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3 to see: Women’s ski halfpipe final, men’s qualification highlight Monday Olympic action

February 18, 2018 — Although Summit County is 16 hours behind the time in Pyeongchang, South Korea, NBCOlympics.com is providing those who want to gorge on Olympics content the opportunity to watch every event live via NBCOlympics.com/video. That said, here are three events for Summit County sports fans to

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Hard falls but no hard rules about concussions

February 18, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — At the bottom of the Olympic aerials landing hill, where crashes are common and the term "slap back" is part of the everyday lingo, skiers spend almost as much time figuring out how to protect their heads as they do working

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American men in danger of being shut out of Alpine medals

February 18, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — For about 20 minutes during the Olympic giant slalom, Ryan Cochran-Siegle was in the leader's box, soaking up the spotlight. By the end of the race Sunday, he had slipped into a tie for 11th. That's just about par on the

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Goepper bounces back with slopestyle silver

February 18, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Nick Goepper wasn't ready four years ago. He can admit that now. A bronze medal in Sochi when slopestyle skiing made its Olympic debut gave the 19-year-old a taste of fame he didn't know how to deal with. He partied with

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Last at the Olympics, a kiss makes Gus Kenworthy’s day

February 18, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Forget about the bobsled runs, the broken thumb, the searing pain in his hip and, yes, even the unforgiving scoreboard that showed Gus Kenworthy finishing in last place at the Olympics. The day began with a kiss. For Kenworthy and his

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Olympic odds, ends & trends: The U.S. bobsled driver who wants to take Dale Earnhardt Jr. for a ride

February 17, 2018 — In today's Summit Daily Olympic odds, ends and trends, an American Olympic bobsled driver attempts to convince Dale Earnhardt Jr. to give bobsled a try, and an American Olympian double-dips in big-time events: Summit Stat: 6 The number of years French freestyle skier Marie Martinod

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3 to see: Big air makes its Olympic debut

February 17, 2018 — Although Summit County is 16 hours behind the time in Pyeongchang, South Korea, NBCOlympics.com is providing those who want to gorge on Olympics content the opportunity to watch every event live via NBCOlympics.com/video. That said, here are three events for Summit County sports fans to

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After surprise reunion with estranged mother, Katie Uhlaender finishes 13th

February 17, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Katie Uhlaender had to overcome so much to reach the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. The death of her father, former Major League Baseball player Ted Uhlaender, in 2009. Multiple surgeries stemming from a 2009 Vail Pass snowmobile accident. Finishing fourth in the

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3 to see: Fun-loving, Wu-Tang Clan-obsessed Swedish freeskier Harlaut is back for gold

February 16, 2018 — Although Summit County is 16 hours behind the time in Pyeongchang, South Korea, NBCOlympics.com is providing those who want to gorge on Olympics content the opportunity to watch every event live via NBCOlympics.com/video. That said, here are three events for Summit County sports fans to

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Olympic odds, ends & trends: Meet SuperRed

February 16, 2018 — Throughout the Olympics, Dan Archer of Archcomix is illustrating his take on some of the Pyeongchang Games' best moments. Without question, 17-year-old Silverthorne snowboarder Red Gerard's final run gold-medal win in snowboard slopestyle has been one of Team USA's best moments. In this superhero-like cartoon,

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Listen: Art Burrows takes you on an alpine ski tour of the mysterious Gore Range

February 16, 2018 — During his early spring alpine ski tour across Summit County's majestic Gore Range, Art Burrows and his ski mountaineering companions encountered some adventurous locals, a pack that had just survived a cold and snowy Rocky Mountain winter. "We worked our way up to the Dora

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‘Writing the book’: On a ski bike at Keystone with Devin Lenz of Lenz Sports

February 16, 2018 — He thought it was the coolest and craziest thing he'd ever seen on snow. He asked the standard questions: Where are the brakes? How do you stop? Where do you rent one? He wondered if they were even allowed at ski resorts. But would he

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Despite slalom setback, Mikaela Shiffrin doing fine

February 16, 2018 — OK, here are the things Mikaela Shiffrin is doing wrong at the 2018 Olympics. She doesn’t look happy enough when she finishes a race and she apparently has some nerves at the start gate. And no medal in slalom happens. The first is simply an

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Olympic odds, ends & trends: Red Gerard’s sense of humor shines through on Jimmy Kimmel Live

February 15, 2018 — In today's Summit Daily News Olympic odds, ends and trends, Red Gerard's laid-back, dry sense of humor shines through on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Summit Stat: 30 The approximate number of minutes Red Gerard said it took his brother to get through security before flying the

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3 to see: Uhlaender’s quest for skeleton glory, Shiffrin-less Super-G and women’s ski slopestyle finals highlight Friday, early Saturday action

February 15, 2018 — Although Summit County is 16 hours behind the time in Pyeongchang, South Korea, NBCOlympics.com is providing those who want to gorge on Olympics content the opportunity to watch every event live via NBCOlympics.com/video. That said, here are three events for Summit County sports fans to

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Silverthorne wants a parade to honor Olympic gold medalist Red Gerard

February 15, 2018 — Seventeen-year-old Red Gerard has become a household name to fans like 12-year-old Alan Gonzalez, who lives in Dillon Valley and idolizes the Silverthorne teenager who became the youngest individual American ever to win Olympic gold last week in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Like so many others

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Disappointment for U.S. as Nordic combined begins at 2018 Olympics

February 15, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The opportunity was there, Bryan Fletcher said. The race wasn't. After jumping to 18th position in Wednesday's Nordic combined normal hill competition, the first Nordic combined event of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Fletcher probably wasn't poised for

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Dierdorff charges to gold-medal final but just short of podium at 2018 Winter Olympics

February 15, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Mick Dierdorff took his dream of an Olympic gold medal from the base of Howelsen Hill, where he began learning to ski and snowboard before he was 2 years old, to the snowboard cross World Cup where he endured years of

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Mikaela Shiffrin captures first Olympic Giant Slalom gold

February 15, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The sun finally came out, and Mikaela Shiffrin was more than ready to kick off her Olympics. After days of delays due to windy and snowy weather, Shiffrin took gold in the giant slalom Thursday, Feb. 15, winning her second career

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Olympic odds, ends & trends: How the Soviet Union’s gymnasts of long ago currently influence American skiers

February 14, 2018 — In today's Summit Daily Olympic odds, ends and trends, a Summit Stat shout-out to the first African American man to suit up for USA Hockey at the Olympics and a look at the U.S.'s Soviet-influenced change in aerial ski jumping strategy. Summit Stat: 98 The

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