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

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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 (20)

  • Congratulations to the winners!!

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

    Comment by KCC – February 16, 2014 07:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.

      Comment by Vicki – February 16, 2014 07:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.

      Comment by kd86953 – February 16, 2014 08:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree, she was tactless and just kept prodding even though he was clearly heartbroken. What a b**ch.

      Comment by JB – February 17, 2014 07:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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?

      Comment by John NYC – February 17, 2014 09:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Cool Runnings return of course. The hottest thing on ice.

    Comment by NJD – February 16, 2014 07:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No, the Ice Dance is clearly fixed. The Canadians deserved that Gold.

    Comment by Will – February 16, 2014 07:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes, no disrespect to the American team who did a lovely job, but there was clearly something fishy about the judging.

      Comment by Louise – February 16, 2014 07:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.

      Comment by kd86953 – February 16, 2014 08:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • 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.

        Comment by Louise – February 16, 2014 10:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • their score was surprisingly low, i agree.

          Comment by kd86953 – February 17, 2014 08:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.

      Comment by wenraz – February 17, 2014 06:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Uh, guys…no medal was awarded. There’s a long program tonight.

      Comment by Katherine215 – February 17, 2014 07:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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

      Comment by vee cee – February 21, 2014 11:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Huge congrats to Bode Miller. Happy to seem him medal. And Davis and White were pretty perfect. Great nite for skating.

    Comment by Anna – February 16, 2014 09:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by EJ – February 16, 2014 10:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski are one of my favorite things about this Olympics.

      Comment by justjack – February 17, 2014 04:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Dutch speed skaters were fantastic! 1-2-3-4 it was epic!

    Comment by CBWBDK1 – February 17, 2014 03:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!

    Comment by wenraz – February 17, 2014 06:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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