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Wild 3-Way Photo Finish in Ski Cross, Athletes Keeping Loose & More Viral Olympic Moments

There is so much to keep up with as the 2022 Winter Olympics continue, it's easy to miss a simply strange (or thrilling or silly or otherwise unique) single moment.

We'll keep you posted with all the top viral moments from NBC Olympics. See what we've got so far and check back in throughout the Games to see what happens next!

Women's Ski Cross Semi Ends in Wild, Three-Way Photo Finish

The second semifinal of women's ski cross came down to a three-way photo finish between Daniela Maier (GER), Fanny Smith (SUI) and Brittany Phelan (CAN) with spots in the big final on the line.

Athletes Shake It and Stay Loose During the Olympics

There's no better cure for nervous jitters than to dance it out! Check out these Olympians shaking off those competition nerves before their big moment.

An American Olympic Veteran Slides Farewell

The United States' five-time Olympian Katie Uhlaender slides farewell by finishing sixth in the women's skeleton competition.

Panda Mascot Bing Dwen Dwen Taking 2022 Olympics by Storm

Meet Bing Dwen Dwen, the panda mascot that's warming even the coldest of hearts at the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Fast Skating Equals Slippery Crashes On Short Track Rink

Short track skaters can skate up to 30 miles per hour during a race, sometimes leading to unfortunate falls and crashes. Here's some of the spills we've seen during the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Norway's Riiber takes wrong turn in critical 10km mistake

Jarl Magnus Riiber of Norway mistakenly took a wrong turn entering the stadium in the 10km portion of the Nordic combined at the Winter Olympics.

Short vs. Tall: 5-foot-5 and 6-foot-8 skiers duel in slalom

It's a battle of heights in the men's slalom as 5-foot-5 Albert Popov of Bulgaria and 6-foot-8 Ramon Zenhausern of Switzerland finish within one-tenth of a second of each other in Run 1.

Great Britain's bobsledder Hall flips over on The Dragon

Great Britain's bobsledders Brad Hall and Nick Gleeson flipped over during their third run in the two-man race. They were not seriously injured and competed in Heat 4.

France's Lucile Lefevre Earns Big-Air Stripes in Tiger Suit

Lucile Lefevre of France rose up to the challenge of her rivals in women's snowboard big air qualifying with a huge straight air and and a solid shifty, superbly embodying the Year of the Tiger.

Jamaica Finishes Second Run 4.20 Seconds Behind Leaders

Jamaica’s two-man bobsled, led by pilot Shanwayne Stephens, almost flipped in Heat 1 and ended up 4.20 seconds off the lead at the midpoint.

Chloe Kim Solicits Crowd for Snacks Mid Press Conference

Chloe Kim is known to like snacks -- breakfast sandwiches, churros, ice cream, you name it. She was on the hunt for goodies when her gold medal press conference coincided with lunchtime.

Austin Kleba Takes a Tumble After Olympic Debut Race

United States speed skater Austin Kleba made his Olympic debut in the men's 500m event. The 22-year-old took a spill after crossing the finish line, but he laughed it off later.

Smoke Show on Ice: Skeleton Hunk Nathan Crumpton places 19th

After oiling up and going shirtless as the flag bearer at the Opening Ceremony, American Samoa's hunky skeleton slider Nathan Crumpton placed within the top 20 of the men's event.

Latvia's Balinskis Flips Over Boards in Pelim vs. Finland

Leo Komarov of Finland and Latvia's Uvis Janis Balinskis collide during a preliminary game in the men's Olympic hockey tournament, sending Balinskis tumbling over the boards.

Jamaica 'Feeling Very Olympic' at Bobsled Practice

Enough people say they know they can't believe, Jamaica has a bobsled team.

The beloved Jamaican bobsled team returns to the Winter Olympics once again, and is always a fan favorite.

Ahead of their heats, Jamaica practiced on the Xiaohaituo Bobsled and Luge Track at the Yanqing National Sliding Centre.

Nick Baumgartner Cheers Jacobellis to Victory and Gets Emotional Talking With Son After Winning Gold

Nick Baumgartner watches and cheers on teammate Lindsey Jacobellis as she secures their gold medal in the mixed team snowboard cross event. The 40-year-old then got emotional while speaking with his son Landon, 17, and family back home in Iron River, Michigan.

POV: Zoom 80 MPH Down 'The Dragon' Bobsled Course

Think you've got what it takes?

Jump into the sled and zoom 80 miles per hour down the Yanqing National Sliding Centre's notoriously serpentine bobsled course known as "The Dragon." It's a whole lot more difficult than it looks.

Tara Lipinski and Terry Gannon Groove Along With Nathan Chen

Caught on candid camera?

Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir and Terry Gannon are surprised with behind-the-scenes footage of themselves watching Nathan Chen's free skate — and dancing to the beat.

While Johnny seems totally captivated by the gold-medal performance, Tara and Terry busted out some moves of their own, but didn't know they were being recorded.

Terry's reaction: "So that's what we look like, huh?"

Swiss bobsled team Vogt and Michel crash in training run

Michael Vogt and Sandro Michel of Switzerland land hard in a bobsled training run crash.

Swede Henrik Harlaut Throws Up Wu-Tang Sign, Takes Big Air Bronze

His run was nothing to mess with either!

Henrik Harlaut of Sweden paid homage to Staten Island's own Wu-Tang Clan after his men's freeski big air final runs, yelling "Wu-Tang is for the children"; he ultimately earned bronze competing in his third Olympic Winter Games.

An Emotional Shaun White Reflects on Career, Talks to Family

Someone cutting onions in here?

Raw after a bittersweet end to his snowboarding career, Shaun White revealed that his back leg was giving him trouble, thanked the fans, the sport and broke down in tears while speaking with family back home in Los Angeles. Pass the tissues.

The Greatest Halfpipe Run of All-Time?

Sitting in second place following a very controversial scoring on his second run, Japan's Ayumu Hirano put down a triple cork (again) as part of what might be the most stunning halfpipe run ever to win his first Olympic gold medal.

ROC scores bizarre goal with seconds remaining in period

ROC forward Anton Slepyshev scored a strange goal off a Swiss player with just 2.7 seconds remaining in the first period of his squad's first tilt at the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Course Worker Gets in the Way of Slalom Run

Alpine skier Eva Vukadinova of Bulgaria had to re-do her first slalom run after a course worker strayed onto the course.

Olympic referee gets laid out by Swiss hockey player

An Olympic hockey referee got caught in the middle of a hit between a Swiss and ROC player, and he ended up taking the brunt of the impact.

Alpine skier misses gate, climbs back up hill to finish run

Chinese Taipei skier Lee Wen-Yi would not be denied her chance to finish the Winter Olympics slalom race, even after missing a gate.

Mexico's Donovan Carrillo Makes History On Olympic Ice

Donovan Carrillo is the first Mexican figure skater to compete at the Olympics in 30 years, and after scoring a personal best in the short program became the first ever Mexican skater to advance to the free skate.

Snowboarder Shreds His "Guitar" Reacting to Halfpipe Score

While my snowboard gently weeps?

Swiss snowboarder Patrick Burgener jokingly plays a riff with the guitar illustration on the back of his board after his run in men's halfpipe qualifying.

Will he have a curtain call ready? He'll need one after scoring a 73.00 to move on to the finals.

Shaun White Adds Another Clutch Run to Legacy, Makes Final

When he needed it most, he pulled it off.

Three-time gold medalist Shaun White came through when it mattered again, executing in his second run of qualifying a double McTwist 1260 that had cost him a fall on his first to place fourth and advance to the final.

Mikaela Shiffrin Shares Raw Emotions After Slalom DNF

Mikaela Shiffrin spent time with NBC's Todd Lewis shortly after shockingly skiing out of the women's slalom event, in which she was a medal favorite.

Nordgren 'Meets' His Daughter for First Time From Olympics

Leif Nordgren, competing in biathlon for the U.S. at the Olympics, is virtually introduced to his daughter for the first time by his wife from Burlington, Vermont. Nordgren admits to tears in his eyes during the warmup.

Referee Bloodied by Stick from U.S. Forward Amanda Kessel

Hockey referee Cianna Lieffers was bloodied in the matchup between the U.S. and Canada when Amanda Kessel's stick caught her up high.

She remained in the game, though, wearing a bandage for the rest of the contest. Hockey players, and referees apparently, are just built differently.

Eileen Gu Lands Clutch Double Cork 1620 to Win Big Air Gold

Nothing like saving best for last.

Sitting in third place in the women's freestyle skiing big air final, China's Eileen Gu stomped her first-ever leftside double cork 1620 in a competition. The trick moved her into first place and helped her secure a gold medal.

Born and raised in San Francisco, Gu chose to represent China, her mother’s home country, in the Winter Olympics.

'Ice River' GS Course Claims Over 20 Crash Victims

Alpine skiers compete on hills that are taller than buildings and sometimes that leads to some bad crashes.

That was evident on the giant slalom course that has been named "Ice River," as more than 20 Olympic skiers (including champions like Mikaela Shiffrin) were unable to complete their runs down the mountain.

China's Ren Ziwei Wins 1000m Gold Medal in Chaotic Final 

China’s Ren Ziwei won the gold medal in the men’s 1000m after Hungary’s Liu Shaolin, who finished first, was penalized. Ren is the first Chinese short track skater to win an Olympic gold medal in this discipline.

Aggressive Pass Try Doesn't Go Well for USA Speed Skater Kristen Santos

American short track speedskater Kristen Santos was eliminated in the quarterfinal of the women's 500m event after crashing into the padding. She was penalized trying to make an aggressive passing move.

American Skier Nina O'Brien Crashes During Giant Slalom Run

At the end of her second run in the giant slalom event, USA's Nina O'Brien crashes and tumbles through the finish line.

Kelly Sildaru Loses Ski, Somehow Avoids Crashing

During women's big air qualifying, Estonian freeskier Kelly Sildaru lost a ski while landing a switch 1080 but impressively kept her balance and avoided a crash.

German Skier Suffers Big Crash on 'Rock' Downhill Course

Germany's Dominik Schwaiger was tobogganed off the Yanqing Alpine Skiing Center downhill course after crashing into the protective netting.

Johan Clarey, 41, Becomes Oldest Alpine Skiing Medalist Ever

At his fourth Winter Games, Frenchman Johan Clarey captured the first Olympic medal of his career with a silver in the men's downhill, becoming the oldest skier to reach the podium at 41 years old.

Reigning Champ Crashes Out of 1st Event

Defending Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin received a “did not finish” in the women’s giant slalom competition after missing an early gate and falling seconds into her first run, taking her out of the event.

Scary Collision Cuts Short Pairs Free Skate Practice

It was a harrowing sight at the rink when a high-speed collision between Canada's Vanessa James/Eric Radford and Italians Nicole Della Monica/Matteo Guarise stopped the pairs practice skate short.

First Luge Faceplant of Winter Olympics

In the first heat of the luge men's singles competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Andriy Mandziy faceplants during the end of his run.

Women's Helmets Get Stuck in Ice Hockey Clash

In the hockey tilt between Canada and Switzerland, two players' helmets got stuck together in the faceoff circle, which caused a brief stoppage of play.

Joker and Harley Quinn Take to the Ice

Did you ever (rhythm) dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?

Germany's Katharina Mueller and Tim Dieck performed their team event rhythm dance by interpreting Batman villains the Joker and Harley Quinn.

They were unable to put a smile on the face of the judges, though, finishing last with 63.21 points.

John Shuster Surprises Family With Flagbearer News

John Shuster's son Luke couldn't wait to tell his third grade class that Dad would carry the American flag at the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony.

The defending Olympic gold-medal winner led Team USA along with Brittany Bowe during the Opening Ceremony.

U.S. Women's Hockey Team Takes Group Selfie With Net

Say cheese!

The U.S. Olympic women's hockey team took a full group selfie with the camera in the net during their contest against Finland. Team USA won, 5-2.

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