Ice hockey goalie Viona Harrer became the first woman to join an otherwise all-male team in 2007. Her toughness in the rink has earned her the respect of both the players and the fans at her Bad Tölz club.
Germany added two more golds to their haul on Day 5 despite weather trouble. Men's ice hockey started with upsets, the curling round robin got underway and there was a new Olympic record in the ladies' speed skating.
For a century, Russia's nature reserves — with the world's strictest wildlife protections — have been largely off-limits to humans. One of them, Kronotsky, boasts geysers, active volcanoes and 800 brown bears.
Day 7 in Pyeongchang saw the hosts claim their second gold medal of the games, but there was disappointment in the women's slalom for favorite Mikaela Shiffrin and Germany veteran Claudia Pechstein in the speed skating.
Day 8 saw gold for Poland, Britain, Slovakia, South Korea, Norway, Switzerland and Canada. Czech snowboarder Ester Ledecka caused a shock in the Super-G and Japan's Yuszuru Hanyu took figure skating honors.
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