Saturday, 21 July, 2018

Norway's Bjoergen equals Winter Olympics medal record of 13 in PyeongChang

Norway's Bjoergen equals Winter Olympics medal record of 13 in PyeongChang Norway's Bjoergen equals Winter Olympics medal record of 13 in PyeongChang
Nellie Chapman | 20 February, 2018, 20:17

As of Thursday afternoon, Team USA is up to five golds, one silver and two bronze, which is already more than the overall medal count achieved from Calgary in 1988. Argentina has a strong skiing and snowboarding scene and has sent 136 athletes to the cold-weather games over the past 90 years.

Strong gusts at the coastal Olympic Park have led to outdoor activities concluding prematurely with one of the focal points of the Games showing visible damage from the conditions. So much so that when it comes time to celebrate, you nearly can't judge an Olympian if they go a little bit wild with their dance moves, their fist pumps, and their screams of joy.

Compare that to the Summer Olympics, however, and you see a different story.

The Swiss Olympic team said in a statement the athletes had contracted the virus a few days ago but their symptoms had now mostly gone away and could potentially still compete.

His numerous posts on Twitter on the niche sport include: "I am really pumped watching the Winter Olympics". The second run didn't go much better, and 1.15 seconds out of third, it's very unlikely he will challenge for a medal. Key American athletes to look out for include Nathan Chen, Lindsey Vonn and Shaun White. The disparity is even greater for Hungary, which has won 505 medals in summer and just six in the winter.

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Biathletes at a practice session in Pyeonchang
FRANCK FIFE via Getty Images Biathletes at a practice session in Pyeonchang

This is the twenty-third official Winter Olympics, since the array of organized sports only occurs every two years. The former started in 1896; the latter in 1924.

It was not health, however, but the weather conditions, that got the best of her in the controversial women's snowboard slopestyle competition Sunday at the Olympics on a windswept ski hill in South Korea.

While there may be more women competing at the Winter Games than ever before, the proportion of total athletes has remained relatively stable for the past two decades, hovering around the mid-40s. That's with China sending 311 athletes over the years, to Britain's 642. I would like to thank all my team for helping me, encouraging me.

Some countries are uniquely efficient.

Three countries are in a three-way tie for second place, including Germany, the Netherlands and Canada, each with seven medals. Their events continue through Friday.