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The Inevitable Agony of Olympic Spoilers

Going into the snowboarding finals of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Red Gerard’s chances of nabbing a medal looked bleak. He’d bumbled his first two runs, placing him second-to-last amongst the 12 snowboarders competing in slopestyle. But Gerard’s final performance was breathtaking—a series of gravity-defying jumps that launched him to the top of the scoreboard, …