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Olympic events for Feb. 13, 2022
- 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.
- 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 medallists score 204.78.
- Curling: A matchup against last-place Russia was just what Canada’s Jennifer Jones needed at the Beijing Olympics. Jones took advantage of several mistakes by Alina Kovaleva en route to an 11-5 victory that ended a three-game losing skid.
- Speed skating: Canada’s Steven Dubois won the bronze medal in the 500-metre short-track race on Sunday morning. This is Dubois’s second medal of the 2022 Beijing Olympics. He won silver in the 1,500-metre speed skating race in Beijing on Wednesday. The Canadian women’s 3,000-metre relay team failed to reach the podium, finishing fourth.
- Speed skating: Erin Jackson of the United States scores Olympic gold, becoming the first Black woman to win a speed skating medal. Jackson, a former inline skater who switched to the ice shortly before the 2018 Pyeongchang Games, won the gold in the 500-metre race.
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.
- Virtual athlete interviews: The CBC is hosting the majority of its Olympics coverage in Canada, with only a relatively small team on the ground in Beijing. The Globe’s James Griffiths goes behind the scenes to show how the CBC pulls off virtual “in-studio” interviews. (Hint: With lots of green screens).
- Canada’s ROI approach to the Olympics: As The Globe’s Cathal Kelly writes, Canadians don’t ski as well as the Austrians or skate as well as the Dutch. There is no government program that can manufacture organic growth in a sport. What Canada does well is identify vulnerabilities in the Olympic market and exploit them.
The day in pictures
Coming up at the Beijing Olympics
All dates and times (ET)
What to watch today, Feb. 14
- Snowboard: men’s big air, qualification, 2:30 a.m. ET
- Curling: men, round robin, Canada vs. Italy, 1:05 a.m. ET
- Freestyle skiing: women’s aerials, final 🥇, 6 a.m. ET
- Bobsleigh: 2-man, Run 1, 7:05 a.m. ET
- Curling: women, round robin, Canada vs. Great Britian, 7:05 a.m. ET
- Ski jumping: Men’s team, large hill, final 🥇, 7:06 a.m. ET
- Ice hockey: women, semifinal Unites States vs. Finland, 8:10 a.m. ET
- Curling: men, round robin, Canada vs. China, 8:05 p.m. ET
- Snowboard: women’s big air, final 🥇, 8:30 p.m. ET
- Alpine skiing: women’s downhill 🥇, 10 p.m. ET
- Ice Hockey: men, 11:10 p.m. ET
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Olympic highlights and medal count for Feb. 13
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Ice dancing in depth
What kinds of skill and artistry go into a winning ice-dance performance? Videographer Timothy Moore spoke to skaters Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier and one of their coaches to find out. He explains what he learned on The Decibel. Subscribe for more episodes.