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The Latest: Vonn won't wear unwanted No. 1 bib for downhill


PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Lindsey Vonn won’t have to wear…
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):
5:50 p.m.
Lindsey Vonn won’t have to wear the unwanted No. 1 bib again when she starts the downhill at the Pyeongchang Olympics.
On Saturday in the super-G, her only choice was being the first starter. It didn’t work out and she finished sixth.
It’s a cat-and-mouse game top skiers play in picking start numbers for speed races.
Vonn will start No. 7 on Wednesday, right after big rival Sofia Goggia. The top-ranked Italian had first pick of odd-numbered bibs from Nos. 1 to 19 and took 5. Vonn had next pick.
The American says she based her pick off what Goggia selected. She says, “I’m picking right behind her so I would like to start behind her. I like knowing my competitors, what times they get, how they’re skiing.”
5:20 p.m.
A Norwegian curler who lost out on the Olympic bronze medal to a Russian charged with doping says he feels horrible knowing they may have been cheated out of a medal.
Magnus Nedregotten said Tuesday from Norway that if Alexander Krushelnitsky is found guilty, then he robbed the Norwegian team of their “moment of glory.”
Krushelnitsky and his partner, Anastasia Bryzgalova, won the curling mixed doubles bronze medal last week after beating Nedregotten and his partner Kristin Skaslien 8-4. If Krushelnitsky is convicted of doping, he could be stripped of his medal. The Norwegians would then get the bronze.
Nedregotten says he’s thought about his fourth-place finish every day.
He says, “Now knowing that we may have been robbed and having to sit at home and wait to see what happens is obviously emotional and very stressful.”
4:40 p.m.
The Russian Hockey Federation says defenseman Slava Voynov has every right to play at the Pyeongchang Olympics despite his domestic violence conviction.
The federation says Voynov and his wife “are living together in a happy marriage” despite Voynov’s conviction on a misdemeanor charge of corporal injury to a spouse and his suspension from the National Hockey League.
The federation says Voynov is eligible to participate in international competitions.
Voynov has two assists in three games for the Russian team, which will play either Switzerland or Germany in Wednesday’s quarterfinals.
Voynov was convicted of assaulting his wife after a Halloween party in 2014.
The International Olympic Committee set strict criteria to bar Russians linked to a state-backed doping program, but it didn’t rule out those with criminal convictions for other matters.
4:25 p.m.
A Slovenian hockey player has become the third athlete to test positive for doping at the Pyeongchang Olympics.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport says Ziga Jeglic tested positive for fenoterol in an in-competition test. Fenoterol is a drug designed to open the airways to the lungs.
Jeglic has been suspended from the games and has been ordered to leave the athletes village within 24 hours.
Slovenia was scheduled to play Norway in men’s hockey on Tuesday, but Jeglic was scratched from the team.
The 29-year-old forward played in all three preliminary-round games and had an assist.
Japanese short-track speedskater Kei Saito and Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky, who won a bronze medal, have also tested positive at the Pyeongchang Games.
This item has been corrected to show Jeglic is a forward, not a defenseman.
3:05 p.m.
The women’s big air final at the Pyeongchang Olympics has been rescheduled to Thursday because of expected strong winds on Friday.
The snowboarding competition sends racers down a 160-foot-long (50-meter) ramp to vault off a huge kicker and travel up to 100 feet (30 meters) below for the landing.
It made its debut at the Olympics on Monday.
The slopestyle competition at the Pyeongchang Games was raced last week in strong winds, and almost every rider agreed it should not have been held then. Snowboarders in that event completed only nine of the 50 runs without a fall.
Wind has been a persistent problem in Pyeongchang and forced three of the first four Alpine ski events to be postponed.
Last week, winds howled through the Olympic Park, and the area was evacuated.
2:45 p.m.
A hearing has not yet been scheduled in the case of a Russian curler accused of doping at the Pyeongchang Olympics.
Secretary-General Matthieu Reeb of the Court of Arbitration for Sport says a hearing for Alexander Krushelnitsky won’t occur Tuesday, but there is no fixed date for it yet.
Krushelnitsky won the bronze medal in mixed doubles. Russian officials have said he tested positive for the banned substance meldonium.
If he is found guilty, he could be banned and forced to return his Olympic bronze medal. The International Olympic Committee could decide against formally reinstating Russia for the Pyeongchang closing ceremony, meaning its athletes would not be allowed to march under the Russian flag.
The Russian Curling Federation president has said it’s possible someone spiked Krushelnitsky’s food or drink.
2:30 p.m.
The United States’ men’s hockey team has beaten Slovakia 5-1 in the qualification round at the Pyeongchang Olympics to advance to face the Czech Republic in the Olympic quarterfinals.
American Ryan Donato scored his third and fourth goals of the tournament, and Troy Terry had three assists Tuesday.
College kids again led the way for the U. S., which scored more against Slovakia than it did in all three preliminary-round games.
James Wisniewski, Mark Arcobello and Garrett Roe also scored for the Americans, who took advantage of a 5-on-3 power play for hits on Donato and goaltender Ryan Zapolski.
Zapolski shook off a collision with Ladislav Nagy and had arguably his best game of the tournament.
1:40 p.m.
Upon further review, the two-man bobsled race at the Pyeongchang Olympics was even closer than first thought.
It ended up with a tie for gold between Germany and Canada. It was also the closest finish by the top four sleds in any Olympic sliding race ever.
Canada’s Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz shared the two-man gold with the German duo of Francesco Friedrich and Thorsten Margis. Each finished in 3 minutes, 16.86 seconds. Latvia got bronze, with Oskars Melbardis and Janis Strenga finishing 0.05 seconds back.
Nico Walther and Christian Poser of Germany finished 0.20 seconds back of the lead and somehow didn’t medal, getting only fourth. No individual athlete or team has even been that close to the winner in an Olympic sliding race and not medaled.
1:20 p.m.
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have won the gold medal in ice dance at the Pyeongchang Olympics, becoming the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history with their third gold and fifth medal overall.
The Canadian pair scored a record 206.07 points, highlighted by their dramatic free dance set to the music of Moulin Rouge, to beat training partners Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron.
The French pair broke their own world record for a free dance with 123.35 points to “Moonlight Sonata,” forcing Virtue and Moir to beat their own best by 3.28 points. The Canadians’ score of 122.40 points gave them room to spare.
American siblings Maia and Alex Shibutani took the bronze medal with a strong free skate.
1 p.m.
Mikaela Shiffrin is feeling relaxed by her decision not to race in the Pyeongchang Olympic downhill and has produced a fast practice run to set her up for Thursday’s Alpine combined event.
The American acknowledged feeling “a little bit of relief” after the program changed late Monday. Organizers brought forward the combined by one day to avoid forecast strong winds.
The demands of back-to-back race days meant Shiffrin opted out of Wednesday’s downhill to focus on combined, which includes a run of slalom, her specialist discipline.

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