What do we do when we find out our heroes aren’t perfect?

TSX HEADLINES – for Feb. 16, 2018: Americans cheered Shani Davis when he won speed skating gold medals in 2006 and 2010. But not so much when he turned petulant after not being selected to carry the U.S. flag at the Opening Ceremony in PyeongChang.

Shaun White’s comebacks in the qualifying and final of the men’s Snowboard Halfpipe event were thrilling, but then the questions turned to a lawsuit filed against him for abuse.

What are we to make of these medalists? Heroes? Scoundrels? We can learn from both of them and other athletes who charge toward their goals. Some perspective in our Lane One commentary, plus:

(1) PANORAMA: Jacobellis. Chen. Shiffrin. Was Friday the worst 80 minutes in U.S. Olympic history?

(2) THE BIG PICTURE: A member of the International Olympic Committee expelled for bad behavior during the Games? Really? This is a first.

(3) SPEED SKATING: A Dutch girl who had already reached her goals this season – competing in the second tier of the World Cup – wins the gold medal, while her teammate says “This feels terrible.”

(4) ATHLETICS: A preview of the USATF Indoor Championships in Albuquerque this weekend, could a world record be in the offing for Christian Coleman?

This issue includes THE BIG PICTURE, a rapid-read status report on Olympic sport;
our PYEONGCHANG 2018 report; ON DECK previews of Athletics and Gymnastics, and SCOREBOARD reports on Alpine Skiing and Athletics, and AGENDA, our calendar of top-level international events.