Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Olympics-Freestyle skiing-Swiss Gremaud wins gold in slopestyle, a “relieved” Gu settles for silver
Switzerland’s Mathilde Gremaud won gold in the women’s freeski slopestyle at the Beijing Olympics on Tuesday, while Chinese favorite Eileen Gu was roared by fans in the final but had to settle for silver. China’s ‘Snow Princess’ Gu gave it her all early on, landing a clean and controlled first run, but hit the deck on her second try, forcing her to sit on her skis to breathe.
Olympics-Snowboard-Gasser wins gold in Big Air, Sadowski-Synnott wins silver
Anna Gasser knew she needed something special in her final run to win the Beijing Games Big Air event on Tuesday and the Austrian did it by landing one of snowboarding’s toughest tricks female to edge New Zealand’s Zoi Sadowski-Synnott for the gold. It was a case of deja vu for Gasser, who also had to pull something big out of the bag in Pyeongchang four years ago to win the event on his Olympic debut.
NFL-Rams Super Bowl parade takes place in ‘City of Champions’
The Rams will celebrate their thrilling Super Bowl LVI win with a parade Wednesday in Los Angeles, a city that has seen its professional basketball and baseball teams also win championships in recent years. The Rams, who returned to Los Angeles six years ago after a 21-season detour to St. Louis, hope the win puts them on par with the Lakers and Dodgers – beloved franchises that both have won championships in 2020.
Beijing Olympics visitors turn to high tech to avoid getting lost in translation
Companies at the Beijing Olympics are bypassing the language barrier by using high-tech apps and a smartphone-like device to translate from Mandarin Chinese and ring the tills. Although China’s “zero COVID” policy has halted the influx of sports fans who would normally cheer on their favourites, there are still thousands of athletes, coaches, journalists and technicians in China with money to spend.
Olympic Games-Alpine Skiing-Swiss Suter on the way to gold in women’s downhill
Switzerland’s Corinne Suter was in gold medal position after the top 20 skiers completed their runs in the women’s downhill at the Beijing Olympics on Tuesday. Suter raced down the track, known as ‘The Rock’, in a time of 1:31.87, beating reigning Italian Olympic champion Sofia Goggia’s time by 16 hundredths of a second.
Olympics-Cold wave causes problems for Olympic organizers
Freezing temperatures continued to pose problems for organizers of the Beijing Olympics, with Tuesday’s 4×7.5km biathlon relay brought forward two and a half hours to avoid the evening chill. With temperatures at biathlon, cross-country and ski jumping venues often dropping after dark, the International Biathlon Union (IBU) has moved the start of the race to 2:30 p.m. local, starting at 5:00 p.m. due to concerns about gusty winds and temperatures expected to drop. minus 15 degrees Celsius (5 Fahrenheit).
Olympics-Valieva’s ‘B’ sample not yet reviewed – IOC
The B sample of Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva’s anti-doping test before the Beijing Olympics has not yet been analyzed despite an initial positive result, the International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday. The teenager was cleared to compete in Tuesday night’s single event after a ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) that agreed with the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA)’s decision to lift its ban.
Eileen Gu’s choice for China is paying off…for now
When Eileen Gu won Olympic gold in the Big Air, sales of her red Anta ski suit, featuring slip-reducing technology, increased 20 times on Chinese e-commerce platform JD.com. Luckin Coffee sold all Gu-endorsed beverages, with a spike in Gu-branded cup holders, and the Chinese chain immediately said it would launch more Gu-related products throughout the year.
NFL-Super Bowl betting on Nevada sports betting sets record
The total amount of bets placed in Nevada sportsbooks on this year’s Super Bowl between the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals has set a record, the Nevada Gaming Control Board said Monday. A total of $179.8 million was wagered across Nevada’s 179 sportsbooks, up 32% from the $136.1 million wagered on last year’s Super Bowl and 13% higher. above the previous record of $158.6 million set in 2018, according to unaudited figures.
A fearsome Russian coach and doctor at the Olympics with a doping past at the center of the Valieva case
The turmoil overcoming a 15-year-old Russian figure skater who tested positive for a banned substance thrust her prominent coach and a doctor with a history of doping into the spotlight at the Beijing Games. Teenage skater Kamila Valieva was cleared to compete in her remaining event on Monday. But the drug charge against her remains unsolved and Russian anti-doping authorities are unlikely to hear her case until after the Winter Games are over.
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