Daily Briefing, Feb. 23
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- No man has ever won four Alpine skiing medals at a single Olympics, but
But the most-talked-about event is the start of the ladies figure skating competition, which features South Korea's transcendent
• The men's giant slalom, a race where each skier make two runs down two different courses on the same slope, could be another big day for the U.S. skiers.
• The U.S. won its first Olympic Nordic combined medal last week thanks to
• The women's 4x6K biathlon (2:30 p.m.) relay won't include German star
• Dutch hero
• Women's ski cross makes its Olympic debut today (the finals are at 5 p.m.) and holds great promise for Canada with
• The streak appears to be on thin ice: Since 1968, the U.S. women have medaled in every Winter Games in the ladies competition (which starts tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Pacific Coliseum), but America's best hopes in Vancouver,
Then there is Japan's
• Canada-Germany (7:30 p.m.) highlights the quartet of games scheduled for the men's playoff qualification round in men's hockey. The other matchups are Switzerland vs. Belarus (3 p.m.), Czech Republic vs. Latvia (10 p.m.) and Slovakia vs. Norway (midnight). The U.S. plays the winner of Switzerland-Belarus on Thursday.
• The first two heats of the women's bobsled begin at 8 p.m. Americans
• The U.S. women's curling team will conclude round robin competition with two games against China (noon) and Switzerland (10 p.m.). With a 2-5 record, they are a longshot to advance to the playoff round.
• "I remember the first time I saw him play. I was struck by how skinny he was. Even now, this guy should be doing ads for one of those weight-loss things. He's still a bone rack." -Team USA general manager