Midway through competition, the U.S. medal count is less than expected, but there were plenty of highlights

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  • Frozen Fractals Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 19, 2018 7:12 p.m.

    Almost every sport has always had the best athletes compete. Only a few team sports have at times been limited to amateurs. Incidentally, interest in hockey at these Olympics has dropped significantly with the NHL players being kept from the games.

  • Sanefan Wellsville, UT
    Feb. 19, 2018 3:44 p.m.

    It has become as commercialized and politicized as all the other professional sports. Also, when they decided to let pro athletes participate, they lost me. Too bad, it was once a really cool thing. But money disrupts and corrupts all.

  • Lolly Lehi, UT
    Feb. 19, 2018 12:28 p.m.

    Those from other countries have improved their skills and American ethnocentrism has diminished.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 19, 2018 10:32 a.m.

    Come on, the U.S. is not "entitled" to any medals. The winners are those who perform best in their events, regardless of nationality.

    The Norwegians lead by far, and as a Nordic nation winter sports are their "thing." Don;t expect them to lead in the summer games.

    Part of the U.S. problem is that we have fallen for too many "celebrity" athletes with name recognition rather than those with the best skills. A few of the lesser known athletes (including SLC's Nathan Chen) are performing well, and their performances earned appropriate awards, and people who performed better got better awards. Still, ANY appearance in the Olympics places an individual among the very best in the world and a 20th place finish in the Olympics is something to be very proud of.

    Congratulations to everyone who participated, whether they go home with the thrill of victory or the agony of defeat.

  • Jake Davies Greenville, SC
    Feb. 18, 2018 11:55 p.m.

    I almost can’t believe there was no mention of curling in the final weeks events which may inspire us. Almost. ;)

  • HankFred Sandy, UT
    Feb. 18, 2018 10:51 p.m.

    Nathan Chen completed six quads in his free routine, not triples.

  • esodije ALBUQUERQUE, NM
    Feb. 18, 2018 10:02 p.m.

    I've never been a big fan of winter sports, but the expansion of Winter Olympic events to include the kitchen sink killed most of what little interest I had. The end of the Cold War also killed off the usual east-west rivalries.