Dominant Norway proud but humble amid gold rush

Dominant Norway proud but humble amid gold rush

On top of that, four of those athletes won a grand total of seven medals. However, this time around, about half way through the games, the US isn't really in contention to win that race to the surprise of many.

In men's hockey quarterfinal action, Pavel Francouz stopped all five shooters and Petr Kouka scored the shootout victor as the Czech Republic eliminated the United States with a 3-2 victory. Jesse Diggins, one half of the team that won the US its first ever women's cross-country skiing medal, was selected to be the USA's flagbearer.

"It's been a fantastic Games for Norway", Norwegian Alpine skiing great Lasse Kjus told Reuters at the Yongpyong venue.

Good luck, athletes, we're rooting for you! But for them it's not about endorsement deals or metals... it actually means a little more. "I had a dream about [breaking the record], but you never know", she said.

"I could have come here and said I was satisfied with one gold medal", Klaebo said, "but that is not how this game works".

In 2012, the U.S. Olympic team created a committee on diversity and inclusion aiming to recruit a more diverse team to more accurately represent the racial and ethnic diversity of the country as a whole. "I wish I could keep going".

After two weeks of fantastic sporting action, we now look forward to a glamorous closing ceremony.

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Norway passed the United States' tally of 37 medals, won at the 2010 Vancouver Games, with victory over France in the bronze-medal decider.

Perhaps America's favorite performance so far was that of Redmond Gerard, a seventeen-year-old snowboarder originally from Rocky River, Ohio. As a matter of fact, three other USA athletes were able to capture gold, including my two favorite athletes, White and Kim. Anderson skipped her final run and scored 177.25. The national team went just 3-6 at the 2014 Olympics, the first time the country had competed in in curling.

On the other side of the spectrum, you have White. Kaillie Humphries of Canada, the two-time defending gold medalist, won bronze. "If you lose, your life doesn't change". This medal was the first in the Winter Olympics for the Hungarians since Andras Sallay took silver in ice dancing in Lake Placid in 1980.

"I missed four last shots to win three games early and essentially took us out of the competition", he said.

Despite the fact that she's primarily a snowboarder, the Czech Republic's Ester Ledecká beat out seasoned skiers like America's Lindsay Vonn and Austria's Anna Veith to win gold in the women's super-G race.

Rachel Homan's rink will return home with the dubious distinction of being the first Canadian team, male or female, to fail to reach the podium since curling became part of the Olympic program at the 1998 Nagano Winter Games.