Olympics Roundup

Ohno Disqualified in Finals

Just two days before the Closing Ceremony, the Olympic drama hasn't died down. American short-track speedskating favorite Apolo Ohno narrowly avoided a crash that put him in 500-meter final. Though it looked like he would earn a silver medal, Ohno was disqualified for grazing another skater. U.S. pilot for the four-man bobsled, Steven Holcomb, set a track record in the first heat on Friday, which he then broke in the second. If he keeps that pace up, chances are high that the Americans will have gold around their necks in the final two heats on Saturday. Dutch speedskater Sven Kramer has had a streak of bad luck—a mistake in Friday’s race cost the favorites from the Netherlands a spot in the finals. The U.S. team, led by Chad Hedrick, now advances against the odds and will at least receive a silver medal. Sweden also had an unexpectedly successful day, coming back from behind to beat Canada for the gold in women’s curling on Friday. Norway’s Ole Einar Bjoerndalen is also one step closer to breaking a record. The biathlon relay skier won another gold Friday and could soon be the all-time leading Winter Olympic medal winner.