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Reflection on the Olympics Up Until Now

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It’s that special time that only comes once every four years: the Winter Olympics. Quite a few people I know don’t really watch the Winter Olympics (at least not like they do with the Summer Olympics). As Edras M. ‘18 said, “I don’t watch the games because I’m not really interested in Winter Sports in general.” Jessie R. ‘15 said something similar when she explained, “I only really care about the Summer games. The only sport I’ll watch of the Winter ones is ice skating.”

 

If you happen to be one of those individuals that hasn’t been keeping up, regardless of your reason, I’m here to give you a little update.

 

We are currently on the 14th day of the Olympics out of 17 in total and United States currently has 21 medals in total. Of those medals, 8 of them are gold, 7 are silver, and 6 are bronze. This leaves us in 3rd place, right in between Canada and the Netherlands.

 

Our first gold medal was won by Redmond (Red) Gerard, a seventeen year old kid from Rocky River, Ohio. Many people were tickled with the fact that he was the first not only because he was so young, but also because that day he had woken up late, forgotten his coat, cursed on live television, and still won the medal.

 

The U.S. has taken the gold from Canada in this year’s games in Women’s hockey. Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored the game winning goal in a shootout, leaving the score at 3-2.

 

Adam Rippon has stolen the show as far as skating goes for these games. He has received a lot of attention for being the first openly gay contestant of these games and throwing some shade at Vice-President Mike Pence.

 

Downhill skier Lindsey Vonn suffered a severe loss to Mikaela Shiffrin who took the silver medal. Although Lindsey Vonn was confident in her skills going into the competition, her ski clipped and she was out of the competition.

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Reflection on the Olympics Up Until Now