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RVAHub’s Olympic Must Watch Tuesday Pick: Women’s Short Track

Throughout the Winter Olympics, we’ll pick the events that shouldn’t be missed. Tonight’s is young and quick.

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Our Pick: Women’s Short Track 500M  – Live 12:30 – 2:30 PM NBCSN

Who to Watch: Maame Biney is an 18-year old from Reston, Virginia that you most definitely need to keep an eye on. She has so much charm you can’t help but pull for her.

More from Yasmine Jumaa of the Capital News Service:

Biney is the youngest woman on the U.S. short-track team. At this year’s games, she is up against competitors who have the home turf advantage: 21 of South Korea’s 26 winter gold medals have come from short-track speedskating.

Biney will compete in the 500- and 1,500-meter races. She has an upper hand at the shorter distance since setting a personal record at the Olympic trials of 43.161 seconds in the 500-meter race.

This is just the beginning for Biney, Mills said.

“I think the confidence that came with her performance at the trials, coupled with the experience she’s going to get at these games, will lead to her being among the favorites in the next Olympics in Beijing, China,” Mills said. “She’ll be one of the marquee athletes because her personality is real and her talent is next level.”

In particular, Maame needs to keep her eyes on South Korea’s Choi Min-Jeong and Shim Suk-Hee who are the favorites.

What am I watching? – Short track speed skating is the shorter version of long track skating, go figure. The sport is probably the easiest to explain. Skaters line up, then race around an oval that is 364.54 feet (111.111 meters) long. The only rule that might leave you scratching your head is “impediment” or getting in the way. The line of when it is called is at times blurry.

The sport is relatively new to the Olympics. A demonstration sport in Calgary in 1988 and upgraded to a full Olympic sport with four events in 1992.  In 2002 it grew to eight events: 500 m, 1000 m, 1500 m, 3000 m, and the relay.

Also, Catch: Men’s Halfpipe Medal Round  – NBC 8:30 PM

Shaun White is the American that will be grabbing most of the attention from NBC but he has stiff competition from the young guns. Ayumu Hirano, 19, representing Japan and Scotty James, 23 of Australia are just two of the more obvious threats that Shaun will have to overcome if he wants to claim a record-breaking third gold.


PyeongChang Winter Olympics Breakdown

When: Olympics run from February 9th – 25th
Where: PyeongChang, Republic of Korea. PyeongChang is a county in Gangwon Province of South Korea located in the Taebaek Mountains region. It is home to several Buddhist temples, including Woljeongsa. It is approximately 180 km (110 mi) east southeast of Seoul, the capital of South Korea. (Wikipedia)

Mascot: Soohorang, a white tiger is the official mascot.

Official Olympic Website: PYEONGCHANG2018.COM

How to Watch: NBC, as you’ve probably seen, is the official broadcaster of the games. Full and detailed competition schedules, TV listings and live streaming schedules are available on NBCOlympics.com.

A total of 365.5 hours of Olympic coverage will be aired on NBCUniversal cable networks, which include NBCSN, CNBC, and the USA Network. The big events will be on NBC which if you’re a cable cutter you should be able to get over the air.

What we’re doing: PyeongChang South Korea is the home for the 2018 Winter Games. This is the 24th time athletes have taken to the snow and ice to compete for gold.

There are 15 official Winter Olympics events. All of those breakdown to individual competitions. For example, under the heading of Alpine Skiing, there are a total of 13 events to watch. This means there is a ton to keep track off.

That’s where we come in. We’ll pick the event or story to watch that you might miss.

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Four West End swimmers headed to Olympic trials

Zoe Dixon, Josephine Fuller and Megan Pulley – all of Henrico – and Grace Sheble of Chesterfield each qualified for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for swimming, which will be held June 21-28 in Omaha, Nebraska.

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It’s 6:45 a.m., and there is still a chill outside as the sun rises sluggishly. Inside the NOVA of Virginia Aquatics center on Gayton Road in western Henrico, four teen girls and their teammates pull themselves out of the pool and head to the bathrooms to change before catching their rides home, where they will get ready for the school day.

These four practice diligently, with the older ones spending about 16 hours in the pool each week and lifting weights three more times.

That practice has paid off in a big way: Zoe Dixon, Josephine Fuller and Megan Pulley – all of Henrico – and Grace Sheble of Chesterfield each qualified for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for swimming, which will be held June 21-28 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Dixon and Fuller qualified at a meet last weekend, while Pulley and Sheble qualified in January.)

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RVAHub’s Olympic Must Watch Pick: Women’s Bobsled Medal Round

Throughout the Winter Olympics, we’ll pick the events that shouldn’t be missed.

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Our Pick: Women’s Bobsled Medal Round – Part NBC Primetime coverage starting at 8 PM

Wednesday’s coverage in PyeongChang focuses heavily around Team USA with the final runs of Women’s Bobsled, Men’s Halfpipe, and more. Our pick is the Women’s Bobsled event, which will prove exciting as

What to Watch:

Team USA’s Elana Meyers, who has competed since 2007, is a contender for gold alongside teammate Jamie Greubel Poser and will go up against defending Canadian gold medalist Kaillie Humphries.

What am I watching? 

Bobsled is a winter sport in which teams of two or four teammates make timed runs down narrow, twisting, banked, iced tracks in a gravity-powered sled. The timed runs are combined to calculate the final score.

The various types of sleds came several years before the first tracks were built in St. Moritz, Switzerland, where the original bobsleds were adapted upsized luge/skeleton sleds designed by the adventurously wealthy to carry passengers. All three types were adapted from boys’ delivery sleds and toboggans.

Competition naturally followed, and to protect the working class and rich visitors in the streets and byways of St Moritz, bobsledding was eventually banned from the public highway. In the winter of 1903/1904 the Badrutt family, owners of the historic Kulm Hotel and the Palace Hotel, allowed Emil Thoma to organise the construction of the first familiarly configured ‘half-pipe’ track in the Kulm Hotel Park, ending in the village of Cresta. It has hosted the sport during two Olympics and is still in use today. (Wikipedia)

Also, Catch: Men’s Halfpipe Medal Round – NBC 8:00 PM

The men of Team USA will compete in the halfpipe final. Defending champion David Wise will likely lead Team USA, hoping to bring home another gold.


PyeongChang Winter Olympics Breakdown

When: Olympics run from February 9th – 25th
Where: PyeongChang, Republic of Korea. PyeongChang is a county in Gangwon Province of South Korea located in the Taebaek Mountains region. It is home to several Buddhist temples, including Woljeongsa. It is approximately 180 km (110 mi) east southeast of Seoul, the capital of South Korea. (Wikipedia)

Mascot: Soohorang, a white tiger is the official mascot.

 Official Olympic Website: PYEONGCHANG2018.COM

How to Watch: NBC, as you’ve probably seen, is the official broadcaster of the games. Full and detailed competition schedules, TV listings and live streaming schedules are available on NBCOlympics.com.

A total of 365.5 hours of Olympic coverage will be aired on NBCUniversal cable networks, which include NBCSN, CNBC, and the USA Network. The big events will be on NBC which if you’re a cable cutter you should be able to get over the air.

What we’re doing: PyeongChang South Korea is the home for the 2018 Winter Games. This is the 24th time athletes have taken to the snow and ice to compete for gold.

There are 15 official Winter Olympics events. All of those breakdown to individual competitions. For example, under the heading of Alpine Skiing, there are a total of 13 events to watch. This means there is a ton to keep track off.

That’s where we come in. We’ll pick the event or story to watch that you might miss.

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RVAHub’s Olympic Must Watch Tuesday Pick: Women’s Downhill Medal Round

Throughout the Winter Olympics, we’ll pick the events that shouldn’t be missed.

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Our Pick: Women’s Downhill Medal Round – Part NBC Primetime coverage starting at 8 PM

The two sports that I think of when Winter Olympics is mentioned are Ice Skating and Downhill. One focused on artistry, the other is simply about getting down a mountain faster. The simplicity of Downhill appeals to my simple mind and often the victor is the person that shows just a little bit less fear.

Things don’t always go as planned.

Who to Watch:

American Lindsey Vonn, 33, seeks a second downhill gold eight years after victory in Vancouver; any medal would make her the oldest woman in Alpine history to climb an Olympic podium. Lindsey is no stranger to success on the World Cup circuit with a lifetime total of 37 World Cup downhill wins and 7 women’s titles. One person, we were expecting to see was Mikaela Shiffrin. Mikaela withdrew from the downhill after the Olympic committee changed the date of the Nordic Combined. Mikaela was a long shot in the downhill.

Competition for Lindsey comes in the form of Italy’s Sofia Goggia who clocked the fastest time in Saturday’s training run and Liechtenstein’s Tina Weirather who came in second. It is worth noting that during her training runs Lindsey stood up at the end of the course, which sandbagged her time a little.

What am I watching? 

In all forms of Downhill, both at a local youth-level as well as the higher FIS international level, racers are allowed extensive preparation for the race, which includes daily course inspection and discussion with their coaches and teammates as well as several practice runs before the actual race. Racers do not make any unnecessary turns while on the course, and try to do everything they can to maintain the most aerodynamic position while negotiating turns and jumps.

Unlike Slalom and Giant Slalom, where racers have the times of two runs combined, the Downhill race is a single run. Times are typically between 1½ and 2½ minutes for World Cup courses and must be over 1 minute in duration to meet international minimum standards. Tenths and hundredths and, occasionally, thousandths of seconds count: World Cup races and Olympic medals have sometimes been decided by as little as one or two hundredths of a second, and ties are not unheard of. (Wikipeida)

Also, Catch: Men’s Curling – CNBC 5:00 PM

Team USA takes on Switzerland in round-robin Men’s curling action.


PyeongChang Winter Olympics Breakdown

When: Olympics run from February 9th – 25th
Where: PyeongChang, Republic of Korea. PyeongChang is a county in Gangwon Province of South Korea located in the Taebaek Mountains region. It is home to several Buddhist temples, including Woljeongsa. It is approximately 180 km (110 mi) east southeast of Seoul, the capital of South Korea. (Wikipedia)

Mascot: Soohorang, a white tiger is the official mascot.

 Official Olympic Website: PYEONGCHANG2018.COM

How to Watch: NBC, as you’ve probably seen, is the official broadcaster of the games. Full and detailed competition schedules, TV listings and live streaming schedules are available on NBCOlympics.com.

A total of 365.5 hours of Olympic coverage will be aired on NBCUniversal cable networks, which include NBCSN, CNBC, and the USA Network. The big events will be on NBC which if you’re a cable cutter you should be able to get over the air.

What we’re doing: PyeongChang South Korea is the home for the 2018 Winter Games. This is the 24th time athletes have taken to the snow and ice to compete for gold.

There are 15 official Winter Olympics events. All of those breakdown to individual competitions. For example, under the heading of Alpine Skiing, there are a total of 13 events to watch. This means there is a ton to keep track off.

That’s where we come in. We’ll pick the event or story to watch that you might miss.

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