Drehs and I are departing train station, assuming of course the train can fit our luggage. To Seoul and then off to LAX. Another wonderful adventure at the Olympics in the books. Feel blessed to have played in 3 and now covered 6. There is nothing like it. So fun/inspirational/exhausting. 😆 Thank you for being such wonderful hosts Korea.
After 21 days, countless stories, a lack of sleep and a ton of laughs, these two are heading home. Thanks to the people of South Korea for their friendliness and hospitality. And thanks to you for reading, watching and engaging with everything we produced. Until Tokyo 2020 ... ✌️
The Germans go one and two at the four-man bobsleigh final. But they have some company at the top. South Korea finished even for the silver medal. Matching the second place German sleigh at 3:16.38. That's also the second podium dead heat at bobsleigh in these Olympics. Some Korean fans are crying at the Alpensia Sliding Center. What a way to finish for the host country.
The final American bobsleigh, led by driver Codie Bascue, currently sits in first after their final run. There are eight more teams to go.
Evgenia Medvedeva's exhibition skate to an angsty Russian rock song, dressed in a black hoodie and leather pants, felt like the perfect poetic exit for her in Pyeongchang after being pipped to the gold medal by younger training partner Alina Zagitova.
The Russian Olympic Committee will remain suspended for the Pyeongchang 2018 closing ceremony Sunday, meaning that Russian athletes would walk into the stadium in "neutral" apparel, without their national flag. However, the International Olympic Committee voted to support an executive board recommendation to lift the suspension after all Winter Games drug testing is completed - if no other Russian athletes test positive.
Ivanka Trump continues her whirlwind tour of these games by stopping by at the four-man bobsleigh finals.
NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr thinks NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is creating some revisionist history when it comes to the decision not to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics. At the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, Bettman said, "I know that there's some perception out there that there was this grand negotiation with either the [NHLPA] or the IOC or the IIHF. It wasn't about that. It was about the fact that we think it's too disruptive to our season." Said Fehr, the next day at Sloan: "That's not consistent with my experiences. The League was asking the IOC for a lot of things. If the IOC had met what they were talking about, I think the answer is that they would have gone. And they wanted an extension of the CBA from the players. Are there some owners that don't want to shut the season down? I'm sure there are. But then there wouldn't have been any reason for further discussions."
There is talk here (not yet confirmed) at the curling center that the men received the women's medals at the medal ceremony that just happened.
They've done it! A first ever gold in men's curling for the USA. Sweden concedes in the tenth end and the U.S. wins 10-7.
After a tense slugfest, skip John Shuster delivers the knockout blow in the eighth with the rock heard ‘round the world. His double knockout gave the US an insurmountable lead.
STONES! It's over - US curlers with their first Olympic gold, beating the top-ranked Swedes. Sweden concedes with two stones to go.
I have no idea what's happening right now.
With the gold medal at stake, the US leading 10-7 with the hammer, the Swedes are going to play it out.
Someday millions will say they saw Shuster's hammer in person.
On the verge of history. Only one US curling team has ever medaled, the 2006 squad that took bronze.
Not many sports where a fan can yell "I LOVE YOUR MUSTACHE!!!" And the athlete, just about to throw, actually acknowledges that he heard it and laughs. I give you curling. And Matt Hamilton.
WOW - Shuster with the shot of the Olympics: double knockout to give the US FIVE stones. It's all but over. Swedes might concede after the ninth if they don't get a miracle.
Someone finally blinked in this gold medal men's curling game match. A takeout hammer shot by USA skip John Shuster lands the U.S. five points. They now take a commanding 10-5 lead against Sweden into the ninth and tenth ends.
Another assured draw by USA Skip John Shuster and the U.S. regains the lead against Sweden 5-4 in the sixth end.
At the halfway point of the gold medal match, Sweden leads the USA 4-3. Both teams are playing really well and there's not much between them. The first team to make a big mistake is unlikely to recover. Right now, every stone counts.
Yup: two for the Swedes in the fifth. Sweden takes 4-3 lead.
Shuster whiffs on the final US stone. Sweden with a chance to take two and the lead in this end.
Both teams are playing at a high level but it's the USA which steals a stone from Sweden in the fourth end. The U.S. now leads 3-2.
And it's the US by a centimeter! Measurement gives the US the steal in the fourth end.