The 15-year-old athlete tested positive in December for trimetazidine, a drug typically prescribed to much older patients suffering from angina and other heart-related conditions.
With Kamila Valieva seizing the top spot, 25 skaters advance to the next segment. Normally, only the top 24 move on from the short program. But these Games aren't normal.
At their ages, Jacobellis' and Baumgartner's win over Italy and Canada during the first-ever Olympic mixed team snowboard cross events broke multiple records.
The man who fiercely shreds halfpipes openly shed tears on the snow, saying he was proud of his effort. It closed the book on a record-setting Olympic career.
"Coming back out and getting the chance to race again was just the perfect thing to do, actually," Shiffrin said. She had failed to finish qualifying runs in two events earlier this week.
Skeleton is a heart-racing event where a single racer flies face first down a frozen track. The inherent pressure of being "the first" and "only" isn't fazing her, Kelly Curtis says.
The 22-year-old American topped a competitive field Thursday in Beijing. Figure skaters from Japan came in second and third.
Shiffrin, a two-time Olympic champion, did not to finish the women's slalom race on Wednesday. She previously won a gold medal in this competition in 2014 during the Sochi Olympics.
"The sport of ski jumping has experienced one of its darker days," a Norwegian official said, after athletes from some of the top medal-contending teams were disqualified from competing.
Despite a fall during one of their qualifying runs, Shaun White and Chloe Kim were able to move on to the medal round of the men's and women's halfpipe events.
Diggins snared a hard-won bronze medal in the grueling event after Swedish skiers took an early lead. The only other time a U.S. athlete has won an individual medal in cross country came in 1976.
The Beijing Games are just the latest winter sporting event to use nearly all human-made snow for competitions. Winter sports experts say this is just the new reality.
Olympic organizers scrambled to address major complaints from athletes isolating in Beijing due to positive COVID-19 tests.
The Winter Games kicked off Friday night in Beijing with an eye-catching but scaled-back opening ceremony. The city has made history as the first to host both the Summer and Winter Games.
The sport's governing body has gotten rid of a rule that required hip-enhancing panels on women's ski suits. Ski jumpers still want to see better pay and more opportunities to compete.