Olympic Update

Netherlands

The Netherlands podium sweep in speed skating.

By Hayley Dumesnil

After just a few days of competition, Norway has the lead in the medal count with 7 total medals out of 13 events and Canada and the United States are tied for second with a total of 5 medals each.

Russia dominated the Team Figure Skating Event and ended up in first place at the conclusion of the event. The 15 year old Yulia Lipnitskaya dominated the female long program while Evgeni Plushenko tore up the male long program at the “old” age of 33 after much controversy. Canada was in second and the United States in third.

The Ice Skating pair from the United States, Meryl Davis and Charlie White, stole the show last night in their performance about a love story. They had the audience hooked from beginning to end and they placed first in that event during the team competition.

Jamie Anderson

Jamie Anderson at the Medal Ceremony.

The Americans swept the Gold medal in both the male and female Snowboarding Slopestyle, which is a new event to the Olympics this year. Jamie Anderson and Sage Kotsenburg are the names of the snowboarders that won for America.

The Netherlands swept the podium in the men’s 5,000m speed skating race, while their king and queen where in attendance.

The German women’s hockey team fell to Russia yesterday 4-1, but Russia didn’t score any of their goals until the third period.

There are many more events to come, so stay tuned for many more updates!

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