ON THE BOARD
The joint Korean women’s hockey team finally scored its first goal of the Olympics, courtesy of a pair of Americans. Randi Heesoo Griffin scored at 9:31 of the second period on the Koreans’ 33rd shot of the Olympics in their third game. She grew up in Cary, North Carolina, and her mother is from South Korea. Griffin was set up for the goal by Marissa Brandt, who now lives in a suburb of the Twin Cities in Minnesota and who is playing for the country where she was born. Her birth name is Park Yoonjung, the name she uses on the back of her Korean team jersey. Griffin’s goal led to an eruption from the fans filling Kwandong Hockey Center.
HELLO AND GOODBYE Harley Windsor became the first indigenous Australian to compete at the Winter Olympics when the pairs skater joined teammate Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya on the ice for their short program. Windsor and his Russianborn partner were among the first pairs on the ice, and their total of 61.55 points was just off their season’s best.
Shaun White has apologized after referring to a sexual misconduct lawsuit filed against him in 2016 as “gossip” during a news conference following his historic gold medal in the men’s halfpipe. White issued the apology on NBC’s “Today” show on Wednesday. He said he used “a poor choice of words to describe such a sensitive subject” and he’s “truly sorry.” The snowboarder’s post-gold news conference got contentious when reporters questioned him about the lawsuit. Lena Zawaideh, a former drummer in his band, claimed in the lawsuit White sexually harassed her, forced her to watch pornography and refused to pay her after she was fired. The suit was settled last spring.