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Sarah Hughes joins NBC Olympics for Sochi

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2002 Olympic champion Sarah Hughes will be an analyst on “Olympic Ice,” NBC Olympics’ digital-only studio show featuring comprehensive reviews of figure skating during the Sochi Olympics.

Hughes, 28, will work next to host Russ Thaler for the show that will be available on and NBC Sports Live Extra.

It will air at 5:30 p.m. ET on most days from Feb. 7-21.

Hughes joins a long line of U.S. Olympic figure skating stars on NBC’s team, including Scott HamiltonNancy Kerrigan, Tara LipinskiJohnny Weir and Tanith Belbin

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Anna Gasser edges out Jamie Anderson for big air gold

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With a pair of extremely progressive tricks, Austria’s Anna Gasser has become the first-ever Olympic champion in women’s snowboard big air.

Gasser landed all three of her jumps in the big air final, but it was the last one — a cab double cork 1080 — that knocked Jamie Anderson out of the top spot and gave Gasser the win.

Anderson ended up with a silver medal. It’s her second medal of these Olympics and the third medal of her career.

New Zealand’s Zoi Sadowski-Synnott took bronze.

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Reigning world champ Marcel Hirscher misses out in slalom

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Austria’s Marcel Hirscher, the reigning world champion and 2014 Olympic silver medalist, missed a gate and skied out in his opening slalom run at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Bode Miller, NBC’s Alpine skiing analyst and a six-time Olympic medalist, called Hirscher’s mistake “one of the biggest upsets in this Games.”

Slalom features two runs. The times are added together, and the fastest total time determines the winner.

The second run is scheduled for 11:30 p.m. ET. Watch live by clicking here.