In Patrick Chan’s perfect future, he’s running a skating school in Vancouver with girlfriend Liz Putnam. The two are living in a million-dollar apartment in the city’s lovely Kitsilano neighborhood. And he’s enjoying a wildly successful career in commercial real estate.
My name is Heather Parham. I’m a Spokane native who is excited to be at the Winter Olympics in South Korea! I came over here to watch my friend compete in the Olympic events taking place. Korea has never been on my immediate bucket list, but going to the Winter Olympics has. I’m so happy it led me to this incredible country with outstanding food, beautiful scenery and fascinating culture.
Here, in the final Olympics Buzz of these Games, we take a look at some of the winners and losers.
And that, as much as anything that happened between the blue lines late Wednesday night at Gangneung Hockey Center, is why the next time USA Hockey pays homage to Olympic gold medals on the rear inside neckline, it will have another year to overlook: 2018.
Three thrilling periods of regulation, another free-wheeling 20 minutes of overtime, a shootout that went six tension-filled rounds – the Americans littered the ice the sticks, gloves and helmets, whooping it up in a raucous, fitting celebration of their 3-2 triumph over the heartbroken Canadians at the Winter Olympics. Some will surely say this was a victory for women’s hockey.
My name is Heather Parham. I'm a Spokane native who is excited to be at the Winter Olympics in South Korea! I came over here to watch my friend compete in the Olympic events taking place this week. Korea has never been on my immediate bucket list, but going to the Winter Olympics has. I'm so happy it has led me to this incredible country with outstanding food, beautiful scenery and fascinating culture.
Pavel Francouz stopped all five shooters and Petr Kouka scored the shootout winner as the Czech Republic eliminated the United States with a 3-2 victory in the quarterfinals Wednesday.
Lindsey Vonn’s bronze in the women’s downhill race Wednesday marks her third Olympic medal of her extraordinary Alpine career and was essentially eight years in the making. She was 32 when she won gold in the event at the Vancouver Olympics and injuries forced her to wait two Olympic cycles to finally defend her title. She was perhaps a bit disappointed she didn’t finish in first here but was certainly pleased to return to the podium.
Twin brothers finishing 1-2 in an Olympic skiing event, one hour after the gold-medal winner’s wife delivered the couple’s first son a continent away? It would have seemed far too implausible and too perfect.
Couch Slouch: Approaching my third week of boycotting the 2018 Winter Olympics, I want to say something that, frankly, nobody really wants to hear; in fact, when I brought this up the other night while eating at my parents’ house, my mother told me that I would have to use the drive-thru window the next time I came over for dinner. So here we go: The Olympics ideal is, well, hooey-and-a-half.