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Morning, guys, it's Newsround,
it's Wednesday and I'm Ricky!
Let's get straight to South Korea
and the Winter Olympics, where today
is all about curling,
which is a bit like
bowls but on ice!
Team GB's women have just
won their first match
at the Olympics after they thrashed
the team of Russian athletes 10-3.
They won bronze last time out.
Team GB's men -
who took silver in 2014 -
played earlier and beat Switzerland
in a very exciting match.
They'll play defending champions
Canada at 11 o'clock.
And meet the "Flying Tomato",
otherwise known as Shaun White.
The American has become a three-time
Olympic champion after producing
some outstanding twists and turns
and huge air, to take gold
in the halfpipe final.
In the capital and tomato isn't the
only snowboarder making headlines.
The sport is producing some of the
youngest names to rule the Winter
Olympics. Take a look.
Maybe 17-year-old American sports
stars everyone is talking about.
First up is California girl Chloe
Kim. Her mum and dad were born and
raised in South Korea before they
moved to the States, so where better
for Chloe to win her first Olympic
gold than in her parents' home
country? She was amazing in the
women's halfpipe snowboarding final.
On her first run, she was already in
gold place position, but by her
third, she was ahead of her
competitors by 8.5 points. Pretty
fantastic for a 17-year-old who has
been tweeting more about wanting to
eat ice cream than when Olympic
golds! Next up, Red Gerard.
He's 17, from America, and happens
to be amazing at slopestyle. But it
nearly went wrong. He overslept on
the morning of his final, missing
his 6am wake-up call! But the extra
20 minutes obviously did him good.
He went on to win. Not only did he
claim America's first goal that the
Winter Olympics, but he has made
history as the first talent youngest
American man to win gold since 1928.
In these two winning teenagers could
be the tip of the iceberg.
Keep your eyes peeled for more teen
superstars ruling in the snow in
Nice one, guys!
And finally, it's the most loved up
day of the year for some...
Happy Valentine's Day!
But where did it come
from and why did it start?
It's time for the Big Question.
You caught me writing my Valentine's
Day card! That's terribly convenient
when we take a look at this week's
Who invented Valentine's Day and
What a lovely big question. See what
I did there? Sorry!
Well, Valentine's Day actually gets
its name from a famous Saint Bald
Valentine. But there are a lots of
different stories about who he was.
The popular belief is that he was a
priest from Rome in the third
century A:D.. Emperor Claudius the
second had banned marriage because
he thought married men were bad
soldiers. Valentine thought that
this was wrong, so he broke the
rules and arranged marriages in
secret. When the Emperor found out,
he was furious! He threw Valentine
in jail! He sentenced him to death.
But Valentine fell in love with a
jailer's daughter, when he was taken
to be killed, he sent her a love
letter signed, from your Valentine.
But why in February, you ask? Well,
there used to be a Roman festival in
the middle of February to mark the
start of spring. As part of the
celebrations, boys drew names of
girls from a box. They would be
boyfriend and girlfriend during the
festival, and sometimes, they would
get married. This developed into a
festival in the middle of February
to remember Saint Valentine too, and
Valentine's Day was born! A day to
express feelings to those you love.
That's it from me.
We're back at 0820 with
a pig who can paint -
yep, you heard me right.