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    5 to Watch: Shib Sibs Set to Shine
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    GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 12: Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani of the United States react after their routine in the Figure Skating Team Event ? Ice Dance Free Dance on day three of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 12, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)


    The U.S. figure skaters have had mixed results at these Winter Games. After stumbling in his initial performances, Nathan Chen gave the world a glimpse of his immense skills, however he did not medal.

    Tonight's competition at the Winter games will be highlighted by the Shib Sibs, Maia and Alex Shibutani, looking to advance to the medal round for ice dancing. The ice arena will continue to be a focus, as the U.S. women's hockey team faces off against Finland in the semi-finals.

    Here are our 5 to Watch for the next 24 hours in Pyeongchang:

    Top Three U.S. Ice Dance Teams to Compete

    Figure skating team event bronze medalists Alex and Maia Shibutani.
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    The United States, with three of the world’s best ice dance teams, is positioned for a figure skating medal in Monday’s competition (Sunday night in the United States). The best-known pair, brother-sister duo Maia and Alex Shibutani, finished second in an earlier team event, helping the U.S. to earn bronze.

    Other contenders: Madison Chock and Evan Bates, who finished eighth in the Sochi Games and then won their first national title together in 2015; and Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue, who are making their Olympic debut as this year’s national champions.

    The Americans will face other top pairs Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, of Canada, and Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron, of France. The short dance will be followed by the free dance Tuesday (Monday night in the United States).

    Watch live on NBC at 8 p.m. ET Sunday or on digital platforms HERE

    U.S. Women’s Hockey Team Faces Finland in Semifinals

    Emily Pfalzer (8), Haley Skarupa (11), Amanda Kessel (28), Kali Flanagan (6), Hilary Knight (21) and Kendall Coyne (26) of the United States huddle up before the Women's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Kwandong Hockey Centre on Feb. 11, 2018.
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    The U.S. women’s hockey team heads into the semifinals after shutting out Russia, 5-0, and setting an Olympic record while doing it. Forward Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored back-to-back goals six seconds apart, the fastest mark ever.

    The U.S. women beat Finland 3-1 in their opening game of the Winter Olympics, with goals by Monique Lamoureux-Morando, Kendall Coyne and Danielle Cameranesi. They will play Finland again on Monday in Pyeongchang (Sunday night in the United States).

    Archrival Canada, which beat the U.S. 2-1 in the preliminary round, also plays Monday, taking on the Russians.

    At the 2014 Sochi Games, Canada rallied from 0-2 to win its fourth straight gold.

    Watch live on NBCSN at 11:10 p.m. ET Sunday or on digital platforms HERE

    Olympic Greats: Before There Was Hanyu, There Was Button

    Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu has now won back-to-back gold medals in the 2014 and 2018 Winter Games and is being hailed as the greatest Olympic figure skater of all-time.

    While it’s tough to argue against Hanyu as the best-ever, he is not the first man to win consecutive Olympic gold medals for figure skating. That distinction belongs to Dick Button, who won back-to-back gold medals for the U.S. in the 1948 and 1952 Olympics.

    Button, who trained at the Skating Club of Boston, wasn't just the first man to win back-to-back gold medals, he was the first U.S. men’s figure skater to win any Olympic medal.

    His gold medal performance at the 1948 Olympics included the debut of a double axel, which Button became the first man to land.

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    Olympic Skiers Have Some Surprising Superstitions

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    NBC10 Boston Winter Games analyst and former Olympic skier Pam Fletcher unveils some of the rituals and superstitions Olympic athletes have before they compete.

    (Published Friday, Feb. 16, 2018)

    We're familiar with the performances of Olympians Mikaela Shiffrin, Ted Ligety, and Lindsey Vonn, but NBC10 Boston Winter Games analyst and former Olympic skier Pam Fletcher reveals some of the rituals and superstitions Olympic athletes have before they compete.

    Olympic Spirit Highly Visible Among Fans in Pyeongchang

    Olympic Spirit Highly Visible Among Fans in PyeongchangOlympic Spirit Highly Visible Among Fans in Pyeongchang

    The Olympics is an event created for the top athletes in the world, but it's also a place where fans from many countries share in the Olympic spirit, as detailed by NBC10 Boston reporter Audrey Asistio.

    (Published Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018)

    The Olympics are a showcase for the world's elite athletes and it's also a place where fans from around the globe congregate to cheer on those athletes. NBC10 Boston reporter Audrey Asistio details the scene from Pyeongchang, as people from around the world are sharing the Olympic spirit.