So your kids have been watching the Winter Games, and now they have dreams of standing on the podium. The KATU Problem Solvers spent time on the slopes with some local would-be Olympians and discovered that gold medal dreams come with an Olympic-sized commitment from kids and parents, alike.
The U.S. has swept the podium in men's slopestyle skiing. Joss Christensen soared to gold in the sport's Olympic debut, posting a score of 95.80 on Thursday to beat teammates Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper. | Watch the Winter Olympics #LiveOnKMTR
With the Winter Olympics in full swing, lawmakers in Russia have put forward an unusual initiative - that schoolchildren do less homework and watch more of the games on television. | Watch the Winter Olympics #LiveOnKMTR
Day one of Olympic competition introduced snowboard slopestyle to the games. The Canadians have brought a confident attitude and trash talk to Sochi, with one competitor taking aim at American Shaun White after the top American pulled out of the event.
The first-ever Olympic figure skating 'team' event is getting underway in Sochi. And while the U.S. team does have a shot at a medal, the primary focus will soon shift to the individual events, where U.S. ice dancers are expected to shine.