Each day throughout the Winter Olympics, we'll bring you a daily rundown on what to expect and a look at key story lines in Sochi.
What to watch today, Monday, Feb. 10
While you were sleeping (spoilers):
After finishing the downhill portion of the women’s super-combined Monday morning, Julia Mancuso struggled on the slalom portion, but still managed to win a bronze medal. Mancuso finished with a time of 1:42.68 in the downhill, 0.47 seconds ahead of Switzerland’s Lara Gut, but was finished 13th overall in the slalom run. Germany’s Maria Hoefl-Riesche, who finished fifth in the downhill, and third in the slalom run won gold, while Austria’s Nicole Hop won silver.
It is the fourth Olympic medal for Mancuso.
Short track speed skating got underway in Sochi Monday with American J.R. Celski finishing a disappointing fourth in the 1,500 meter finals. Canada’s Charles Hamelin won the gold. The final can be seen as part of NBC’s prime time coverage, or, as all events are, streamed live on NBCOlympics.com.
In women’s hockey, the US dominated Switzerland, 9-0, a game in which Team USA set an Olympic record by scoring three goals in the first 55 seconds of the game. Amanda Kessel, Kendall Coyne, and Monique Lamoureux each scored twice for the Americans. \
As of 7 a.m., the Swiss were beating the US in the first round of women’s curling, 5-3.
In long track speed skating, the men’s 500 meter gold medal round takes place during NBC Sports Network’s live coverage beginning at 7:30 a.m. American Shani Davis is seeking to become the most decorated US male long-track skater in history at these Winter Olympics.
Men’s moguls can be seen as part of NBC’s afternoon coverage beginning at 3 p.m. Americans Patrick Deneen and Bradley Wilson will be among the competitors. Also in that time slot will be biathlon, with the US’s Tim Burke seeking his country’s first-ever medal in the men’s 12.5 K pursuit.
Tweets from the athletes:
US Ski Team teammates Bode Miller and Mikaela Shiffrin congratulated Julia Mancuso on her bronze medal:
Congratulations @JuliaMancuso, amazing game day performer comes through with a hard earned medal.— Bode Miller (@MillerBode) February 10, 2014
Congrats @JuliaMancuso inspiring performance!— Mikaela Shiffrin (@MikaelaShiffrin) February 10, 2014
Tim Burke ahead of his 12.5 K pursuit:
Good thing our races are at night because it takes nearly all day to get there by shuttle... #sochi2014— Tim Burke (@tb_burke) February 10, 2014
Jamie Anderson, posing with fellow slopestyle gold medalist Sage Kostenburg:
Shani Davis doesn’t seem too concerned about Tuesday’s 500 meter race:
should mention that my big Olympic races are on wednesday (1000) & saturday (1500)!! that's speedskating, for you new followers :)— Shani Davis (@ShaniDavis) February 9, 2014
Short track speed skating gold medalist Charles Hamelin after his win in the 1,500 meter race:
1500m. DONE! pic.twitter.com/0Zv3ASxTEW— Charles Hamelin (@Speedskater01) February 10, 2014
Maybe brother Phil can bring her a new one when he arrives?
Thank you so much for all the support, it's amazing. I lost my phone while in Russia so I won't receive any messages. FB, tweet, or email me— Amanda Kessel (@AmandaKessel8) February 8, 2014
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask has arrived in Sochi to play for Team Finland:
Bruins fans may recognize this fellow. Finland just wrapped up practice.. pic.twitter.com/1Q5II7Nxpr— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) February 10, 2014
From a sick Lolo Jones:
Just released... been in quarantine room in Olympic village.Single room was nice just wish I had one of those stray dogs to keep me company— Lolo Jones (@lolojones) February 10, 2014
Photo of the day:
Bronze medalist US skier Julia Mancuso smiles on the podium after the Women's Alpine Skiing Super Combined Flower Ceremony at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 10, 2014.ALEXANDER KLEIN/AFP/Getty Images