What you missed while you were sleeping: Someone stop Norway, Rippon is back, Japan sets short track record

If you’ve been watching the 2018 Winter Olympics, you have essentially been tuning into a celebration of Norwegian athleticism.

Norway is now at 25 medals, nine of which are gold, which puts it eight ahead of second-place Germany and 15 ahead of the United States. Granted, this is nothing new; the Norwegians have now taken home 329 medals, 118 of which are gold, both of which are more than any other country in Winter Olympics history.

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Maren Lundby is one of nine gold medalists for Norway, which is dominating this year’s Winter Olympics.

While on the topic of Norway, you may have noticed that none of the Norwegian athletes have their weights listed on the Norway team site. There’s a reason for that. Read more. 

One gold medal that might not go Norway’s direction? Bobsled. Germany put itself in gold medal position with its own wrecking ball style. Read more.

On the oval, in what is becoming recognized as one of the most thrilling winter sports, Japan’s Nao Kodaira set a new Olympic short track record in the 500-meter en route to a gold medal. Read more. 

Gold medalist and new Olympic record holder Japan’s Nao Kodaira catches her breath after the women’s 500 meters speedskating race at the Gangneung Oval at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Ted Ligety, one of the best alpine skiers in U.S. history, had a disappointing run on Saturday, finishing 15th in the giant slalom. While his son, Jax, didn’t seem to mind dad having some trouble at work, Ligety said he’s contemplating hanging up his skis. Read more. 

United States’ Ted Ligety competes during the first run of the men’s giant slalom at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

In the wake of the Florida high school shooting, debate over gun control has ratcheted up again. Even European biathletes think something needs to be done. Read more. 

Adam Rippon’s Olympic Games may be over as a competitor, but his time in PyeongChang isn’t over just yet. Read more. 

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