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Lindsey Vonn will look to medal in the Giant Slalom while the U.S. Olympic hockey team faces Switzerland today in the quarterfinals.
VANCOUVER - The United States will aim for more alpine skiing gold when the women's giant slalom gets underway today at noon. The event features two runs at Whistler Creekside and gold is awarded to the skier with the best total time.
Minnesota native Lindsey Vonn is not considered a favorite to medal in this event, but she will give it a go. Fellow American Julia Mancuso is the defending gold medalist in this event. Vonn and Mancuso won gold and silver, respectively, in downhill. Mancuso then won silver in super combined and Vonn took bronze in Super-G. The U.S. has already set its record for most alpine medals at a single Olympics with eight -- four each on the men's and women's side.
After having hopes for a medal, the U-S women’s curling team ended its Olympic competition at 2-and-7 last night with a 10-3 loss to Switzerland.
The Swiss got three points in the seventh end, and the American squad headed by Debbie McCormick of Rio conceded at that point to a much stronger opponent.
In long-track speed-skating, Jonathan Kuck of West Allis finished eighth in the 10-thousand meters. His time was 13-minutes and 31-point-78 seconds.
And in men’s hockey, former Wisconsin Badger Dany Heatley had one assist for his native Canada in an 8-to-2 win over Germany in the opening games of the medal round. Today, the Canadians will play third-seeded Russia. And the top-seeded U.S. team will face Switzerland.