Olympics Watch: What Was Your Favorite Moment From Sochi 2014, Day 9?

bode-miller-super-g-sochiAfter disappointing showings in both the men’s downhill and super-combined, it was finally U.S. Alpine skier Bode Miller‘s time to shine on Sunday at the Winter Olympics, capturing a bronze medal in the super-G.

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Sunday’s event marked one of the last real opportunities for Miller to earn hardware in Sochi, and he did just that: With a final time of 1:18.67 — among his strongest performances at the 2014 Games — Miller earned his sixth Olympic medal. And, at 36 years old, he also became the oldest Alpine skier in Olympics history to medal.

Of course, Miller will share his long-awaited spot on the podium with Canadian skier Jan Hudec, after the two men tied in the super-G event. They came in behind Kjetil Jansrud of Norway and Andrew Weibrecht of the U.S. (who earned gold and silver, respectively).

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Meanwhile, there must be something in the Netherlands’ drinking water: For the third time in the Sochi Games, Dutch speed skaters swept the podium, led today by gold medalist Jorien ter Mors and her teammates in the 1,500-meter final. Not only was ter Mors’ time the best of the event, but it broke a record formerly held by Germany’s Anni Friesinger at the 2002 Salt Lake City games.

What was your favorite moment from Sunday’s winter games? Are you eagerly anticipating Monday’s ice dance final, which could (finally!) put U.S. skaters Meryl Davis and Charlie White at the top of the podium? Sound off in the comments!

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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  1. KCC says:

    Congratulations to the winners!!

    But what about that insensitive reporter who pushed Bode Miller to cry? What was up with that?

    • Vicki says:

      Completely agree. I don’t know who that reporter was, but it seemed like she was pushing to try and make a name for herself as a hard nosed interviewer. IMO, the name she just made for herself was insensitive.

    • kd86953 says:

      i completely agree. i thought her questions were incredibly inappropriate. she had already interviewed bode earlier in the race, and only asked a question or two to the silver medalist. i know bode has had a rough year but to push him like that was tactless. if she wanted him to break down, then she succeeded. i was incredibly uncomfortable for him.

    • JB says:

      I agree, she was tactless and just kept prodding even though he was clearly heartbroken. What a b**ch.

    • John NYC says:

      She’s a former skier from the 80’s and Bode mentioned he’d known her for a long time: she might have stepped over a line neither were aware was there (reportedly she did quietly say “I’m sorry” at the end.).

      BUT what was with the NBC people deciding to re-air what was clearly such a personal breakdown?

  2. NJD says:

    The Cool Runnings return of course. The hottest thing on ice.

  3. Will says:

    No, the Ice Dance is clearly fixed. The Canadians deserved that Gold.

    • Louise says:

      Yes, no disrespect to the American team who did a lovely job, but there was clearly something fishy about the judging.

    • kd86953 says:

      i disagree. while virtue and moir skated beautifully, i was utterly and completely entranced by white and davis. also, the americans had a bit more technical components than the canadians which is why they scored a bit higher. the announcers broke it down for us to show why davis and white scored better. they both skated beautifully. i love ice dance so much.

      • Louise says:

        I don’t disagree with you. The American team deserved their scores, but the Canadian team’s score was suspiciously low. Figure skating judging is so high school. It’s like they’ve decided that the Canadians are just not the thing anymore. It’s such a shame.

    • wenraz says:

      While I think the US pair deserved the win, I do believe the scoring was poorly done. There’s no way there should have been that big a gap between the US and Canada teams’ scores. They both gave fantastic performances.

    • Katherine215 says:

      Uh, guys…no medal was awarded. There’s a long program tonight.

    • vee cee says:

      You’ve got to be kidding Davis & White were mesmerizing, couldn’t take my eyes off the screen for a minute. The U.S thinks Canada to be a very polite, little do they know the underneath negative attitude Canadians have for the USA. And Davis & White choose music that was totally in sync with their program

  4. Anna says:

    Huge congrats to Bode Miller. Happy to seem him medal. And Davis and White were pretty perfect. Great nite for skating.

  5. EJ says:

    I loved Johnny Weir’s response following an American ice dancing couple’s snazzy, twizzled turn-“They sold that routine like the rent was due TOMORROW!” Fabulous.

  6. CBWBDK1 says:

    The Dutch speed skaters were fantastic! 1-2-3-4 it was epic!

  7. wenraz says:

    I was so happy for Bode Miller to take the bronze, but what about that awesome silver-winning run by Andrew Weibrecht that just came out of nowhere? Nobody saw that coming, not even Webrecht himself. Wow. WTG Team USA!