Olympic Recap: Today’s Gold, Silver, Bronze


Another day of the Winter Olympics is in the books. Let’s see who medaled.
Bronze: NBC
By airing so many events on tape delay in primetime, long after many viewers already know the outcome, the network is training its audience. If millions of people will stomach sporting events they already know the outcome of, they’ll probably also tune in at 11:30 p.m. to grimace through jokes with obvious endings, too. Brilliant, NBC!
Silver: Names
We’re coming up on the midway point of the Olympic Games, and we’ve heard a lot of good names so far.
Girts Ankipans (Latvia)
Bjoergvin Bjoergvinsson (Iceland)
Thomas Deruns (Switzerland)
Jakov Fak (Latvia)
Mario Fuchs (Austria)
Drew Goldsack (Canada)
Beat Hefti (Switzerland)
Odd-Bjoern Hjelmeset (Norway)
Melissa Hoar (Australia)
Jakub Hyman (Czech Republic)
Mike Ireland (Canada)
Martin Jaks (Czech Republic)
Kaspar Kokk (Estonia)
Ho-Suk Lee (Korea)
Miroslav Satan (Slovakia)
Alexander Semin (Russia)
Svetlana Sleptsova (Russia)
Andreas Wank (Germany)
Tee-hee! Oh, non-Americans, with your wacky names! Why can’t you name your children something normal like Bode Miller or Picabo Street?
Gold: U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!
Lindsey Vonn won gold in the women’s downhill, Shani White won gold in men’s 1000m speed skating and Shaun White won gold in the men’s halfpipe. Put them all together and three golds is the best one-day showing for Team USA in Winter Olympics history. It also puts in perspective how big of an upset it was in 1980 when the U.S. hockey team beat the Soviets and won gold. They did it with only two players!!! Amazing.


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