The U.S. women’s speed skating team hopes to end its medal drought from 2002 by getting to the podium in the speed skating 1000m on Thursday. The action kicks off at 9 a.m. ET:
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Heather Richardson and Brittany Bowe represent the best hopes of breaking that slump; they even took the top two spots in three of four 1000m events at the World Cup this season.
That doesn’t necessarily make them the favorites, however. Russia will be behind Olga Fatkulina, who took silver in the 500m and is impressive at this distance, too. Other noteworthy competitors include Zhang Hong (China) and Ireen Wuest (Netherlands).
Usain Bolt wants you to get into the Christmas spirit.
A video published on Bolt’s social media Wednesday morning shows a two-minute music video starring Bolt, with an entourage including backup singers. It’s titled, “Gold. Gold. Gold. Platinum.”
Though Bolt is mouthing words, unfortunately a different voice is speaking melodious lyrics such as this:
“I see the holiday lights in the sky
They shine so bright, so bright, I just want to cry
My spirit’s lifted so way up high
I feel so gifted, I feel so gifted
Because I’m run, run, running
I’m running for Christmas
And I’m sprint, sprint, sprinting
Sprinting through my wish list”
Bolt teased this video in an Instagram on Monday, but no singing means he must continue to be judged primarily off of his Queen and Kings of Leon performances at recent Oktoberfest visits in Munich.
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Michael Phelps brandishes weapons in a trailer for the upcoming video game, “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare,” which is to come out Nov. 4.
Phelps, an avid Call of Duty player, filmed his spot after the Rio Olympics in Long Beach, Calif., according to reports. Actor Danny McBride is also in the 90-second video.
“We were in full getup and full armor,” Phelps said, according to Time magazine. “Where we were shooting was kind of wild. Danny and I were just playing off each other, talking trash. It was really tough to keep a straight face with him just firing off super funny comments left and right. It was fun.”
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