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The next hour or so of men's curling round robin play will be critical to the tournament going forward. The three team currently tied for fifth place in the standings, the USA, Japan and Norway, are all on the ice in tightly contested matches. After 5 ends in each match, the U.S. leads Switzerland 4-2, Norway leads Italy 2-1 and Japan leads Denmark 3-2. Only the top four teams in the standings will advance out of the round robin to the semifinals. This is close to a must win night for all three fifth place teams.

Dotun Akintoye, ESPN The Magazine

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Skeleton slider Akwasi Frimpong is the consensus coolest man in Pyeongchang. His unlikely journey from undocumented immigrant in the Netherland at eight-years-old to Ghana's second ever Winter Olympian has been one of the most inspirational stories at these Games. We can only guess how many autographs he's had to sign over the last few days. He stopped by ESPN's studio in Pyeongchang to chat and afterwards, showed off how good he's gotten at giving adoring fans his signature. Video by ESPN's Henry Vivar.

Dotun Akintoye, ESPN The Magazine
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It's a bitterly cold night at the Olympic Sliding Center but there are a crowd of Nigerian fans near the finish. The Nigerian women's bobsled team will start second in tonight's first heat, officially making history as the first African country to compete in this sport at a Winter Games. Seun Adigun, the driver of the sled and the person who came up with the idea of a Nigerian bobsled team in the first place, will partner with Akuoma Omeoga and, when they reach the bottom of the track, there will be plenty of cheers awaiting them.

Sam Borden, ESPN Senior Writer

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Lindsey Vonn will start 7th in Wednesday's downhill, a more advantageous position than she had in Sunday's Super G when she started first. Vonn's 7th slot is two spots after Italy's Sophia Goggia, considered by many her main competition in the event. Going 7th will allow Vonn to watch the line Goggia and six others take and more importantly give her a target time to beat. Vonn, the 2010 Olympic downhill champion, had the 1st-, 3rd- and 4th-fastest times in downhill training.

Wayne Drehs, ESPN Senior Writer

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Before she dropped in to take her final run in ski halfpipe finals, American Brita Sigourney realized if she landed, she would knock her teammate, Annalisa Drew, off the podium. "I'm still in shock. I didn't know I could do that," Sigourney said after taking bronze. "To compete under that pressure and pull it off, I'm so relieved. We love each other and we both want each other to do well. Having Anna's support and her tell me she loved me and is proud of me takes everything away. There's no rivalry there, just love."

Alyssa Roenigk, ESPN The Magazine senior writer

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