Another astonishing run from the great Marcel Hirscher sees him take gold in the men's giant slalom here in PyeongChang. He finishes 1.27 seconds ahead of second-placed Henrik Kristoffersen with France's Alexis Pinturault third. That's now Hirscher's second gold in these Games, following on from his triumph in the men's combined event, and further proof of his status as the men's alpine skier of his generation.
Sochi silver medalist Nick Goepper one-upped his 2014 performance with a silver medal in ski slopestyle. Gus Kenworthy was unable to land a clean run and finished 12th.
American Nick Goepper takes silver in freestyle skiing's slopestyle. He won bronze as part of a U.S. sweep in the event's Olympic debut in 2014. Goepper did it by posting a 93.60 on his third and final run. Norway's Oystein Braaten won gold with a score of 95.00.
In addition to Vonn's great downhill training run Sunday morning, fellow American Alice McKennis turned in the third-fastest time of the morning. .53 seconds behind Vonn's 1:41.03, the fastest in the field.
For those who are wondering how Gus Kenworthy is skiing with poles today with a broken thumb -- he took off the cast this morning so he would be able to hold poles.
One day after tying for 6th in the Super G, Lindsey Vonn turned in the fastest time during the first of three downhill training sessions Sunday. Vonn's time of 1:41.03 was .18 seconds faster than Austria's Ramona Siebenhofer. Vonn's US teammate, Mikaela Shiffrin, finished 23rd out of 58 racers, nearly two seconds behind Vonn. Shiffrin said earlier this week she would only compete in Wednesday's downhill if she was among the Top 4 in training. The second training run is scheduled for Monday morning.
Ted Ligety admits he is “way out of it” after finishing 20th in the first run at the men’s giant slalom here in PyeongChang. The 2014 Sochi champion, was “really surprised” when he saw the time, trailing leader Marcel Hirscher by 2.44 seconds. “It didn’t feel like I crushed it”, he said, and added only a tailwind for him, and a headwind for his rivals would see him gatecrash the podium following the second run.
As he waits to see if his score will hold up and send him into finals, Gus Kenworthy is creating buzz in the spectator area. A line of Korean fans has formed, each of them requesting a selfie with him.
Ted Ligety frustrated after an uncharacteristic run in the men's giant slalom. He said he attacked it, but it just didn't click, adding he didn't feel like he was 2 minutes 30 off Hirscher.
Big crash for Luca di Aliprandini in the men's giant slalom. It was enough for leader Marcel Hirscher to wince and turn away as the Italian wrapped himself in the fence at the side of the course. USA's Ted Ligety finishes 2.44 seconds outside Hirscher's first round time.
According to NBC's Pierre McGuire, Team USA coach Tony Granato was "furious' with Team OAR's coaches for having their top power play unit on the ice in a 4-0 game with less than two minutes remaining. "Keep putting them on the ice, keep putting them on the ice!" he said, via McGuire. Goal differential is a tie-breaker for seeding in the playoff round bracket. OAR won Group B with this victory, but the idea that any team should take its foot off the accelerator out of concern for another team's feelings is absurd. Or, to put it more succinctly: Don't play a pedestrian 58 minutes if you don't want to be dunked-on in the last two.
The skill disparity between Team USA and Sorta-Russia was blindingly apparent in the second period, and never more glaring than on Ilya Kovalchuk's rocket goal with 0.2 left. Sergei Andronov playing keep-away from Bobby Sanguinetti in the corner, before passing to Kovalchuk, who was given the square acreage of Siberia to shoot by Ryan Gunderson in the 4-on-4. And Ryan Zapolski needed a save there. What a backbreaking goal to make it 3-0. If the USA rallies in this game, after this effort, it would be a mira…uh, a big surprise.
Elise Christie's x-ray results show no broken bones in her right ankle. Team GB say she will be assessed over the coming days with the women's 1000 meter short track speed skating final on Thursday.
Great Britain's Lizzy Yarnold wins gold, Laura Deas takes bronze in the women's skeleton. What a run from both of them. Yarnold becomes back-to-back Olympic champion, Deas takes her first medal at the Games. GB up to four medals... what a roller-coaster of a day.
Watching that Nikolai Prokhorkin goal again that made it 2-0 for OAR, Team USA's players had been on the ice for nearly a minute and had done some skating on that shift. They were cooked. Had to find a way to change there, but couldn't. Goalie Ryan Zapolski needed a save there on a shot from the top of the circle, but didn't. U.S. just looking off all game.
Silver for John-Henry Krueger in the men's 1000 meter short track speed skating final will help bury the memories of the 2014 Olympics. He missed out on those Games by falling ill to the swine flu during the trials but came back and finished in top spot to qualify for these 2018 Games at the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 500, 1000 and 1500.
The Canadian women complete a dominating performance over the U.S., scoring 4 points in the seventh end to close out the U.S. 11-3 and earn Canada's first win in the women's round robin.
In the sixth session of women's curling round robin play, the U.S. finds itself down 7-2 at the halfway point in the match. They'll need a big rally in the final five ends to avoid falling to a record of 2-3.
John-Henry Krueger wins silver in the men's short track speed skating 1000m final. As the realisation dawns, he races to the side and jumps into his support team's arms, then falling to the ice overcome with emotion. Canada's Samuel Girard takes gold but more controversy as both Korean skaters crash out but Seo Yira takes bronze with Shaolin Sandor Liu disqualified.
The Gangneung Ice Arena goes crazy as home favourite Choi Minjeung takes gold in the 1500m women's short track speed skating final. She has made it look effortless. Hundreds of flags are waving in the crowd as she bursts into tears.
Russians out in force for men's hockey, USA v Not-Quite-Russia. The fans certainly know where they're from.
Elise Christie en route to hospital after crashing out in the 1500m short track speed skating semifinals. Team GB not commenting further on prognosis until scan results in.
Would Chris Chelios take a picture with a Russia fan? The USA coaches were out on the concourse about an hour before the scheduled start time meeting with some servicemen and women in attendance when, naturally, they were stopped by a number of fans walking by. One man, wearing a red Russia shirt, shyly approached Chelios and asked for a picture. "Russia? Come on," Chelios said with a smile, before putting his arm around the man and smiling for the shot.
Good evening. The crowd at the Gangneung Hockey Center is slowly filing in but the mood is already hot for USA vs. (Olympic Athlete from) Russia. Both teams lost their first games then rebounded with victories in their second. Lots to play for in terms of seeding for the medal round, so it should be a good one.
Stretcher out for Elise Christie and she is disqualified from the semifinals of the 1500m short track speed skating. Utter disaster for Great Britain.