Today at the Olympics: Vermont's Logan sees silver, Shaun White goes for gold under difficult conditions
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, Tuesday, Feb. 11
While you were sleeping (spoilers):
The US added to its medal total on Tuesday, when Vermont’s Devin Logan posted a score of 85.40 in the women’s ski slopestyle event to win silver at the Olympic Games. The Mount Snow product also won a silver medal in the same event at the 2012 X Games in Aspen, Colo.
Canada’s Dara Howell and Kim Lamarre won gold and bronze, respectively.
It was the first silver medal of the Winter Olympics for the US, which now has a haul of six total. Canada leads the way with nine medals, while Norway and the Netherlands both have seven.
The slopestyle final will be broadcast as part of NBC’s primetime package.
In curling, the US women lost to Russia, 9-7, while as of 7 a.m., the men were down to China, 7-4.
All eyes will be on the men’s halfpipe in snowboarding, and the early results, thanks to the temperate weather in Sochi, Russia, are not great.
Of the 30 men's halfpipe qualifying runs so far, 18 have ended in crashes.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) February 11, 2014
American Shaun White is looking to become the first Olympian to medal in three straight Games on Tuesday, but the conditions bear watching. You can stream the finals live on NBCOlympics.com at 12:30 p.m., or catch the highlights during prime time on NBC.
In other medal events, the women’s 10 K pursuit takes place in biathlon, ladies and men’s sprint free finals in cross-country, and ladies speed skating (500 meters), all part of NBC Sports Network’s coverage that began at 5 a.m.
Later today, Americans Sarah Hendrickson and Lindsey Van will be in the spotlight as women finally are able to participate in Olympic ski jumping, making its debut in Sochi (1:30 p.m., NBCSN).
In women’s luge (3 p.m., NBC), the US’s Kate Hansen will likely draw eyeballs after her nifty warmup routine made the rounds on Monday.
Tweets from the athletes:
Sarah Hendrickson on the debut of women’s ski jumping:
Three women ski jumpers will walk away with medals today but 27 others helped make history. And THAT'S what we have to be proud of.— Sarah Hendrickson (@schendrickson) February 11, 2014
Belmont's Emily Cook wishing Jessica Jerome, Van and Hendrickson well:
Julia Mancuso on winning a bronze medal on Monday in the super-combined:
US women’s hockey team captain Meghan Duggan after her team’s 9-0 win on Monday:
Snowboarder Danny Davis on the halfpipe conditions in Sochi:
And of course, US bobsledder Johnny Quinn, who made headlines after busting out of a bathroom over the weekend, got stuck in an elevator on Monday.
Photo of the day:
Vermont's Devin Logan competes in the Women's Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle Flower Ceremony at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 11, 2014. Logan won the Silver Medal. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images