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2010 Winter Olympic Games: Day 6 Recap

February 18, 2010

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Wanna get up to date on all the highlights from the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, taking place in Vancouver, BC, Canada? Just leave it to Kidzworld! Here's a recap of the events that took place on Wednesday, February 17, 2010.

Top 10 Countries Medal Count: Day 5

United States: 5 Gold; 3 Silver; 6 Bronze - TOTAL: 14
Germany: 3 Gold; 4 Silver; 3 Bronze - TOTAL: 10
France: 2 Gold; 1 Silver; 4 Bronze - TOTAL: 7
Canada: 2 Gold; 3 Silver; 1 Bronze - TOTAL: 6
South Korea: 3 Gold; 2 Silver - TOTAL: 5
Austria: 1 Gold; 2 Silver; 2 Bronze - TOTAL: 5
Norway: 1 Gold; 2 Silver; 2 Bronze - TOTAL: 5
Switzerland: 3 Gold; 1 Bronze - TOTAL: 4
China: 2 Gold; 1 Silver; 1 Bronze - TOTAL: 4
Italy: 1 Silver; 3 Bronze - TOTAL: 4

 

Big White!

Superstar snowboarder Shaun White of Team USA finally got to show what he’s made of on Wednesday!!! The crowd watched on in awe is Shaun nailed a Double McTwist 1260 (the same move he flubbed during the recent X Games) on his very first run! He pulled a second McTwist out on his second run, too! His amazing performances earned him a well-deserved Gold Medal.

 


UNFORTUNATELY, Shaun’s day wasn’t perfect. The media caught him and his coach, Bud Keene, having a pretty rude convo right before his final run, and aired it on various broadcasts that night. We’re not gonna tell you exactly what was said, but some people were pretty miffed about it, apparently. We say, let Shaun’s athleticism (and hair-raising moves) speak for themselves, and stop eavesdropping on other people’s private conversations!!!

Vonn’s Comeback


Many people thought American downhill skier Lindsey Vonn wouldn’t be able to compete because of an injured knee, but she sucked it up on Wednesday and got in a great run during the Alpine Skiing Downhill race, making her the first American woman ever to win a Gold Medal for the event!

Snowboard Bunny


Canadian snowboarder Maelle Ricker, who scored first place in Tuesday’s Snowboard Cross event, picked up her shiny Gold Medal in front of a crazy crowd on Wednesday night.

Slippery Slopes


Many of the Olympic Skiers found themselves slipping and tumbling – not to mention crashing – down some pretty slipper, icy slopes up at Whistler Mountain. A cold front that passed through Vancouver overnight made conditions on the ski runs pretty icy, to say the least!

Chipped Tooth


One German athlete got a little overexcited when he was presented with his Olympic Silver Medal. German Luger David Moeller decided to chomp down on the medal after it was hung around his neck, and got quite the surprise when he chipped his tooth on the hard disc! He had to be taken to an emergency dentist to have his tooth fixed!

Colbert Report


The late-night talk show comedian Stephen Colbert hosted his Colbert Report show live from Vancouver, in honor of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. As part of the program, Stephen got to hold the Olympic Torch and wear an official Team USA button-up sweater on air. Check out this video of the crowd that came out to watch Stephen singing Canada’s National Anthem before the show started:


 


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