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Max Parrot of Canada finished in third place, after getting bumped out of second place by Norway’s Mons Røisland in the third run of the big air competition. China’s Su Yiming won the gold-medal spot

Max Parrot of Canada finished in third place, after getting bumped out of second place by Norway's Mons Røisland in the third run of the big air competition. China's Su Yiming won the gold-medal spot.TYRONE SIU/Reuters

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Olympic events for Feb. 14, 2022
  • Men’s big air finals: Canada’s gold medal winner Max Parrot finished in third place in the men’s big air competition. Canada’s Mark McMorris and Darcy Sharpe finished 10th and 12th respectively.
  • Women’s slopestyle skiing: China’s Eileen Gu finished in second place in women’s slopestyle skiing, behind Switzerland’s Mathilde Gremaud. Estonian Kelly Sildaru took bronze. The silver medal follows Gu’s gold medal in the big air event last week. Already the face of the Beijing Olympics before her first gold medal, Gu’s victory turned her into a superstar in China. Gu-mania has reached such a level that some commentators have begun to warn about putting too much onus on a teenager. Canada’s Olivia Asselin finished in 11th place.
  • Women’s big air final: Jasmine Baird and Laurie Blouin took a shot at the big air final snowboard contest. The Canadian competitors finished in seventh and eighth places, respectively. Austria’s Anna Gasser won gold. New Zealander, Zoi Sadowski-Synnott took home silver and Japan’s Kokomo Murase rounded out the podium with bronze. As Cathal Kelly writes, big air is a part of the X-Games-ification of the Winter Olympics. If the Olympics has a bright future (a very open question), this is part of it. “You don’t build completely new and soon-to-be completely useless stuff out in the middle of nowhere.”
  • Men’s ice hockey: Canada is a win away from reclaiming an Olympic gold medal in women’s hockey. Marie-Philip Poulin scored twice to pace Canada to a 10-3 win over Switzerland in Monday’s semifinal in Beijing. The Canadians advanced to Wednesday’s gold-medal game at Wukesong Sports Centre. The Globe’s Rachel Brady reports that Canada’s women have outscored their opponents 54-8 in six games so far in Beijing, a new record for goals in an Olympic tournament. Canada’s has played in every gold medal game since women’s hockey debuted at the 1998 Nagano Olympics. Meanwhile, the U.S. women’s hockey team beat Finland 4-1 in their semifinal match on Monday, also advancing to the gold medal round. The gold medal match is scheduled for 11:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
  • Freestyle Skiing: Canada’s Marion Thenault placed seventh in women’s aerials at the Beijing Olympics. China’s Xu Mengtao won gold with 108.61 points in the superfinal. Hanna Huskova of Belarus took silver with a score of 107.95 and Megan Nick of the United States earned bronze with a 93.76. Thenault was also a member of Canada’s trio that earned mixed aerials bronze last week.
  • Curling: Canada’s Jennifer Jones took advantage of several mistakes by Russia’s Alina Kovaleva en route to an 11-5 victory that ended a three-game losing skid. The Winnipeg skip kept up her strong play in the evening draw, improving to 3-3 with a 7-3 victory over Great Britain’s Eve Muirhead. Canada’s men’s curling team picked up a nervy 10-8 win over China on Tuesday at the Beijing Olympics – solidifying their semi-final chances.
  • Monobob: Canada’s Christine de Bruin won bronze in the inaugural Olympic monobob race at the Beijing Games on Monday. Kaillie Humphries — the Stony Plain, Alta., native’s former Canadian teammate — took gold in her first Olympics competing for the United States with a dominant combined four-run time of four minutes 19.27 seconds. The Globe’s Cathal Kelly writes that the win by Humphries is great news that means we are one day closer to never having to hear about this story ever again. The Globe’s John Doyle writes, “the inaugural women-only competition was extraordinary to watch.”
  • Figure skating: Canada’s Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier finished seventh in ice dance at the Beijing Games, in what was likely their final Olympic appearance. A significant mishap on their lift had Gilles in tears after, and saw the reigning world bronze medalists score 204.78.
  • Men’s hockey: Canada’s Olympic men’s hockey team is set to play in the qualification round of the Beijing Games against China after failing to secure one of the top four seeds and an automatic bye into the quarter-finals. The rematch against the Chinese back at the National Indoor Stadium will be on Tuesday at 8:10 a.m. ET.
Off the field
  • Doping scandal: Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva can continue to compete at the Beijing Olympics despite failing a doping test in December, the Court of Arbitration for Sport announced Monday, The Globe’s James Griffiths reports. In a statement following the CAS decision, the IOC said that holding a medals ceremony “would not be appropriate” as it would “include an athlete who on the one hand has a positive A-sample, but whose violation of the anti-doping rules has not yet been established on the other hand.” No ceremonies will be held for the women’s solo skate either, should Valieva rank in the top three as expected, the IOC added. On the situation, The Globe’s Cathal Kelly writes that there are times when you begin to wonder if Russia and the various organs of the Olympic movement are working together to amuse and confound the rest of the world.
The day in pictures
  • Canada’s Christine de Bruin won bronze in the inaugural Olympic monobob race at the Beijing Winter Olympics.THOMAS PETER/Reuters

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What to watch tomorrow, Feb. 15
  • Snowboard, men’s big air, final 🥇 12:00 a.m. ET
  • Curling, women, round robin 1:05 a.m. ET
  • Speed skating, women’s team pursuit, semifinal 1:30 a.m. ET
  • Speed skating, men’s team pursuit, semifinal 1:52 a.m. ET
  • Speed skating women’s team pursuit, finals🥇 2:24 a.m. ET
  • Speed skating, men’s team pursuit🥇 2:43 a.m. ET
  • Nordic combined, men’s gundersen large hill/10km 3:00 a.m. ET
  • Ice hockey, men’s qualification match for quarterfinal 3:40 a.m. ET
  • Biathlon men’s 4x7.5km relay 🥇 4:00 a.m. ET
  • Figure skating, women’s singles short program 5:00 a.m. ET
  • Freestyle skiing men’s aerials qualification 6:00 a.m. ET
  • Nordic Combined, men’s gundersen large hill/10km, ski jumping🥇 6:00 a.m. ET
  • Curling men, round robin 7:05 a.m. ET
  • Bobsleigh 2-man, run 3 7:15 a.m. ET
  • Ice hockey, men’s qualification quarterfinal 8:10 a.m. ET
  • Bobsleigh 2-man, run 4 8:50 a.m. ET
  • Curling women, round robin 8:05 p.m. ET
  • Freestyle skiing men’s slopestyle, final🥇 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Alpine skiing men’s slalom, run 1 9:15 p.m. ET
  • Ice hockey, men, quarterfinal 11:10 p.m. ET
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Olympic highlights and medal count for Feb. 14

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After three months apart from their home in Canada, two engaged Olympians share a brief moment together in Beijing: Blayre Turnbull walked into the opening ceremony at the Beijing Winter Olympics with her lively hockey squad. Ryan Sommer arrived with the guys from his four-man bobsleigh crew. Both were dedicated to sharing that distinct Olympic moment with their teammates, but Turnbull and Sommer were also scanning the crowd for one another. The Canadian hockey player and the bobsleigh brakeman are engaged, but because of conflicting travel schedules and various COVID-related bubbles, the couple had been apart for three months.

Canadian Olympic hockey player Blayre Turnbull with her fiancé, Canadian bobsledder Ryan Sommer, together at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics on February 4, 2022 in a picture posted to Instagram by Ms. Turnbull.Instagram

Teenagers representing Team Canada at the Beijing Olympics keep cool under pressure: As Canada’s figure skaters travel around at the Beijing Olympics, they remind themselves of something: ‘don’t lose Maddie’. At 18, Madeline Schizas is the youngest Canadian figure skater at the Winter Games and the country’s only representative in the ladies’ singles category. The Oakville native, who stands four-foot-eleven, didn’t have the Olympics on her radar until just recently, yet she’s been the team’s most consistent performer so far in Beijing. She’s shown the poise of an Olympic veteran, yet her teammates still look out for the rookie like a little sibling, The Globe’s Rachel Brady reports.

Canada's Madeline Schizas competes in the women's team free skate program during the figure skating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics on Feb. 7, 2022.Jeff Roberson/The Associated Press

Wife of Chinese director Zhang Yimou says husband pushed health to limit for Olympic ceremonies: The wife of Chinese film director Zhang Yimou said her husband’s role overseeing the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics had pushed his health to the limit, prompting both criticism and support from Chinese social media users. Chen Ting took to China’s Twitter-like Weibo to describe the toll that the 71-year-old Oscar-nominee’s “self-harming” work rate had taken on his health and their family’s well-being, and how she was eager for the Feb 20 conclusion of the Games.

Customers enjoy their dinner near a screen showing Chinese film director Zhang Yimou, who will oversee the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.FLORENCE LO/Reuters

U.S.-born skier Eileen Gu receiving dozens of endorsements after decision to compete for China at Olympics: When Eileen Gu won Olympic gold in the Big Air, sales of her red Anta ski suit, complete with slipdrag reduction technology, surged 20-fold on Chinese e-commerce platform Luckin Coffee sold out of Gu-endorsed drinks, with a spike in cupholders bearing her image, and the Chinese chain immediately said it would launch more Gu-linked products throughout the year. As the San Francisco-born skier prepared for Tuesday’s slopestyle final and her bid for a second of what could be three golds in Beijing, her closely scrutinized decision to compete for China appears to be paying off, commercially at least.

Gold medalist Eileen Gu celebrates on the podium.TYRONE SIU/Reuters

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