.; finals live starting at 8 p.m.).

- Alpine skiing: In the men's super-G, Andrew Weibrecht looks to bring home a third consecutive Alpine medal in this event (8 p.m.). The strategy apparently worked as Anderson won gold in Sochi and again at this year's Olympics. The giant slalom now is scheduled for Thursday. While that's no different from a World Cup event, those races would be quickly followed by the downhill (Feb. 21) and the combined (Feb. 23).

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Kimmel, 50, also offered a warning to NRA-backed lawmakers and said they should not forget that they work for the people. At another point, the president called for an American culture that once again "embraces the dignity of life".

"In Asia, winter sports are relatively undeveloped", said Kim Jin-sun, the former head of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organizing committee, after South Korea was named the host for the 2018 games.

Erin Hamlin, the flag bearer for Team USA, placed 6th in the finals for women's luge.

Hockey is always a popular game at the Olympics and many countries are associated with the sport, such as the USA and Russian Federation, who shockingly both lost on Wednesday, Feb. 14.

While we were sleeping, Germany took over the medal lead with 12 total medals, seven of which are gold.

The Dutch have won all five speed skating golds so far and are hungry for more.

Each Soohorang presented to the medalists is adorned with a gold, silver, or bronze hat and a paper flower called an uhsahwa, which is "a paper flower that was bestowed to those who passed national exams during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910)", according to the Games' official website.

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