Norway is really awesome


#242

They all pretty much look beautiful, that’s true! Go US Women!


#243

Hirscher pretty much showed everyone how to ski though.


#244

Medal standing after day 9:
https://www.pyeongchang2018.com/en/game-time/results/OWG2018/en/general/medal-standings.htm


#245

The girls looked pretty good in their practice runs for the downhill tonight.


#246

The other winner were>>>>>:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/olympics/thirty-six-minutes-after-the-gold-medal-was-won-the-olympics-happened/2018/02/16/283130a8-130d-11e8-9570-29c9830535e5_story.html?utm_term=.7e77397b68be&wpisrc=nl_optimist&wpmm=1


#247

Medal standing, day 10:
https://www.pyeongchang2018.com/en/game-time/results/OWG2018/en/general/medal-standings.htm


#248

Medal standing, day 11:
https://www.pyeongchang2018.com/en/game-time/results/OWG2018/en/general/medal-standings.htm

The Guardian’s take on why Norwegians have been winning some many medals in these Olympics:

Lindsey Vonn has Norwegian ancestry:


No wonder she win so much.


#249

Medal standing, day 12:
https://www.pyeongchang2018.com/en/game-time/results/OWG2018/en/general/medal-standings.htm


#250

Norway is really cleaning up at the Winter Games. See you in a couple of years at the Summer Games.


#251

Watch out for our 16 year old New Zealanders, 2 bronze after 20+ years. Now if we asked you to play a game of rugby you might well do it on skis and win but then again?
Just joking.


#252

Yes New Zealand is among the most sporty countries in the world, just behind Norway and Slovenia:

Maybe having an inspirational Slovenian First Lady will help USA climb on the list??


#253

Medal tally, day 13:
https://www.pyeongchang2018.com/en/game-time/results/OWG2018/en/general/medal-standings.htm


#254

Personally the thought of travelling down a mountainside at 60 miles per hour with two planks of wood strapped to your feet and no brakes fills me with dread. No thanks I’ll stick to a good game of dominoes- a lot safer.


#255

Medal standing, day 14:
https://www.pyeongchang2018.com/en/game-time/results/OWG2018/en/general/medal-standings.htm
Only 4 more medals of each valour to be won in these Winter Olympic Games.


#256

Laying face forward on a luge going at even more speed down a icy track sounds even more scary to me. Not to mention the crazy “half-pipe” stunts.

Traditional ski jumpers are doing 90 km/h or more as they take to the air, but at least they don’t have to do acrobatics in the air, just fly longer and land safely.


#257

The half pipe skiers are of an age where their frontal lobe is not fully developed and they are fearless or stupid.
I note that most are under 25.


#258

Norway, being bros.


#259

This coming week a cold spell is expected over Europe

At the same time a warm spell on Svalbard Could mean that Longyearbyen will be the warmest place in Northern Europe for a day or two:


#260

Medal tally, day 15:
https://www.pyeongchang2018.com/en/game-time/results/OWG2018/en/general/medal-standings.htm


#261

Final medal standing:
https://www.pyeongchang2018.com/en/game-time/results/OWG2018/en/general/medal-standings.htm
Heia NORGE!!!

And the most winning Winter Olympian of all times, Marit Bjoergen, shows off her medal harvest from this years event:
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