Winter Olympics late night: What to watch/stream

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PyeongChang is in for a busy day on Monday, with Team USA flag bearer Erin Hamlin in action in the women’s individual luge. She faces a mammoth task in challenging the German squad for that gold medal.

Elsewhere, the Dutch will be looking to sweep the speed skating podium for the second time in as many attempts, while Laura Dalhmeier looks to win her second gold in PyeongChang in the women’s biathlong 10km pursuit.

Ice Hockey

The women’s ice hockey tournament continues with Switzerland taking on Japan. The Swiss thrashed Korea 8-0 to spoil the unified team’s debut. Japan proved that they won’t be slouches in the tournament this year, just being edged out by Sweden 1-2 in the opener. The Japanese women’s team says that they’re not satisfied just playing this year; they want a medal. They’ll need a positive result against the Swiss if they are to have any chance.

Things don’t get any easier for Korea as they take on Sweden. The Swedes will certainly be on their guards now following a first round scare versus Japan.

SUI vs. JPN Stream Live Here 2:40a.m. EST / 11:40p.m. PST

SWE vs. KOR Stream Live Here 7:10 a.m. EST / 4:10a.m. PST

Biathlon

Laura Dalhmeier cruised to gold in the women’s 7.5km sprint and is not expected to let up in the pursuit. Belarus’ Darya Domracheva had a disappointing run, missing two of her targets, finishing sixth. The three-time Olympic gold medalist knows that she has to clean up her shooting if she’s to contend. America’s Susan Dunklee failed to qualify for the event, having finished 66th in the sprint.

Women’s 10km Pursuit Stream Live Here 5:10a.m. EST / 2:10a.m. PST

Men’s 10km Pursuit Stream Live Here 7:00a.m. EST / 4:00a.m. PST

Freestyle Skiing

Mikael Kingsbury looks unbeatable heading into the men’s individual moguls final. The 2014 silver medalist finished atop his qualifying heat with a score of 86.07. America will be led by Troy Murphy, whose fourth place effort was enough to send him to the finals as well.

Men’s Individual Moguls Final Stream Live Here 7:00a.m. EST / 4:00a.m. PST

Luge

American flag bearer Erin Hamlin gets her first crack on the track. She will not be entering this event as the favorite, however. That distinction belongs to Germany’s Geisenberger, who’ll be hoping to continue Germany’s dominant grip on the sport.

Women’s Singles Runs 1 and 2 Stream Live Here 5:50a.m. EST / 2:50a.m. PST

Curling

Switzerland take on the Olympic Athletes from Russia in the second semifinal. Switzerland won their first match-up 9-8, thanks in part to a massive final end in which they scored three points to steal the victory. What’s the benefit of playing the same team twice? Learning from the first match. Russia will be looking at how they could better protect their lead (should they get one), and Switzerland will know that they can’t put themselves in that kind of hole again.

SUI vs. OAR Stream Live Here 6:05a.m. EST / 3:05a.m. PST

Speed Skating

The Netherlands already swept the podium once in PyeongChang so far, can they do it again? Ireen Wuest was one of the three Dutch ladies to land on the podium in the 3,000m, and she’ll certainly be looking to double her medal tally in 2018.

Women’s 1,500m Stream Live Here 7:30a.m. EST / 4:30a.m. PST

Ski jumping 

Will anyone be able to stop Maren Lundby? Before the qualifying trials have begun, the Norwegian finished first in two of her training runs. She has also won six of 10 World Cup events this circuit. So who could possibly pose a challenge to her? Daniela Iraschko-Stolz had a solid training session as well; however, 2014 gold medalist Carina Vogt will need to turn a corner quickly if she is to have any shot at defending her gold.

Women’s Individual Normal Final Stream Live Here 7:00a.m. EST / 4:00a.m. PST

Germany goes 1-2 at bobsled worlds; Kaillie Humphries breaks medals record

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Kim Kalicki and Lisa Buckwitz gave Germany a one-two in the world bobsled championships two-woman event, while American Kaillie Humphries earned bronze to break the career medals record.

Kalicki, who was fourth at last year’s Olympics and leads this season’s World Cup standings, edged Buckwitz by five hundredths of a second combining times from four runs over the last two days in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Humphries, with push athlete Kaysha Love, was 51 hundredths behind.

Olympic champion Laura Nolte was in third place after two runs but crashed in the third run.

Humphries, 37 and a three-time Olympic champion between two-woman and monobob, earned her eighth world championships medal in the two-woman event. That broke her tie for the record of seven with retired German Sandra Kiriasis. Humphries is also the most decorated woman in world championships monobob, taking gold and silver in the two times it has been contested.

Humphries rolled her ankle after the first day of last week’s monobob, plus took months off training in the offseason while also doing two rounds of IVF.

“I chose to continue the IVF journey through the season which included a Lupron Depot shot the day before this race began,” she posted after her monobob silver last weekend. “My weight and body fluctuating all year with hormones, it was a battle to find my normal while competing again. I’m happy with this result, I came into it wanting a podium and we achieved it as a team.”

Love, who was seventh with Humphries in the Olympic two-woman event, began her transition to become a driver after the Games.

Worlds finish Sunday with the final two runs of the four-man event.

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Snowboarders sue coach, USOPC in assault, harassment case

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Olympic bronze medalist Rosey Fletcher has filed a lawsuit accusing former snowboard coach Peter Foley of sexually assaulting, harassing and intimidating members of his team for years, while the organizations overseeing the team did nothing to stop it.

Fletcher is a plaintiff in one of two lawsuits filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on Thursday. One names Foley, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, the U.S. Ski & Snowboard team and its former CEO, Tiger Shaw, as defendants. Another, filed by a former employee of USSS, names Foley, Shaw and the ski federation as defendants.

One of the lawsuits, which also accuse the defendants of sex trafficking, harassment, and covering up repeated acts of sexual assault and misconduct, allege Foley snuck into bed and sexually assaulted Fletcher, then shortly after she won her bronze medal at the 2006 Olympics, approached her “and said he still remembered ‘how she was breathing,’ referring to the first time he assaulted her.”

The lawsuits describe Foley as fostering a depraved travel squad of snowboarders, in which male coaches shared beds with female athletes, crude jokes about sexual conquests were frequently shared and coaches frequently commented to the female athletes about their weight and body types.

“Male coaches, including Foley, would slap female athletes’ butts when they finished their races, even though the coaches would not similarly slap the butts of male athletes,” the lawsuit said. “Physical assault did not stop with slapping butts. Notably, a female athlete once spilled barbeque sauce on her chest while eating and a male coach approached her and licked it off her chest without warning or her consent.”

The USOPC and USSS knew of Foley’s behavior but did nothing to stop it, the lawsuit said. It depicted Foley as an all-powerful coach who could make and break athletes’ careers on the basis of how they got along off the mountain.

Foley’s attorney, Howard Jacobs, did not immediately return requests for comment from The Associated Press. Jacobs has previously said allegations of sexual misconduct against Foley are false.

In a statement, the USOPC said it had not seen the complaint and couldn’t comment on specific details but that “we take every allegation of abuse very seriously.”

“The USOPC is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of Team USA athletes, and we are taking every step to identify, report, and eliminate abuse in our community,” the statement said.

It wasn’t until the Olympics in Beijing last year that allegations about Foley’s behavior and the culture on the snowboarding team started to emerge.

Allegations posted on Instagram by former team member Callan Chythlook-Sifsof — who, along with former team member Erin O’Malley, is a plaintiff along with Fletcher — led to Foley’s removal from the team, which he was still coaching when the games began.

That posting triggered more allegations in reporting by ESPN and spawned an AP report about how the case was handled between USSS and the U.S. Center for SafeSport, which is ultimately responsible for investigating cases involving sex abuse in Olympic sports. The center has had Foley on temporary suspension since March 18, 2022.

The AP typically does not identify alleged victims of sexual assault unless they have granted permission or spoken publicly, as Fletcher, Chythlook-Sifsof and O’Malley have done through a lawyer.

USSS said it was made aware of the allegations against Foley on Feb 6, 2022, and reported them to the SafeSport center.

“We are aware of the lawsuits that were filed,” USSS said in a statement. “U.S. Ski & Snowboard has not yet been served with the complaint nor has had an opportunity to fully review it. U.S. Ski & Snowboard is and will remain an organization that prioritizes the safety, health and well-being of its athletes and staff.”

The lawsuits seek unspecified damages to be determined in a jury trial.