Mikaela Shiffrin

Stars from Sochi land on Wheaties boxes

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Alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin and slopestyle snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg are set to join the ranks of Olympians to appear on Wheaties boxes.

Shiffrin, 18, and Kotsenburg, 20, will be on limited-edition boxes that hit store shelves this spring, according to PR Newswire.

Shiffrin became the youngest Olympic slalom champion on Friday and said the next day she dreamed of winning five gold medals at the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

First, she’ll return to the World Cup circuit and attempt to wrap up her second straight season title in the slalom in March.

Kotsenburg won the first gold medal in Sochi when he upset Canadian favorites at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on Feb. 8. His triumph came after the top U.S. hope, Shaun White, withdrew from the event.

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Shiffrin and Kotsenburg are the latest in a long list of Olympians to grace Wheaties boxes.

In 2012, beach volleyball champ Misty May-Treanor and swimmer Michael Phelps adorned limited-edition boxes.

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Olympic champs hit New York talk show circuit

WATCH LIVE: Big Air at Fenway — 8:30 p.m. ET

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Fenway Park will host some of the world’s best freeskiers in the one-of-a-kind Big Air at Fenway, live on NBC Sports Live Extra on Friday night.

Big air skiers will descend from a ramp that’s four times higher than the Green Monster inside the hallowed Boston Red Sox home.

Ski big air is most like slopestyle of the current Olympic disciplines, except skiers get one jump per run.

WATCH LIVE: Big Air at Fenway — 8:30 p.m. ET

On Thursday, Canadian Max Parrot and American Julia Marino won the snowboard big air competitions at Fenway Park.

Big Air at Fenway coverage will conclude with an NBC show on Saturday at 5 p.m. ET.

MORE: Olympic champ suffers concussion at Big Air at Fenway practice

Lillehammer Youth Winter Olympics open with homages to 1994

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In an homage to the Lillehammer 1994 Winter Olympics, Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway lit the Lillehammer Youth Winter Olympic cauldron to cap the Opening Ceremony on Friday night.

The princess’ father, Crown Prince Haakon, lit the 1994 Olympic cauldron in a very similar fashion (video here). Princess Ingrid Alexandra was born in 2004.

The Opening Ceremony, held outdoors at a ski jump (same venue as 1994) in sub-freezing temperatures, included a speech from International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach.

“I’m just a little bit too old to compete in the YOG,” Bach said, urging listeners to use the hashtag #IloveYOG during the nine-day Winter Games.

The ceremony included Olympic legends, such as 2010 figure skating gold medalist Yuna Kim and eight-time Olympic cross-country champion Bjorn Daehlie carrying the Olympic flag.

Marit Bjoergen, a 10-time Olympic medalist cross-country skier, handed the Olympic flame to the princess.

NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra will air coverage of the Opening Ceremony on Saturday at 12:30 a.m. ET, plus daily coverage throughout the Winter Games. A full broadcast schedule is here.

MORE: Two years to Pyeongchang: Updates on U.S. Olympic medalists from Sochi