It may be Valentine’s Day, but that’s no excuse not to take part in watching theWednesday night — there are three gold medals up for grabs. Team USA’s Mikaela Shiffrin, 22, will get a chance to ski at these Olympics in the women’s giant slalom. She was a 2014 gold medalist looking for another win if everything goes well.
Also on tap Wednesday: the men’s skeleton and downhill skiing, and then later it will be time for women’s hockey with Team USA looking to edge out Canada (which has won four straight Olympic gold medals).
And in case you missed it, snowboarderdisplayed an epic final run Tuesday night to in Olympic men’s halfpipe and posted a score of 97.75 for the 100th overall gold by the United States in the . He edged out Japan’s Ayumu Hirano whose 95.25 score was the one to beat. He took home silver. White is the first American male to win gold at three separate Winter Olympics.
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Follow along with our Olympic updates as they happen below (all times Eastern):
1:05 a.m.: Mikaela Shiffrin wins gold in giant slalom
American Mikaela Shiffrin took gold Thursday in the giant slalom, four years after she came in fifth in Sochi. Norway’s Ragnhild Mowinckel took silver and Italy’s Federica Brignone took bronze.
Shiffrin will compete Friday in the slalom, which she took gold in Sochi. Then 18, she was the youngest skier to win a gold medal in the slalom.
12:00 a.m.: Germany’s Savchenko-Massot win pairs figure skating gold
German figure skaters Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot skated to a gold medal for pairs figure skating, after judges awarded them a record of 159.31 points. Their stunning, near-flawless free skate brought them back from third place, where they had been after Wednesday’s short program.
The pair collapsed and cried on the ice after they finished the skate.
Han Cong and Sui Wenjing, who had led after Wednesday’s short program, missed the gold by half a point.
Canadians Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford took home the bronze.
11:50 p.m.: Women’s ice hockey – USA vs Canada
- Canada is leading at the end of the 2nd period, 2 – 0
11:25 p.m.: Men’s ice hockey results today
10 p.m.: USA takes on Canada in women’s hockey
Who will take home the gold?
9:30 p.m.: Men’s downhill competition underway in primetime
There is a vertical drop of more than 2,700 feet.
Italy’s Dominik Paris held the best time at 1:40.79, but then Beat Feuz of Switzerland leads with 1:40.43.
9:23 p.m.: Latest medal count
Current standing tallied up courtesy of CBS Sports.
9:05 p.m.: Men’s skeleton competition underway
Competitors zip through the course as … speeds can reach almost 90 mph.
South Korea’s Yun Sung-Bin sets a track record (50.28) and takes first.
USA’s Tom Daly is looking for redemption:
9 p.m.: Netherlands claims a gold medal in women’s speed skating
Jorien ter Mos held her position and clenched gold in the competition Wednesday night.
8:44 p.m.: Netherlands sets a new Olympic record in women’s speed skating
Jorien ter Mos scores a record time of 1:13.56.
8:41 p.m.: Women’s speed skating underway
Competition now starts in primetime. At 9:30 p.m. men’s alpine skiing will begin.
8:38 p.m.: 2nd run in women’s slalom happening late night
The second run in the women’s giant slalom will happen at 12:35 a.m. Thursday to determine the gold medal.
8:21 p.m.: Schiffrin happy to be competiting
In an interview, Schiffrin said she is delighted to finally be competing in the giant slalom after delays at the Games because of weather. She said she has some “pent up energy” ahead of her second run coming up shortly.
Relive her first run in the video below:
8:16 p.m.: Men’s skeleton competition also happening
As Team USA writes, the skeleton features competitors going 90 mph … head first … on ice!
8:12 p.m.: Mikaela Shiffrin’s first run
USA’s Mikaela Shiffrin scores into second place on her first run on the giant slalom.
8:01 p.m.: Women’s giant slalom begins
Run 1 has started with a gold medal up for grabs Wednesday night.
7:45 p.m.: Latest medal count
Here is a look at the standings as of Wednesday night, courtesy of CBS Sports.
Germany leads with a total of 15 medals, followed by Netherlands and Norway tied with 11.
Germany also has the most gold medals with seven followed by Netherlands with five and United States with four.
7:25 p.m.: Schedule of Wednesday night’s events
7-8:30 p.m. — Olympic Ice, NBCSN
8-11:30 p.m. — Figure Skating (pairs’ Gold medal final), NBC (LIVE)
8-11:30 p.m. — Women’s Alpine Skiing (giant slalom), NBC (LIVE)
8-11:30 p.m. — Men’s Alpine Skiing (super-G gold medal final), NBC (LIVE)
8-11:30 p.m. — Men’s Skeleton (qualifying), NBC (LIVE)
8-11:30 p.m. — Women’s Speed Skating (1000m gold medal final), NBC
8:30-10 p.m. — Figure Skating (pairs’ free skate), NBCSN (LIVE)
8:30-10 p.m. — Alpine Skiing (men’s downhill), NBCSN (LIVE)
10-12:30 a.m. — Men’s Ice Hockey: Finland vs. Germany, CNBC (LIVE)
10:10-12:30 a.m. — Women’s Ice Hockey: U.S. vs. Canada, NBCSN (LIVE)
11:45 p.m. — Women’s Alpine Skiing (giant slalom, final run), NBC (LIVE)
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