Team Canada, your three-time defending Olympic women’s hockey champions, return to the ice this morning to battle Finland.
You can watch the game LIVE on MSNBC, or if you’re gonna be away from a TV, catch it over on NBCOlympics.com at 10 a.m. ET.
The Canadians will look to keep rolling along after they blanked Switzerland, 5-0, in their opening contest.
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Now, they’ll have to deal with Finland goalie Noora Raty, who stopped an impressive 40 shots in a 3-1 loss to the Americans last weekend.
Again, tune into MSNBC or if you can’t, CLICK HERE TO WATCH at 10 a.m. ET.
Olympic coaches don’t receive gold medals. Fiji Olympic men’s rugby coach Ben Ryan may have gotten something better anyway.
Ryan’s reward for guiding Fiji to its first Olympic medal in any sport — gold in rugby sevens’ Olympic debut — included three acres of land in Fiji and a new name, Ratu Peni Raiyani Latianara, according to Fijian reports.
Ryan, a London native, is stepping down as coach of the Fijian team. The 44-year-old coached the team for three years after leading the England national sevens team for six years.
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OSLO, Norway (AP) — Norwegian skier Aksel Lund Svindal says the knee injury that took him out of the World Cup last season was worse than he’s been letting on.
Svindal was the overall World Cup leader when he injured his right knee in a crash during a downhill in Kitzbuehel, Austria, on Jan. 23. Watch video of the crash here.
In an interview with Norwegian broadcaster NRK, Svindal said not only did he rupture a cruciate ligament, he also damaged his meniscus and cartilage.
Svindal, who won a medal of every color at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games, is back on skis training for the upcoming World Cup season.
But he said the cartilage problems are particularly worrisome and could put the season, and even his career, at risk.
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