The stars were out at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, including snowboarders Julia Marino, Jamie Anderson and Red Gerard and figure skaters Vincent Zhou and Karen Chen.
Marino, taking silver in women's snowboarding slopestyle, grabbed the first medal of these Olympics for the United States. The Russian Olympic Committee team lead in the team figure skating competition after Saturday's action.
Here is some of the action you might have missed:
USA hockey cruises into showdown with Canada
The U.S. women's hockey team continued its high-scoring play, defeating Switzerland 8-0.
Hilary Knight had two goals in the game. Up next is rival Canada. While both teams will advance to the quarterfinals, seeding will be important going into the elimination round.
Like the United States, the Canadian team has not lost in the preliminary round and has outscored its opponents 23-2.
Epic moguls finish
Jakara Anthony won Australia's first gold of Beijing 2022 as she triumphed in the women's moguls. Team USA's Jaelin Kauf took silver.
Kauf, 25, was leading with a score of 80.28 with just Anthony's run to come, but Aussie Anthony, 19, stormed down to take gold at the end with a 83.09. It ended a 12-year wait for Australia for a gold medal in the Winter Olympics after Torah Bright's and Lydia Lassila's golds at Vancouver 2010.
Anthony's feat crowned a superb day for Australia as her gold followed Tess Coady's bronze in the women's snowboard slopestyle earlier Sunday.
Kauf's silver lifted Team USA's medal tally to two at Beijing 2022. -- Tom Hamilton
Marino wins first U.S. medal at 2022 Games
American Marino earned a surprise medal in snowboard slopestyle, jumping to the lead with her second-run score of 87.68 then holding on for silver.
Gold-medal favorite Zoi Sadowski-Synnott of New Zealand took the top spot with a dramatic 92.88 on her final run. It's her country's first gold in a Winter Olympics. Australian Tess Coady earned the bronze with a 84.15, while two-time defending Olympic champion Jamie Anderson finished ninth. More from Alyssa Roenigk here.
Wild weekend for Gill
Australian curler Tahli Gill had quite a chaotic day leading up to her mixed-doubles competition Sunday.
She was informed that she had tested positive for COVID-19 and she and her partner, Dean Hewitt, were out of the Olympics. The pair were waiting for a taxi ride to the airport as Australian officials tried to find a flight home when Gill was cleared by Olympic officials after her CT values -- considered an indicator of how much virus an infected person is carrying -- following PCR testing during the previous 24 hours determined that they fell into an acceptable range and she could compete.
Gill and Hewitt would end up winning both of their matches Sunday, including a 10-8 win over Canada, which won the gold in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics.
"It has literally been the craziest, craziest 24 hours," said Gill. "My bags are still packed, I only just had time to pull out my uniforms. I was ruffling through my bags and ripping clothes out left, right and center. I played with only one glove on -- and it was the wrong one."
Drama in 5,000-meter speed skating
Sweden's Nils van der Poel put in a remarkable final lap to secure gold in the men's 5,000-meter speed skating.
Van der Poel, the world champion and record holder, set a new Olympic record in the process as he made up a deficit of 0.99 seconds in his final lap to edge past Netherlands' Patrick Roest to take gold by 0.47 seconds. It was Sweden's first triumph in the 5,000 since Tomas Gustafson triumphed at Calgary 1988 and is the first half of what van der Poel hopes will be a gold medal double at Beijing 2022. He will race in the 10,000 on Feb. 11 and heads into that as the overwhelming favorite.
Dutch great Sven Kramer, who won gold at the last three Olympics in the 5,000, finished in ninth. -- Tom Hamilton
Sean FitzSimons and Red Gerard advance; Su Yiming surprises
Defending Olympic gold medalist Red Gerard was the first rider to drop during men's snowboard slopestyle qualifiers Sunday morning in Beijing, and he easily qualified for Monday's final. Gerard's first-run score of 78.20 held in the top position until his U.S. teammate, Sean FitzSimons, took his first run and leapfrogged Gerard at the top of the leaderboard. FitzSimons and Gerard eventually qualified in the Nos. 3 and 5 spots. American Chris Corning finished 11th and will join them in Monday's final.
The biggest surprise of the day, though, was 17-year-old Su Yiming of China, who broke into the sport's upper echelons earlier this season with a win at the Visa Big Air at Steamboat in December. In doing so, he became the first Chinese rider to win a World Cup big air event. On Monday morning in Beijing, he can become the first non-American rider to win Olympic slopestyle gold.
The third-to-last rider to drop in the lineup, Su landed a massive first run that included the first triple cork of the competition and then swore on live TV when his score appeared on the board and he realized it was the highest of the night. Fans can go to Twitter to find out what he said.
Three-time Olympian Mark McMorris of Canada landed a beauty of a second run that included two triple corks and qualified second. American Dusty Henricksen, who turned 19 after arriving in Beijing on Feb. 2, finished 17th and will not move on to Monday's final. -- Alyssa Roenigk
Team USA slips to second in team figure skating
After a near-perfect start on the first day of team competition, Team USA suffered a setback on Day 2. In the women's short program, Karen Chen, the 2017 U.S. champion, fell on her final jump, a triple loop, and came in fifth. She earned six points for Team USA, which dropped from first to second, behind the Russian Olympic Committee.
The competition then moved to its second phase, the free skate, with the top five teams competing: ROC, USA, Japan, Canada and China.
Three-time U.S. silver medalist Vincent Zhou, subbing in for Nathan Chen, had a chance to make up the gap, as the ROC's skater, Mark Kondratiuk, is generally considered its weakest competitor in the event. But Zhou, skating last, looked nervous at the start and did not complete one of his quad jumps. He held on despite the early setback and grew stronger as the program continued. But it wasn't enough to overtake Kondratiuk, who landed all of his jumps in a program more technical than artistic.
Japan's Yuma Kagiyama, making his Olympic debut, skated flawlessly to score 208.94 points, 27 more than Kondratiuk. The 18-year-old will be a serious contender for the podium in the individual competition.
The ROC remains at the top with 45 points. Team USA follows closely behind with 42, with Japan in third with 39.
Although Karen Chen and Zhou were on the 2018 Olympic team, they did not compete in the team event in Pyeongchang, where the U.S. took bronze. But Chen will have another chance in the free skate tomorrow.
"There were some positive takeaways for sure, and then some things that were silly mistakes that I haven't been making in practice," Chen said. "My practices have been feeling really solid, but today, once I realized I'm competing, it felt a little bit different." -- Elaine Teng
Figure skating superstar Valieva wows
Kamila Valieva made her eagerly anticipated Olympic debut Sunday in Beijing, as the final competitor in the women's short program of the team event. Valieva showed off her unparalleled artistry, technical mastery and her triple axel. She became the fourth woman in Olympic history to successfully land the jump.
Valieva, the overwhelming favorite for individual gold, received a 90.18 -- more than 15 points ahead of the second-place finisher and a few tenths of a point off her own world-record score. Valieva earned 10 points for the ROC team with her efforts, and the team advanced to the second phase of the competition in first place. -- D'Arcy Maine
I don't think I've ever watched an event where one skater was so ahead of everyone else. Watching Kamila in person is a *moment*. WHAT CAN YOU EVEN SAY?!! Incredible.— Adam Rippon (@AdamRippon) February 6, 2022
Georgia's Saba Kumaritashvili is out of the running for a medal in the men's luge, but he has left a remarkable legacy at these Olympics. Saba is the cousin of the late Nodar Kumaritashvili, who died after crashing in a training run in the luge at Vancouver 2010.
Nodar has been at the front of Saba's mind in Beijing, as he honored his late cousin by qualifying and competing in his memory. "I wasn't afraid. I wanted to be in the Olympics to race," Saba said Saturday.
"I think about Nodar. I think about him all the time. Everyone in my family is in luge. After Nodar, I didn't want luge to die in Georgia. I wanted to keep it going."
Luge has been part of the Kumaritashvili family going back to the 1970s. Saba's great-grandfather Aleko masterminded the building of the first luge track in Georgia and served as the country's coach.
Kumaritashvili is 31st out of 34 heading into Sunday's final run. "I'm very happy," he said Saturday. "I've done what I needed. I was emotional, I was so nervous, but I feel very proud of myself." -- Tom Hamilton