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Winter Olympics late night: What to watch/stream

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Cross-country skiing highlights late night action as the men and women’s individual sprints begin. While the Scandinavian nations have had the most success in the past, two American women – Sophie Caldwell and Sadie Bjornsen – have the talent to win an historic medal for the U.S.

Alpine Skiing

The men’s combined competition continues into the early hours on Wednesday. With the focus shifted on European skiers, can Ted Ligety shake the apple cart?

Men’s Combined Qualifying Run 2 Stream Live Here 1:00a.m. EST / 10:00p.m. PST

Luge

Runs 3-4 Stream Live Here 5:30 a.m. EST / 2:30a.m. PST

Cross-Country Skiing

The men and women will be participating in the individual sprint competition. Johannes Klaebo is the man to beat. The Norwegian won seven Sprint events in the 2017-18 Cross Country World Cup.

America has not one, but two competitors for the women’s sprint. Sadie Bjoernsen and Sophie Caldwell have both performed well in the sprint World Cup competitions; the latter even shared the gold with Swiss skier Laurien van der Graaff in the sprint competition leading into PyeongChang.

Bjornsen and Caldwell will have to overcome a very even field. Unlike the men’s, the women’s sprint competition has seen several winners including Caldwell and van der Graaff, as well as Stina Nilsson and Maiken Caspersen Falla.

Men’s and Women’s Individual Sprint Stream Live Here 6:00a.m. EST / 3:00a.m. PST

Curling

The first-ever Olympic medal in mixed doubles curling will be awarded tonight.

Canada booked their ticket to the gold medal match with a victory over Norway in the semifinals, while Switzerland won a wild match versus Team OAR.

The Canadians have not lost a game since their opening round defeat (to the Norwegians), and it will be a considerable upset should they lose this one.

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

141 women accept ESPYs Arthur Ashe Courage Award for Larry Nassar survivors

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A total of 141 women accepted the ESPYs’ Arthur Ashe Courage Award on Wednesday night for the hundreds of Larry Nassar survivors, according to ESPN.

“1997. 1998. 1999. 2000. 2004. 2011. 2013. 2014. 2015. 2016,” Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman said on stage. “These were the years we spoke up about Larry Nassar’s abuse. All those years, we were told, you are wrong. You misunderstood. He’s a doctor. It’s OK. Don’t worry. We’ve got it covered. Be careful. There are risks involved. The intention? To silence us. In favor of money, medals and reputation.

“But we persisted, and finally, someone listened and believed us. This past January, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina showed a profound level of understanding by giving us each the opportunity to face our abuser, to speak our truth and feel heard. Thank you, Judge Aquilina [in attendance], for honoring our voices.

“For too long, we were ignored, and you helped us rediscover the power we each possess. You may never meet the hundreds of children you saved, but know they exist. The ripple effect of our actions, or inactions, can be enormous, spanning generations.

“Perhaps the greatest tragedy of this nightmare is that it could have been avoided. Predators thrive in silence. It is all too common for people to choose to not get involved. Whether you act or do nothing, you are shaping the world that we live in, impacting others.

“All we needed was one adult to have the integrity to stand between us and Larry Nassar. If just one adult had listened, believed and acted, the people standing before you on this stage would have never met him. Too often, abusers and enablers perpetuate suffering by making survivors feel their truth doesn’t matter. To all the survivors out there, don’t let anyone rewrite your story. Your truth does matter, you matter and you are not alone.

“We all face hardships. If we choose to listen, and we choose to act with empathy, we can draw strength from each other. We may suffer alone, but we survive together.”

The Ashe award, named after the Grand Slam tennis champion and human rights advocate, goes to those with “strength in the face of adversity, courage in the face of peril and the willingness to stand up for their beliefs no matter what the cost.”

Previous Olympian recipients include Muhammad AliCathy FreemanTommie Smith and John CarlosPat Summitt and Caitlyn Jenner.

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Erin Hamlin to run New York City Marathon

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Erin Hamlin, the first U.S. Olympic singles luge medalist and Team USA flag bearer at the PyeongChang Olympic Opening Ceremony, will run the New York City Marathon on Nov. 4.

Hamlin, a 2014 Olympic bronze medalist who retired after her fourth Olympics in PyeongChang at age 31, is running to fundraise for the Women’s Sports Foundation. So is Marlen Esparza, who in 2012 became the first U.S. Olympic women’s boxing medalist (flyweight bronze).

Hamlin has no marathon experience, according to the Women’s Sports Foundation.

“Being challenged in sport is something I am very familiar with,” Hamlin said in a mass email Wednesday, according to TeamUSA.org. “Long distance running is something I most certainly am not!! It will be difficult, mentally and physically daunting, but a way to test my abilities in a sport so far out of my comfort zone.”

Many Olympians in non-running sports have raced the New York City Marathon.

Bill Demong, the 2010 U.S. Olympic Closing Ceremony flag bearer and only U.S. Olympic Nordic combined champion, ran the 2014 NYC Marathon in 2:33:05, crushing eight-time Olympic medalist Apolo Ohno‘s 3:25:14 from 2011.

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