When the National Hockey League announced on April 3, 2017, that its players would not be allowed to participate at the 2018 Olympics, viewers were not amused. Turns out the absence of NHL players brought a sense of unpredictability and a belief among teams that anybody could go far.
Germany’s Maria Riesch collected her second gold medal in these Olympics by finishing first in the ladies Slalom with a time of 1:42.89. Riesch also won gold this year in the Ladies Super Combined Slalom. After finishing the first run in third place, Austria’s Marlies Schild pushed her way up to second and received a […]
Niklas Hagman took advantage of an equipment malfunction to score the game-winner and Mikka Kiprusoff made 31 saves for the shutout as Finland defeated the Czech Republic 2-0 in quarter-final action at the Vancouver Olympic Games. Finland will now face the United States in the semifinals for a chance to make it back to the […]
Sweden continued its cross country skiing dominance by catching its third gold medal in this Olympics, this time in the men’s 4 X 10 kilometre relay. The team of Daniel Rickardsson, Johan Olsson, Andres Sodergren and Marcus Hellner may have finished the first leg in third place, but after improving to first after the second […]
If anyone can appreciate a silver lining, it’s Kristina Groves. The Ottawa native and gold medal favourite won silver in the 1,500m on Sunday, just 0.25 seconds behind Irene Wust of the Netherlands. The Dutchwoman blazed a trail to gold in a time of 1:56.89. Martina Sablikova of the Czech Republic took the bronze. It was the […]
The Russian team was desperate to atone for another disappointing Olympic defeat, and were successful, beating the Czech Republic 4-2 on Sunday afternoon at Canada Hockey Place. With the victory, Russia clinched first place in Group B and earned a trip directly to the quarter finals. Neither team had surrendered a first-period goal […]