The 2018 Olympic Winter Games continued in PyeongChang, in South Korea, on 13 February 2018. Germany leads the medal standings with five gold medals and Canada is currently in fourth with ten medals, three of which are gold.

Alpine Skiing

The Men’s Alpine Combined was held at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre. Despite a cancelled downhill training run on the prior day due to dangerous conditions, both the downhill portion and the slalom run were deemed safe enough to compete. The medalists for slalom are as follows:

Gold: Marcel Hirscher (Austria)

Silver: Alexis Pinturault (France)

Bronze: Victor Muffat-Jeandet (France)

Image: Austrian Marcel Hirscher, the current World Cup leader, won the Men’s Alpine Combined, placing twelfth in the downhill competition and first in the slalom run. (Image courtesy of Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)

Cross Country Skiing

Cross country skiing continued at the Alpensia Cross-Country Centre, with the Men’s and Ladies’ Individual Sprint Classic events being held. For each event, qualification, quarterfinal, semifinal, and final rounds were held throughout the day, with the medals being handed out following the final round. The medalists are as follows:

Ladies’ Individual Sprint Classic:

Gold: Stina Nilsson (Sweden)

Silver: Maiken Caspersen Falla (Norway)

Bronze: Yulia Belorukova (OAR)

Men’s Individual Sprint Classic:

Gold: Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo (Norway)

Silver: Federico Pellegrino (Italy)

Bronze: Alexander Bolshunov (OAR)

Image: Stina Nilsson of Sweden takes the gold medal. (Image courtesy of Reuters)


Following the Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) winning the bronze medal the previous day, Canada and Switzerland played for the gold medal in Mixed Doubles’ Curling in the Gangneung Curling Centre. Canada’s team won against Switzerland’s 10 to 3 in the newly introduced event. The medalists are as follows:

Gold: Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris (Canada)

Silver: Jenny Perret and Martin Rios (Switzerland)

Bronze: Anastasia Bryzgalova and Aleksandr Krushelnicki (OAR)

Image: Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris celebrate after capturing gold for Canada in Mixed Doubles Curling. (Image courtesy of Wang Zhao/Getty Images)



Women’s Hockey Preliminary Round continued at the Kwandong Hockey Centre with two Group A matches. Canada beat Finland 4 to 1, while the United States won their match against the OAR 5 to 0.

Image: Canadian hockey players Meghan Agosta, right, and Melodie Daoust celebrate a goal during a game against Finland. (Image courtesy of Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)


Women’s Luge finished, with the final runs, Run 3 and 4, determining the final rankings. By winning, Natalie Geisenberger claimed her third Olympic medal and second Olympic gold; Gough of Canada claimed Canada’s first ever luge medal.  Based on cumulative time, the medalists are as follows:

Gold: Natalie Geisenberger (Germany)

Silver: Dajana Eitberger (Germany)

Bronze: Alex Gough (Canada)

Image: Alex Gough earned Canada its first medal in luge. (Image courtesy of Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)

Short Track

At Gangneung Ice Arena, short track speed skating continued its competition with the Ladies’ 500m, Men’s 1000m, and Men’s 5000m Relay. For both men’s events, only heats were held. Japan’s Kai Saito was suspended after testing positive for acetazolamide.

In the Ladies’ 500m, quarterfinals,  semifinals, and finals were held, following the heats that had been held several days prior. Britain’s Elise Christie fell on the track, dropping to 4th place. The medalists in the Ladies’ 500m are as follows:

Gold: Arianna Fontana (Italy)

Silver: Yara van Kerkhof (Netherlands)

Bronze: Kim Boutin (Canada)

Image: Arianna Fontana of Italy wins gold in the Ladies’ 500m finals. (Image courtesy of Washington Post)


The Ladies’ Halfpipe final run was held at Phoenix Park on Tuesday. The overwhelming favourite coming into the Games, 17-year-old American Chloe Kim, prevailed by almost nine points, while runner-up Liu Jiayu picked up China’s first ever medal in the event. Meanwhile, the Men’s Halfpipe began, with favourite Shaun White of the US winning the qualification round. The medalists in the Ladies’ Halfpipe are as follows:

Gold: Chloe Kim (USA)

Silver: Liu Jiayu (China)

Bronze: Arielle Gold (USA)

Illustration: Roger Li

Speed Skating

At the Gangneung Oval, long track speed skating continued with the Men’s 1500m race. Athletes from the Netherlands took the gold and silver, earning eight out of the possible twelve speedskating medals in these games. Of the eighteen pairs that competed, the medalists are as follows:

Gold: Kjeld Nuis (Netherlands)

Silver: Patrick Roest (Netherlands)

Bronze: Kim Min Seok (Korea)

Image: Kjeld Nuis of Netherlands celebrates his gold medal. (Image courtesy of John Locher/Associated Press)