Five things to know about the Sochi Olympics - Tuesday

Ashley Wagner
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Fast Five, Tuesday edition: Five things you'll want to know about the 2014 Winter Olympics.


PUSSY RIOT MEMBERS DETAINED: A member of the punk group Pussy Riot said she and one her bandmates were detained Tuesday while walking in downtown Sochi. A tweet from Nadezhda Tolokonnikova said she and Maria Alekhina were stopped and accused of a crime. A third member of the loosely organized group also was detained, she tweeted.

SOUTH KOREA WINS IN SHORT TRACK: South Korea won the women's Olympic short track 3,000-meter relay, passing China on the last lap. The team of Cho Ha-ri, Kim Alang, Park Seung-hi and Shim Suk-hee crossed the finish line first in the 27-lap race.

WOMEN'S HOCKEY TO STAY: There is no danger of women's hockey being dropped from the Olympics, the head of ice hockey's international governing body said. IIHF President Rene Fasel said he can guarantee that will never happen. Women's hockey has faced criticism because it is dominated by the United States and Canada, which play in the gold medal game Thursday.

MANCUSO IN 2018?: Julia Mancuso is leaving the door more than open for a 2018 Winter Olympics run in PyeongChang. The 29-year-old four-time medal winner said after failing to finish a giant slalom qualifying run on Tuesday that being in Sochi makes her want to compete again in four years.

MEDAL MOVERS: Belarus picked up two gold medals on Monday to be Sochi's biggest medal mover of the day, moving to seventh in the overall medal standings after 60 events. A total of 12 countries won medals in five events Monday, with seven events scheduled Tuesday.

Video from NBC Olympics:

Full short program performance from gold medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White

Emotions fly as Meryl Davis and Charlie White react to bringing America its first ice dancing gold medal.

​Bob Costas sits down with Meryl Davis and Charlie White to discuss their ice dancing gold medal.

Meryl and Charlie explain what they were thinking during their performance

 

Davis and White share a special moment

Charlie White and Meryl Davis have a lot to be thankful for, but without their mothers, they know they wouldn't be as successful as they currently are.

Steven Holcomb:

Full bronze medal run

Steve Holcomb and Steve Langton talk with Lewis Johnson after their bronze medal run in the two-man bobsled. ​​ 

Holcomb not worried about injury