Wind, ice and cold making this Olympics too wintry | AspenTimes.com

Wind, ice and cold making this Olympics too wintry

Graham Dunbar and Howard Fendrich
The Associated Press
Course crew are shrouded in snow as they slip slide to the finish after the women's giant slalom was postponed due to high winds at the 2018 Winter Olympics at the Yongpyong Alpine Center, Pyeongchang, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
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Hometown ‘changes’ name for 1st

U.S. gold medalist at Olympics

SILVERTHORNE (AP) — The hometown of Olympic gold medalist Red Gerard has unofficially upgraded its name in his honor.

A sign welcoming visitors to the Colorado mountain town of Silverthorne was changed over the weekend to “Goldthorne” after the 17-year-old snowboarder captured the United States’ first gold medal at the Winter Olympics in South Korea.

The Summit Daily News reports that someone put up a white banner with red letters spelling out “Gold” that covered up “Silver” in the city name sometime Saturday night or Sunday.

Combined Korean team doubles its shots in loss to Sweden

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The Korean women’s hockey team is going through some growing pains.

Sweden scored four goals in the first period and routed Korea, 8-0, on Monday night in a preliminary round game that did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm for the historic team.

The Koreans more than doubled their shot attempts from their opening 8-0 loss to Switzerland with 19, and they matched all eight they took in that loss in the second period alone.


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