SI:AM | What You Missed at the Olympics While You Were Sleeping

February 7, 2022

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It Was a Busy Day in Beijing

People may just be starting their days here in North America, but it was an eventful start to the week in Beijing, where Olympic action has kicked into high gear.

We’ll start with the Americans, because the Olympics are an exercise in blind patriotism.

Mikaela Shiffrin after crashing in her opening event in Beijing.

Mikaela Shiffrin failed to defend her gold medal in the women’s giant slalom after she shockingly crashed out of the competition on her first run. Sports Illustrated’s Michael Rosenberg was at the race: