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

Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir will host the Closing Ceremony

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Figure skating analysts Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir will host the Closing Ceremony on Sunday night in Primetime on NBC. The team, along with play-by-play partner Terry Gannon, made the announcement during Tuesday night’s broadcast of the ladies’ short program.

Lipinski, Weir and Gannon will commentate the pageantry from PyeongChang Olympic Stadium, which will feature the Parade of Nations, interviews, profiles, musical performances and more.

“Parades, K-Pop, fireworks, costumes, dancing – who better to host the world’s biggest party than Tara, Johnny and Terry,” Jim Bell, President, NBC Olympics Production and Programming, said in a press release.

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Lamoureux twins shine in Olympic Final

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It must be an incredible feeling to share the Olympic experience with your twin sister while skating next to one another on the same team. But, how many sets of twins can say they each had a game-changing moment to help their team capture a gold medal for the first time in 20 years?

NBCOlympics.com: Gold at last: U.S. women beat rival Canada in epic shootout

The Lamoureux twins are in elite company as they both shined individually while helping the U.S. defeat Canada in the women’s hockey gold-medal game.

“I’m digging the new necklace I got today,” Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson said. “It is been a dream to do this, side by side. We have pushed each other since we were little and our brothers have kicked our butts along the way.”

Jocelyne, tasked with shooting in the first round of extra innings, performed a highly-skilled maneuver en route to scoring the eventual shootout-winning goal. No. 17 skated in all alone, faked to her backhand as Canadian goaltender Shannon Szabados slipped, then confidently slid the puck into the back of the net.

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