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Artists in both genre are faced with the challenge: What details do you highlight—and what is left out? Moderated by librarian Candice Mack. Publishers, agents and creators with experience on both sides of the Atlantic will enlighten us on how to read European comics and what differentiates them from their American cousins.
Panel organized by Europe Comics. The medical humanities movement has given rise to doctors, nurses, and other health professionals turning to narrative to better understand the experience of their patients. In turn, caregivers have told their stories and opened up the sometimes insular world inside hospitals for general readers.
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Learn more about the FCA at this link. Your email address requiered. The year old Costas is passing the torch to the year old Tirico. That will present a tricky problem for NBC. The duo is young and funny, with great chemistry. All told, NBC will use 89 commentators. France's Thomas Mermillod-Blondin takes part in the Downhill training. Winter sports do not generally attract the same kind of crowds and followings as more traditional pursuits, which makes becoming a recognizable star much more difficult than in the domain of, say, football.
Snowboarder White's profile is such that he starred in a Super Bowl halftime commercial, showing off the talent that has earned him two Olympic golds and may see him add another in the half-pipe this year. He shares in common with American compatriot Vonn a potted history of various injury woes, but that is par for the course in such sports. He won two golds at Sochi , taking the top spot on the podium in the normal hill and large hill. What you need to know: With one Olympic gold already behind her from the Sochi Games, Mikaela Shiffrin is one athlete you're going to want to follow closely.
And for a lot of athletes, that in and of itself is the difference between making it to their goals and not. He's already a two-time national champion and will make his Olympic debut in Pyeongchang. He finished fourth in Sochi at the last Winter Games, but is a favorite heading into Pyeongchang.
As a veteran in the sport, Lindsey Vonn has been the face of alpine skiing for quite some time now. She missed the Olympics with injuries keeping her from qualifying, but she's back this year and she is sure to be a threat, especially in the super-G.
Vonn is one of the most decorated skiers and is tied with Julia Mancuso for the most global championship medals won by an American with nine. Obviously, I was very I've been waiting for this for a long time. That's why I haven't stopped skiing.
I've been injured quite a few times, but my passion for the sport has never changed since I started racing when I was 8 years old. Greenway became the first African-American selected for a USA Hockey team in the Olympics, which breaks a barrier nearly a century old. Greenway could have signed with the Wild this offseason, but instead he chose to return to Boston University, with the potential of playing for Team USA.
In , he became the first man in 45 years to win three events at the World Championships. You know what I've done so far, I just try to move on to the next thing and I kinda can reflect back more on that when I'm done. But right now it's all about trying to get better and move onto the next race. Chloe Kim will make her Olympic debut in her family's homeland and enters the Games as one of the youngest competitors in the field. She was too young to participate in Sochi as she was only 13 years old at the time, but it's likely she would have been a medal contender if she participated.
Kim could become one of the youngest breakout stars in Pyeongchang. She does what I strived for: I love watching her ride. Long Track Speedskating Age: Entering his fifth Olympics, Shani Davis will be one of the most experienced skaters on the ice. In , he became the first African-American to win a gold medal at the Winter Olympics in an individual event. He already has two golds in the 1, meters and will look to add to his collection in Pyeongchang.
Adam Rippon's journey to the Pyeongchang Games hasn't been an easy one. She may not be known as a gold medal contender, but Erin Jackson will certainly be an American who could emerge as a big contributor to Team USA.
She has only been competing on the ice for four months, but she surprised the whole speedskating world when she qualified at trials.
Pita Taufatofua will need to wrap up a bit warmer if he is to make as big an impact at the Winter Olympics as he did in the Summer Games. Pictures of Taufatofua were shared widely on social media, but he has since switched sports to cross-country skiing with the aim of reaching Olympic standard in a single year. Taufatofua trained with roller skis due to the lack of snow in Tonga and failed in seven previous attempts to reach the qualifying requirements, succeeding only with his final attempt in Iceland on Saturday.
The goal was to do it in one year - and we did it in one year! In the long history of the Winter Olympics, there has never been a male skeleton athlete from Africa. That will change on Feb.
For Frimpong it is the end of a remarkable journey and fulfilment of a year ambition to compete at an Olympic Games. But, having been persuaded to give sliding sports, in which his natural sprinting ability gives him an advantage at the start, a go by Dutch bobsled coach Nicola Minichiello, Frimpong will realize his goal in South Korea, and is hoping to be a trendsetter in African sport.
The road has been far from easy, in addition to dealing with injury and having to sacrifice time with his family, Frimpong has had to attract his own sponsors and raise his own funds to be able to prepare and train at Utah Valley University, doing so by some unusual means.
I've only being doing the sliding sports, bobsled and skeleton, so only a year and a half, almost two years in skeleton, but the goal itself started a long time ago when I was 17 years old. I sacrificed time with my family, injuries again being away from my family, that was all really tough and I definitely think it was all worth it.
Having been unable to attend opportunities for prior experience of the Pyeongchang track and with only two years in the sport under his belt, Frimpong accepts he is some way behind the more seasoned sliders in terms of preparation.
But he has already set his sights on the Games in Beijing, where he believes he could compete for a spot on the podium. I've fought for my goals and dreams and I'm just going there and I'm competitive, I want to push as far as I can and I want to slide the best that I can. Usain Bolt did not make the Olympic finals in his first Olympics, just getting the experience and learning from the best in the world is a really huge thing for me. Getting to the Games and making history for my country is a really huge thing.
When I started the Bobsled and Skeleton Federation Ghana in my whole goal was to go to the Olympics and win a medal for Ghana. That has always been my goal to win a medal, so I'm still going for that and that's my biggest goal.
Beyond his own individual targets, Frimpong's ambition is to inspire children in a country where football is the dominant power to try winter sports. I've built wooden sleds in Ghana [so] kids in Ghana can learn how to push a sled, also learn the running drills that come with it, jumping, the weightlifting, all the different things that come with becoming a good pusher as a starter and then the ice part is something that later on we have to get the right financing to take them to Europe and North America to learn that.
I truly believe they have so much talent, as long as they believe in themselves, as long as they work hard, stay persistent and obviously surround themselves with like-minded people and get the support around them, that the sky's the limit. Truth be told, there is something for everyone at a Winter Games, but certain events definitely have a tendency to steal the limelight.
That is every bit is brilliant as it sounds, with competitors launching themselves down a hill, up a huge ramp and into the air before performing various tricks. Looking for something a little more sedate, but no less exciting? This sport rewards pinpoint accuracy, tactical nous and expert sweeping. Of the five returnees, none have medalled in their previous trips to the Games. Watch the Winter Olympics live and on-demand with fuboTV 7-day free trial. Of 30 competitors in the men's and women's short program, 24 advance to the free skate.
The scores of both events are then combined to determine the overall winner. After 20 out of 24 couples advance to the free dance, the scores of both events are combined to determine the overall winner.
Two portions of singles, pairs and ice dancing are each contested, and the highest ranked country after each short program advances to the free skate portion.
Medals will be awarded at events in italics. Team women's short program, 9: Team pairs free skate, Team women's free skate, 9: Team free dance, Since , the U. Snowboarding begins on Friday, Feb. This will be the sixth Winter Olympic games that feature the sport, as snowboarding made its Olympic debut in Watch out for Jules Marino in the Winter Games. Here is all you need to know in order to follow Snowboarding at the Olympic Games, including a schedule for each event and their respective qualified U.
Events can also be streamed on NBCSports. Here is the full schedule of events for snowboarding at the Winter Olympics. Two teams of four go head-to-head, taking it in turns to throw a granite rock sometimes referred to as a stone down an ice rink, with the object being to land the rock nearest the scoring area. Sweeping is crucial in curling, with the action reducing friction and helping the rock to move straighter.
Given the sheer volume of curling at the Games, the sport is well positioned to capture viewing audiences across all hours of the day. That includes the women's gold medal game Feb. The larger venue will also host figure skating, ice hockey and speed skating.
Short track speed skating is popular due to entertaining races involving four to six competitors, over distances ranging between m and m. There are usually crashes galore due to the tight nature of the track and the high speeds — the most infamous of which saw Australia's Steven Bradbury win gold in the m in after all his opponents collided in a huge pile up.
Speed skating differs to the shorter format, with speed and technique crucial for competitors who race in separate lanes in a bid to beat the clock. Figure skating showcases grace on the ice during routines similar to gymnastics, with competitors scored on their technical moves by a panel of judges. Some of the biggest names in winter sports will be on show in alpine skiing, with American Olympic champions Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin involved, as well as Austrian star Marcel Hirscher.
With five disciplines in total, downhill and super G will take the fancy of speed demons, while for the more technical aficionados among you, the slalom and giant slalom are ones to watch. Fans of tricks and flicks will be happy to know that big air has been added to the snowboarding and freestyle skiing schedules, whereby competitors show off their best moves after launching off a huge ramp.
Slopestyle and half-pipe also earn points by impressing judges, while parallel giant slalom in snowboard is a flat race. Kamil Stoch will look to add to the two ski jumping gold medals he won in Sochi. Ski jumping is among the more dangerous disciplines to negotiate, with athletes reaching speeds of 60 miles per hour and jumping the length of a football pitch.
Distance is the main criteria for success, but style is also a factor. Cross-country will test competitors' stamina and endurance as opposed to pure speed, while Nordic combined shows off both skiing and ski jumping skills.
Arguably among the more popular sports, due perhaps in part to the cult film 'Cool Runnings', which followed the efforts of Jamaica's first bobsleigh representatives. Teams of four negotiate their way down a track ranging between m and m long at startling speeds that can reach up to 90mph, while steering around 14 to 22 curves.
Skeleton is another sliding discipline in the bobsleigh category, with the key difference that rather than two or four athlete teams, one person rides a small sled head first down the track. Not one for the faint of heart, biathlon is among the more physically demanding sports on the Winter Olympics schedule. Combining long-distance skiing and shooting, biathletes shoot at targets 50 metres away with a rifle and events vary in distance between six and 20 kilometres.
Among the athletes to keep an eye on are two-time Olympic gold medallist Martin Fourcade and three-time world champion Johannes Thingnes Bo, while Darya Domracheva, Anastasiya Kuzmina and Laura Dahlmeier will fancy their chances of picking up medals in the women's disciplines.
As opposed to skeleton, athletes throw themselves feet first down a track at 80mph speeds with no brakes and little protection from the consequences of errors. Ice hockey comprises two teams of six playing out three minute periods — with overtime and shootouts used in the event of a tie. The fast pace, exciting moves and the frequent brawling makes ice hockey one of the most popular sports globally, as well at the Games, and Sweden — having won the IIHF World Championship — will have high hopes in the men's, while USA were victors in the women's.
For more than 20 years, their struggle against one another has inspired us and demanded our attention. That year, Canada proved its superiority on the ice with a win over the United States in the gold-medal game. What followed was a near decade-long reign as the uncontested best team in the world of women's hockey.
That is, of course, until USA shocked the world and won the first ever women's hockey Olympic gold in Nagano's influence on women's hockey endures 20 years later. Thanks to that upset, what was already a great rivalry transformed into something altogether epic.
The struggle for supremacy between the two hockey superpowers has been nothing short of spectacular since Nagano. Today, that rivalry burns hotter than ever, a common faith with conflicting sects known to every woman who steps on the ice with a stick in her hands in North America.
Little girls who play hockey in the United States and Canada know early on who they need to play for and play against to be achieve greatness. You don't change teams in this rivalry. You don't get rich because you have offered your body, blood, sweat, and tears to it.
This is a contest defined by the passion, skill, ferocity, and dedication of its participants. And it is all-consuming. You'll sacrifice anything to come home with a victory. You'll do whatever it takes on the ice to beat them. You think, 'I need to get better today because I need to beat Canada. Rarely do we see two elite teams that are so closely matched.
Both teams have players who are generational talents. Every gold medal game between the U. There is perhaps no greater proof of how close these two teams are matched than the last times they crossed sticks at the Olympics. Against all the odds, Canada scored two goals in two and a half minutes to push the game into overtime. The Americans took a costly penalty in the extra period, giving Canada a 4-on-3 power play.
Marie Philip-Poulin delivered with all the open ice at her disposal.