8 interesting things at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang
The 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang had many interesting storylines, upsets, and surprises. I will write about some of my favorites. I’ll start with the Russian doping issue.
1) Due to a government run doping program, Russia was not allowed to compete under their flag, and only some of their athletes were allowed to participate. They nonetheless tied for the sixth most medals with 17.
2) Shaun White was looking for redemption after barely missing the podium in 2014, and got it, taking home his third gold medal in the halfpipe.
3) Chloe Kim lived up to the hype, dominating in the halfpipe for an easy gold medal.
4) Lindsey Vonn returned, winning bronze in the downhill, and in her last race she blew a chance at a medal by missing a gate. Mikaela Shiffrin won a gold and a silver.
5) The American women finally were able to win gold in hockey, defeating Canada 3-2 in shootout, ending a four Olympic gold streak for the Canadians.
6) The American men shocked the world by winning gold in curling.
7)Chris Mazdzer won the first ever medal for the United States of America in men’s single luge, a silver medal.
8) They were unable to come to an agreement with the NHL, so no NHL players were allowed to compete in men’s hockey. That gave way to the Olympic Athletes of Russia winning gold, Germany winning their third medal and first silver of all time. I hope you all enjoy this.