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Olympic Cheat Sheet: Welcome to the Mikaela Shiffrin Show

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Here’s what you missed last night in Pyeongchang and what you should watch out for on Thursday.

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Hello, Olympics friends! Welcome the Mikaela Shiffrin portion of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

The winds in Pyeongchang finally subsided enough for the 22-year-old American alpine skiing star to make her first runs of the games. And, yeah, they went well. Shiffrin won gold in the women’s giant slalom.

How can I watch Mikaela tonight?

Shiffrin will be back on the slopes tonight in the women’s slalom.

Run 1, Time 8 p.m. ET, live stream

Run 2, Time 11:45 p.m. ET, live stream


Who is leading the overall medal count?

Norway briefly separated itself from the crowd again, but Germany is close behind. Behind that tandem, Canada and the Netherlands are tangling for third place. The United States is lurking just off the overall medal count podium. But the gap isn’t anything Shiffrin can’t handle.

You know what they say? Pyeongchang is really a hockey town.

  • The U.S. women’s hockey team fell to rival Canada, 2-1, in a preliminary game. Both teams had already clinched spots in the semifinals so stay tuned for yet another high-stakes clash.
  • The U.S. men’s hockey team started brightly against Slovenia, skating out to a 2-0 lead in its first game of the Olympics. But the Americans could not put together three solid periods, and eventually lost in overtime, 3-2.

Who are our new favorites?

  • America’s figure skating Shibutani siblings continue to be a treasure.
  • And, John Daly, we support you. Trust us.

What are we going to watch next?

Event: Men’s skeleton

Time: 7:30 p.m. ET

TV: NBC

Online Streaming: NBC Olympics | FuboTV

Event: Men’s figure skating: short program

Time: 8 p.m. ET

TV: NBC

Online Streaming: NBC Olympics | FuboTV

Event: Men’s alpine skiing: super-g

Time: 9 p.m. ET

TV: NBC

Online Streaming: NBC Olympics | FuboTV

Event: Women’s snowboard cross

Time: 10:15 p.m. ET

TV: NBC

Online Streaming: NBC Olympics | FuboTV

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