By Aditi Sangal, Matias Grez, Jack Bantock, Helen Regan, Adam Renton and Patrick Sung, CNN
Updated 7:27 p.m. ET, February 15, 2022
1:25 a.m. ET, February 15, 2022
China's Su Yiming wins gold in men's big air
China's 17-year-old snowboarder Su Yiming won the men's big air event on Tuesday, with a total score of 182.50.
It's his second medal of the Beijing Games, adding to the silver he won in slopestyle.
Norway's Mons Roisland took silver, scoring171.75.
Canada's Max Parrotwon bronze,with a total score of 170.25. His medal comes after winning gold in the men's slopestyle last week, and over three years after the Canadian was diagnosed with cancer.
1:05 a.m. ET, February 15, 2022
WADA founding president on doping controversy: "Maybe it's time for a time-out for Russia"
From CNN's Selina Wang in Beijing
Founding president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Dick Pound, said it could be "time for a time-out for Russia in the Olympics” following the drugs scandal surrounding 15-year-old figure skater Kamila Valieva.
On Monday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled Valieva could continue competing in Beijing, despite testing positive for a banned heart medication in a sample from December.
"This is going on too long, and it's too obvious," Pound told CNN.
"You know, the [Russian] government cannot explain why nobody will play with them. And the answer is, it's because you cheat."
Some background: Monday's decision from CAS only determined whether Valieva could still take part in the Beijing Games.
The IOC has made it clear that her case — and the people surrounding her — will continue to be investigated long after the closing ceremony.
Russian athletes are prohibited from competing in the Olympics Games under their country's flag due to sanctions imposed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and WADA because of the country's "systemic manipulation" of anti-doping rules during the 2014 Sochi Games.
Pound, who is also a former vice-president of the IOC, said the punishments the ROC faced since Sochi have been “lenient” and ineffective, and banning the team from competition would get Russia’s “attention.”
"That's the nuclear option. You simply say sorry, you will not be invited to the next Games, you will not be able to host any Olympic sport events and so forth, that will get their attention. So far, we've been relatively unsuccessful in getting their attention because every decision that's rendered gets appealed,” Pound said. “That's not a healthy atmosphere for Russia. And it's not a healthy atmosphere in which the athletes from the rest of the world have to compete in competitions where there are Russians."
12:29 a.m. ET, February 15, 2022
Eileen Gu says it feels "so special" to win silver in women's freeski slopestyle
China's Eileen Gu took silver in the freeski slopstyle event on Tuesday, a week after winning gold in the big air, saying it feels "so, so special."
Gu was under huge pressure to nail her third run after falling backward off the rail in her second — a costly mistake that plunged her into eighth place.
Just like she did at last week’s big air finals, Gu managed to come back with a stunning performance that landed her in second place. On Weibo, China’s social media platform, fans pointed at her ability to keep calm and overcome pressure.
"It really came down to the last run again. I don't know why I keep doing it to myself. It doesn't make it easy for myself ... My mum has a heart attack every day. So it's definitely not the easiest. But happy that I was able to push through and turn that pressure into fuel and it feels so, so good," Gu said at the Genting Snow Park after the event.
Gu said her goal coming into the Olympics was to win one gold and podium in another event. Gu is also competing in the freeski half pipe competition.
"I've already met that goal and I'm going into my strongest event. Feeling really good right now and super excited to see what the next couple of days bring," she said.
However, her "biggest goal" is to inspire young girls in China and worldwide to get into skiing," she said.
"It's such a niche sport, people haven't heard of it. So to have a young girl sitting at home watching TV, and the first time they hear about freeskiing, they hear about it from a young teenage girl, a young biracial teenage girl who can kind of reflect themselves on the TV. And they'll be like, 'Hey she looks just like me, she's just like me. If she can do it I can too.' And so I think that is so important," Gu said.
12:20 a.m. ET, February 15, 2022
Switzerland's Corinne Suter wins women's downhill
Switzerland's Corinne Suter won gold in the women's downhill on Tuesday, with a time of 1:31.87.
Suter came into Beijing on the back of a World Cup win at Garmisch, in Germany.
Sofia Goggia of Italy missed out on becoming the second woman to win back-to-back Olympic golds in the event as she took silver in 1:32.03.
Goggia's compatriot Nadia Delago won bronze with1:32.44.
US skier Mikaela Shiffrin, who attempted make up for the bitter disappointment of failing to finish in her favored events, slalom and giant slalom, finished 18th.
12:00 a.m. ET, February 15, 2022
Switzerland's Mathilde Gremaud says she hopes to inspire young athletes
Switzerland's Mathilde Gremaud said it was "just insane" to win gold in women's freeski slopestyle on Tuesday.
The gold adds to her bronze in the big air in Beijing and a silver in slopestyle at the Pyeongchang 2018 Games.
"I now have a complete set of the three medals. That's really, really exciting. And I'm really stoked. It's just insane," she said.
At 22 years old, Gremaud said she didn't think she would win this many Olympic medals so early in her career.
"No, definitely not. But it's definitely inspiring to hear stories of other athletes, and hear that they've been to the Games like four or five times and they have so many medals. So it's really motivating and I hope I inspire people as well, because I've been inspired by so many athletes growing up. I'm hoping that I can be that for someone," she said.
10:40 p.m. ET, February 14, 2022
Austria's Anna Gasser on defending her Olympic title: "I was trying to give it all"
Anna Gasser of Austria defended her Olympic title won at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics on Tuesday, by winning gold in the women's snowboard big air.
After her jumps, Gasser said she "did not expect this at all."
"The level has been so high, all the girls were riding so well and I just wanted to show my tricks today, it was surprising that I'm on top of the podium again," she said at the Big Air Shougang in Beijing. "It means so much but honestly what means more to me is that we had such a good stage and all the girls were riding so well and we could show this to the world."
Gasser said her winning strategy was to have "fun" and not care so much about the results.
"And just caring about showing my snowboarding today," she said.
"I wasn't playing it safe, I was trying to give it all."
10:16 p.m. ET, February 14, 2022
Switzerland's Mathilde Gremaud wins gold in women's freeski slopestyle
Switzerland's Mathilde Gremaud won gold in the women's freeski slopestyle, with a best score of 86.56.
Gremaud bests her 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics appearance, where she won silver.
China's Olympic sensation Eileen Gu took silver, with a best score of 86.23.
Estonia's Kelly Sildaru — one of the most decorated freekiers in the world — won her first Olympic medal, picking up bronze with a score of 82.06.
9:52 p.m. ET, February 14, 2022
Austria's Anna Gasser wins gold in women's snowboard big air
Austria's Anna Gasser retains her Olympic title after winning gold in the women's snowboard big air on Tuesday, scoring 95.50 in her third and final jump to bring her total score up to 185.50.
Zoi Sadowski-Synnott took the silver — taking home New Zealand's second medal of the Games with a total score of 177. She won her country's first Winter Olympic gold last week in the women's slopestyle.
Japan's KokomoMurase took the bronze.
9:30 p.m. ET, February 14, 2022
Former US skater Adam Rippon: "It's a joke" that Kamila Valieva is being allowed to compete
"It’s a joke" that Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva is being allowed to compete in the Winter Olympics after failing a drug test, American former Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon told CNN.
Rippon also compared Valieva's situation to that of Team USA's Sha’Carri Richardson, who was banned from the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics after a positive marijuana test — calling it a “double standard.”
Valieva, 15, is at the center of a drugs controversy after providing a positive test for a banned heart medication in December. Yesterday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport gave her the green light to compete anyway.
Rippon said the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), which Valieva competes for, should be kicked out of the Olympics.
"The message is not getting through. And the punishment of just not being able to compete under their flag and then getting to change their anthem as like the only sort of consequence they need to face," Rippon said. "Honestly, it is laughable from the point of the athlete."
Rippon said the Russians have "repeatedly shown that they don't want to play by the rules."
Comparing it to his own experience, Rippon — who won bronze in the team event at Pyeongchang 2018 — said he was scared to even take a multivitamin when he was competing.
Rippon said there was a "double standard" in how the two cases were handled.
"[Richardson's] a young black woman. We all wanted to cheer for her. Her personality is amazing. She's an incredible athlete. She tested positive for marijuana. Immediately you saw ... the US anti-doping agencies said you can't compete. She was on TV the next day, apologizing, taking accountability," Rippon said.
In Valieva's case, the Russian doping agency first suspended her and then lifted the provisional ban after an appeal from the teenage skater.
"So it’s two different agencies with two different protocols and two different integrity standards... The Court of Arbitration here in Beijing made — I think it is a joke. How does somebody with a positive test still get to compete in the Olympic Games.? The whole point is that it is a level playing field and everyone is competing clean," Rippon said.