For 1st time, NBC's Pyeongchang Olympic coverage beats Sochi

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Veteran skier Lindsey Vonn was the favorite in women's downhill coming into the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

"If everyone had rallied behind the "Peace Olympics" and been deeply moved by shows of reconciliation, I'm sure companies would have immediately seized on it", Hwang said. The Russian team plays the Czech Republic in the other semifinal. That has only made the USA drought at the Olympics all the more noticeable and makes this game even more special.

The trio earned bronze in the women's team pursuit, beating Canada by 0.45 seconds with a time of 2 minutes, 59.27 seconds.

Canada had to change goaltenders early in the second period when starter Ben Scrivens was injured following a collision with Finland's Veli-Matti Savinainen, who was checked on top of him by O'Dell.

Pyongyang has used the Games to try to soften its image and push for talks with Seoul that could cut the odds of a United States military strike.

"It's a new game tomorrow, and I'm going to have to bring our best game and then go from there". "(If) we can go out and make the shots, and make the shots with the rest of them, we have a good chance to win every game". "I think when I've stopped skiing I can think about what I have done", she said, adding that she wouldn't be around in four years' time when the Games take place in Beijing.

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Winning games has definitely been a huge hit among the hometown fans, who pack stadiums waving Korean flags, cheering and stomping their feet loudly. Skip EunJung Kim has become an internet sensation, with her big glasses and intense stare as she throws the rock becoming iconic parts of the PyeongChang Games.

"It's been a special opportunity to get to know those girls, and we'll miss having them around", said player Randi Heesoo Griffin of Cary, North Carolina, whose mother is South Korean. "I'm very proud of how we competed and how we played and how we represented our country from the start of the tournament to the end of it". But curling, as far as that goes in Korea, there is not much of it. That doesn't stop them from wanting more. "We will do better in the rest of the matches". "We have tried to explain to them what it felt like, but it is great that they have not felt that". "So we obviously have a lot on the line, mostly pride". Korean citizens think that we have come out of nowhere and we just appeared but we have practiced over 10 years and we are programmed and made to be like this.

Both Vonn and Shiffrin, who won gold in the slalom as an 18-year-old in Sochi, plan to race in the alpine combined in South Korea.

Korea will take on Japan in the women's semifinal Thursday at 6 a.m. EST.

Men - Canada (Kevin Koe, Edmonton, Marc Kennedy, St. Albert, Alta., Brent Laing, Meaford, Ont., Ben Hebert, Regina, Scott Pfeifer, St. Albert, Alta.) lost their semifinal match 5-3 versus the U.S. Canada will still compete for the bronze medal on February 23 against Switzerland.

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