Pyeongchang Winter Olympics by the Numbers

Pyeongchang Winter Olympics by the Numbers

Pyeongchang Winter Olympics by the Numbers

Two Swiss freestyle skiers are the first athletes confirmed to have been hit by a highly contagious virus that causes vomiting and diarrhea at the Pyeongchang Winter Games, the Swiss Olympic team confirmed on Friday.

"Hopefully they can find me a guy now", she said soon after arriving at the Games, before quickly adding: "Just kidding".

Strong wind warnings have been issued several times during the Winter Games, which run through February 25.

When you talk about a huge sporting event like this one in South Korea you can not really ignore the large geo-political issues that swirl around the occasion.

It was not a banner start for the USA, which will need to seriously rally to reach the medal mix.

Americans Matt Antoine and John Daly finished 11th and 16th, respectively.

This year, multiple curlers will return to Olympic competition, while many others are set to make their debuts.

"The world is watching, so for us it's just a time to showcase our talents and skills so to be able to play against some of the best players in the world", Saulnier said.

"I thought maybe they'd have like Olympic rings on them or they'd be all different colors, but, no".

Shiffrin's absence could be good news for team-mate Lindsey Vonn, who will be one of the favourites for gold on Saturday. There's surely more to come from Norway, who have taken their customary spot near the top of the medal count. He was only 0.07 second short of winning silver, and 0.92 second behind the champion. The events will also be covered on various social media platforms and accounts such as the NBC app, Said app, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Although Germany's Bruno Massot and Aljona Savchenko finished fourth, they are still one of the heavy favorites to take home the gold. Her second event, Wednesday's slalom, also fell victim to the weather and another attempt to run it will be made on Friday. He won the overall season points total even after skipping the final race to prep for Pyeongchang.

The 30-year-old edged Latvia's Martins Dukurs, the Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014 silver medallist, off the podium by 0.11 seconds with a cumulative time of 3:22.20.

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