Saturday, 22 September, 2018

The US Did Worse Than Expected At The Winter Olympics

Beijing 2022 spokesman Chang Yu Beijing 2022 spokesman Chang Yu
| 03 March, 2018, 00:39

The United States government appears to believe that it was Russian Federation that tried to hack into 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

Canadian athletes won medals in freestyle skiing, figure skating, short track, snowboard, speed skating, luge, bobsleigh, hockey and curling.

Mikaela Shriffin, stand-out victor of the slalom in the 2014 Winter Olympics, won gold on the giant slalom, but surprisingly placed only fourth in the women's slalom this year, and pulled out of the super-giant slalom as well as the women's downhill. Workforce development education is also a priority at the games, with a training pool of more than 22,000 experienced volunteers now prepared to serve at future local events.

If Russia is responsible for attacks on the games it would make sense, given that its athletes have been banned from competing under the Russian banner, with many excluded altogether after a large-scale, state-sponsored doping campaign was uncovered a few years ago.

Four gold, 5 silver, and 4 bronze medals: this was Japan's best-ever showing at a Winter Olympics, and far superior to the Nagano Olympics in 1998.

Lynn Maarouf, an worldwide third-year graphic design student, said she thinks the Olympics are a good opportunity for different countries and cultures to interact.

They did so while trying to make it appear as though the intrusion was conducted by North Korea, what is known as a "false-flag" operation, said two US officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive matter.

South Korea estimated the Games had boosted first-quarter economic growth by 0.2 percentage points.

"I had fantastic skis and I loved these skiing conditions", Bjørgen told news bureau NTB afterwards, typically giving credit to things other than her own sheer strength and stamina.


North Korea also sent cheerleaders and musicians to the Games, while Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, attended the opening ceremony and met with Moon. The rest of the EXO members then appeared on four-wheelers and sang their hit single "Growl" with some 40 dancers, heating up the atmosphere of the closing ceremony.

Come to think of it, their red and white jerseys were reminiscent of the ones the "Big Red Machine" wore in their glory days, when they won six out of seven ice hockey gold medals between 1964 and 1988.

Eleven out of the 23 athletes on the silver medal winning women's hockey team are from Ontario including Fast, Jenner, Meghan Agosta, Laura Fortino, Haley Irwin, Rebecca Johnston, Genevieve Lacasse, Sarah Nurse, Natalie Spooner, Laura Stacey and Jennifer Wakefield.

Although she won two medals in Pyeongchang, neither of them gold, which wasn't good enough for the critics.

The United States won its first ever gold medal in curling.

USA Today noted that the initial scoring for Team USA did not achieve its expected potential as several promising athletes supplied weak performances in their events. "We want this to happen but it shouldn't happen by taking funding away from a winter sport".

The Olympic flag was handed over by International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach to Beijing Mayor Chen Jining at the Closing Ceremony.

The host nation ended the games in seventh place with 17 medals.

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