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PYEONGCHANG 2018

Canada’s gold medallists Tessa Virtue (L) and Scott Moir celebrate on the podium during the medal ceremony for the figure skating ice dance during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang on February 20, 2018.

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  • Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir captured another Olympic gold, thanks in part to their strategy of skating blind
  • Canadian skier Cassie Sharpe posted a score of 95.80 to win a gold medal in women’s halfpipe
  • The Canadian women’s short-track relay team was left wondering why they were disqualified in the final of the 3,000m race
  • Canada’s women’s curlers are at risk of missing the playoff round after losing 7-5 to China
  • The Americans are having a Games to forget, writes Cathal Kelly



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Ice dancing

Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir posted a combined score of 206.07 to narrowly eke out a win over France's Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron, who finished with a total of 205.28. Virtue and Moir first won gold at the Vancouver Games, but placed second in Sochi. They proceeded to take a break from skating, before returning to compete for a final shot at another Olympic gold. Between pairs and team events, Virtue and Moir now have five Olympic medals.

Freestyle skiing (Women's freestyle halfpipe final)

Nobody was able to catch Comox, B.C.'s Cassie Sharpe, who finished with the high score of 95.80. Marie Martinod of France picked up the silver with a score of 92.60, while U.S. skier Brita Sigourney took the bronze with 91.60. Sharpe, 25, entered the final with a score of 93.40 in the qualifying round. Fellow Canadian Rosalind Groenewoud finished in 10th place.

Curling (men's and women's round robin)

Rachel Homan's Ottawa rink lost 7-5 to China in round robin play. The squad now sits in seventh place with a 3-4 record. Only the top four teams advance to the playoffs. On the men's side, Kevin Koe and co. turned their fortunes around with an 8-4 win. Before the victory, Koe's squad had lost three straight, to Sweden, Switzerland and the United States. Canada's men's team has won three straight Olympic gold medals.

Short track speed skating (Men's 500m heats, Women's 1000m heats, Women's 3000m relay finals)

The end of a short-track speed skating race can sometimes be a bit confusing — even for the experts. That was the case in the women's 3,000-metre relay in Pyeongchang where Canada's athletes and coaches were left scratching their heads at the outcome.
"We don't know what happened," Canadian skater Jamie MacDonald said after Canada went from believing it had a shot at a bronze medal to, moments later, suddenly being disqualified. Canadian skaters and officials weren't sure why they had been punted, because officials in short-track no longer have to explain their rulings to the coaches.

Bobsleigh (Women's runs 1-2)

Canadian pilot Kaillie Humphries and brakewoman Heather Moyse won gold in Sochi and Vancouver but broke up the partnership and, competing in separate sleds, and will start the third run in fourth and seventh places respectively.

Men's ice hockey playoff qualification

Team Canada will play Finland in the quarterfinals. The Canadians, two-time defending Olympic champions, earned a bye to the quarterfinals with a 4-0 win over the Koreans in their final preliminary-round game. Sweden, the Olympic Athletes of Russia and the Czech Republic, who Canada lost to in overtime during group play, also made it to the quarterfinals. (7:10 a.m. Feb. 21)


What's coming up

All times Eastern


  • 7:05 p.m. Feb. 20: Curling (Women’s round robin)
  • 8 p.m. Feb. 20: Figure skating (Ladies short program)
  • 9 p.m. Feb. 20: Alpine skiing (Women’s downhill)
  • 11:15 p.m. Feb. 20: Freestyle skiing (Men’s ski cross)
  • 12:05 a.m. Feb. 21: Curling (Men’s round robin)
  • 6:00 a.m. Feb. 21: Speed skating (Men’s and Women’s team sprint finals)
  • 7:10 a.m. Feb. 21: Men’s ice hockey quarterfinals (Canada vs. Finland)
  • 6:50 a.m. Feb. 21: Bobsleigh (Women’s runs 3-4)


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More from The Globe


  • All Olympic golds are special, but a tie is sweeter, Cathal Kelly writes
  • With defeat of Russia, Canadian women to face U.S. for hockey gold once again, Grant Robertson reports
  • The future of the Winter Olympics? More big air, less ski jumping, Cathal Kelly writes

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With files from Canadian Press