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Sunrise to Go: Olympic Edition - Wednesday, February 18

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Nate Holland (Source: NBC Olympics) Nate Holland (Source: NBC Olympics)
Olympic women's hockey is usually a battle between USA and Canada. (Source: NBC Olympics) Olympic women's hockey is usually a battle between USA and Canada. (Source: NBC Olympics)
Students at Georgetown College in Kentucky are cheering on their coach in the Olympics. Students at Georgetown College in Kentucky are cheering on their coach in the Olympics.
Black ice is widespread causing hazardous road conditions and many accidents this morning. Black ice is widespread causing hazardous road conditions and many accidents this morning.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Winter Olympics continue today in Sochi, Russia and on NBC and WAVE 3 News! Here are five things you need to know about the games:

1. Hungry for it – USA snowboarder Nate Holland is not looking for just any kid of medal. In a sport built on randomness and risk-taking, he's ready to push the envelope during the men's snowboard cross final. (The event was postponed until today because of fog.)

2. SPOILER ALERT – Find out if Nate Holland was able to live his dream of winning an Olympic medal in snowboard cross. You can also watch the event to find out during primetime coverage on NBC and WAVE 3.

3. Rivalry continues – In women's Olympic hockey, it seems to always be USA vs. Canada. This year is no different, as the U.S. had a swift victory in semi-finals to qualify for the gold medal game. They will face off on the ice Thursday. You can watch live coverage on NBC Sports Network or view a live stream of any event through NBC Live Extra.

4. Hometown support – Even though Team USA men's bobsled competitor Dallas Robinson has only been the assistant track coach at Georgetown College for a little over a year, Monday night he was the big man on campus. Students say they see him as a role model, who is constantly inspiring them on and off the track.

5. What's on tonightClick here for the full schedule of Olympic events throughout the day and during NBC primetime beginning tonight at 8.

WAVE3.com and the WAVE 3 News app are your digital portals to complete Sochi Olympics coverage. Stay up to date with what's going on by visiting the Olympic Zone and our special Sochi Olympics section. You can also register for breaking news alerts out of Sochi -- including competition spoiler alerts -- by visiting this page on WAVE3.com.

Now here are five other things Kentuckiana will be talking about today:

1. Black ice widespread – Use caution on the roads this morning as reports of black ice are causing accidents across the Louisville metro and outlying counties. Roads on your commute may be closed due to wrecks or ice problems as salt trucks struggle to treat all the affected areas.

2. Sunny and warmer – Expect above average temperatures and wall to wall sunshine today. The WAVE 3 News Storm Tracking Team is monitoring possible severe weather which may come into the area Thursday.

3. Basketball in the bluegrass – It's a big night for basketball with both UofL and UK playing. UofL takes on USF at home at 7p.m. It will be televised on the CBS Sports Network. UK plays Ole Miss in Mississippi at 7 p.m. It will air on ESPN. If you miss the action, The WAVE 3 Sports Team will have all the highlights for you online and on the 11 p.m. news.

4. Crime on campus – There have been two robberies in the last two days on University of Louisville's campus. Police are urging students to be alert and aware of their surroundings. Yesterday, a student was hit by a car after being robbed as the suspect tried to get away.

5. Kroger to court – The woman who intentionally drove her car into an Elizabethtown Kroger will be in court today. Expect updates on the case on WAVE 3 News this evening.

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