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TODAY's Takeaway: AOL CEO apologizes to mom, Sage talks snowboard gold

Feb. 10, 2014 at 5:44 PM ET

Mother of "distressed" baby says Tim Armstrong apologized, Savannah anchors from Sochi and Sage Kotsenburg talks Olympic gold.
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Mother of "distressed" baby says Tim Armstrong apologized, Savannah anchors from Sochi and Sage Kotsenburg talks Olympic gold.

It was all hands on deck Monday morning as Savannah, Natalie, Al and Jenna joined Matt in Sochi to interview America’s newest Olympic medalists.

First up was snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg, who made history Saturday when he became the first U.S. athlete to win an Olympic medal on Russian soil. Also, he did it by trying a move he’d never done before.

“I just winged it, and I ended up landing it, so it was pretty cool,” he told TODAY. “There’s no other place to do it.”

Jamie Anderson, Sage Kotsenburg
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The U.S. figure skating team, who earned a bronze medal in the first-ever team event Sunday, also stopped by to chat.

“This is a great warm-up for us and we’re ready to go tomorrow and Wednesday,” said Simon Shnapir, who will compete in the pairs competition along with partner Marissa Castelli.

Members of the U.S. Olympic skating team
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Ashley Wagner even tried to recreate her “angry face” (move over McKayla Maroney), and Matt and Al joined in on the fun.

Ashley Wagner's "angry face"
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Also in huge Olympic news, Matt and Al announced they will once again snap on Spandex to try the double luge. (Stay tuned this week for training outtakes!)

Video: TODAY’s Matt Lauer and Al Roker announce that they will once again don their spandex outfits and hit the double luge in honor of the Winter Olympics — this time, with Matt in the pilot seat.

For more out of Sochi, visit TODAY.com/Sochi.

The mother of one of the “distressed” babies singled out by AOL’s CEO said Tim Armstrong apologized for his statement.

“His apology was heartfelt and I appreciated it and I do forgive him, and I understand that we all say things that we wish we could take back,” she told Savannah.

Video: AOL’s Tim Armstrong apologized for citing costs associated with two employees’ sick infants as part of the reason for cutting retirement benefits. He reversed his decision over the weekend and called Deanna Fei, a mom of one of the infants, who tells TODAY, “I do forgive him.”

And that’s TODAY’s Takeaway! 

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