How could this happen again?
Of all the improbable Olympic stories, there may be none with worse odds than the breathtaking bad luck of Great Britain short track speed skater Elise Christie. It is one thing to fall or be disqualified once. Another for it to happen twice. It’s almost incalculable for the same to occur three times. That’s what happened to Christie in the Sochi Games in 2014.
Christie may have an unusual knack for crashing, and being clipped by other skaters, and by receiving disqualifications, but she didn’t attempt to intentionally take her competitors down with her. The same might not be said for North Korean skater Kwang Bom Jong. Read the full story.
Neither Canadian bobsledder Phylicia George nor Japanese ski jumper Noriaki Kasai earned medals on Tuesday, but both laid claim to Olympic history, George as the first black Canadian woman to compete in the summer and winter Olympics, and Kasai for competing in his eighth — eighth! — consecutive Winter Olympics.
The United States continues to fall well behind on the medal count, as Norway and Germany expand their leads. The one thing keeping the Americans near the top? X Games events, namely snowboarding. Read the full story.
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• Busbee: Christie’s run of bad luck at Olympics continues in 1,000m