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Winter Olympics 2022 — Jessie Diggins earns silver, Mikaela Shiffrin and Team USA finish fourth, and Finland faces ROC for hockey gold

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In the final night (ET) of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Jessie Diggins earned silver in the 30km cross-country race — her third Olympic medal overall.

Mikaela Shiffrin, River Radamus, Paula Moltzan and Tommy Ford ended up just off the podium in the mixed team alpine event in a down-to-the-wire finish in tough conditions. And in four-man bobsled, Germany placed first, second and fourth, with Canada in third.

In progress tonight is the men’s hockey gold-medal game: Finland vs. the Russian Olympic Committee. ROC is the reigning champion, having defeated Germany for gold in 2018. The Russians return seven players from that 2018 squad, but scoring has been tough this time around. Russian goalie Ivan Fedotov has been the difference-maker as ROC has allowed one or fewer goals in four of the five games they have played.

The Beijing Games come to a close Sunday morning (7 am ET) with the closing ceremony. We’ll have live updates on it all here:


Shiffrin and Team USA finish fourth

Mikaela Shiffrin’s hopes for an Olympic medal at the 2022 Games were dashed on Saturday night (ET) as Team USA missed out on bronze to Norway in the mixed team parallel event.

Shiffrin skied four clean races in each of the rounds, winning against Slovakia’s Rebeka Jancova and narrowly losing the other three on the slower red course.

During the individual races at the Olympics, Shiffrin recorded a rare « Did Not Finish » during the slalom, grand slalom and in the combined event. She finished in ninth place in the super-G and 18th in the downhill.

The team competition, which pits a skier from each country in a head-to-head slalom race, made its Olympic debut in 2018. The event was originally scheduled to take place on Friday night (ET) but was delayed multiple times due to the dangerous weather conditions before eventually being rescheduled to Sunday.

Austria won the gold medal and Germany earned the silver. Switzerland, the defending gold medalists, was eliminated in the quarterfinals. — D’Arcy Maine


Germany reigns supreme in bobsled

Germany concluded its reign of bobsled dominance on the final day of competition with a 1-2 finish in the four-man event. The sled piloted by Francesco Friedrich earned the gold, with Johannes Lochner’s sled earning the silver.

Canada took the bronze, narrowly holding off a third German team and preventing the podium sweep. The country won seven of the 12 total bobsled medals in Beijing.

Jamaica, the beloved global favorites, did not qualify for the fourth and final run, and finished in 28th place, out of 28 teams. They paid homage to « Cool Runnings » after their final run by kissing a lucky egg, as the Jamaican team did in the movie.— D’Arcy Maine


Gold Britain

Eve Muirhead led Britain to the Olympic women’s curling gold medal — the first for the sport’s homeland since 2002 — pulling away with a four-ender in the seventh on Sunday for a record-setting 10-3 victory over Japan.

One day after the British men took silver, losing to Sweden in the final, the women picked up two points in the first end and controlled the scoreboard from there. They essentially clinched it in the seventh after Japanese skip Satsuki Fujisawa failed to keep her last stone in the scoring area.

The Brits win their first medal since 2014 when they won the bronze — and it is the nation’s third women’s curling medal overall.


Upcoming events (all times ET)

11:10 p.m.: Men’s hockey gold medal game – Finland vs. ROCK.

7 am: Winter Olympics closing ceremony

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