Virtue and Moir take gold in ice dance; Weaver and Poje 7th

The Thunderbird Sports Centre is no stranger to big events. File Phillipe Roberge

The Thunderbird Sports Centre is no stranger to big events. File Phillipe Roberge

USA ice dancing teams have now medaled in the last four Olympics, after a 30-year absence from the podium.

However, it wasn't enough to reduce a 1.74 point deficit set in Monday's short program by the Canadian duo, who had racked up a record-breaking score.

Alex said the experience fulfilled their dreams.

Virtue and Moir are gold covered in ice dance, Tuesday, the Games to Pyeongchang, in front of their rivals, the French Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron by less than a point.

The Shibutanis received a 114.86 free dance score, which gave them a total of 192.59. Ter Mors has added bronze in the short-track arena to the gold she won in long-track speedskating last week.

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Shiffrin posted the fifth-fastest time in Tuesday's practice. This is likely their last Olympics.

Some worked, some didn't, and Vonn went outside a gate clocking the fourth-fastest time behind Ramona Siebenhofer of Austria on Tuesday. "If that was bringing an edge or sexuality or darkness, or a contemporary feel to it, then mission accomplished I guess". Shiffrin will skip the downhill. Humphries of Calgary is trying to become the first bobsledder, male or female, to win Olympic gold three times in the same event.

Performing to the "Moulin Rouge" soundtrack, the skaters matched their first place finish in last year's World Championships - after they took an extended break from worldwide competitions following a disappointing, for them, silver place finish at the Sochi Olympics in 2014.

France's Marie Martinod had a 92.60 in her second run and was gunning for Sharpe in the third run but crashed out, guaranteeing Sharpe gold. American Brita Sigourney edged teammate Annalisa Drew for bronze.

Many of the Alpine medalists at the Pyeongchang Olympics have dealt a few times with the rigorous process of recovering from long-term injuries. Moir, in a mostly-sheer back shirt, made a great lovestruck Ewan McGregor.

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Among them is Swiss ski racer Lara Gut. She's thrilled to be back to race in the women's downhill.

Unless you've been living under a thick layer of ice, you've probably heard a little something about Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, the Canadian ice dancing team who have somehow managed to make the event infinitely more entertaining (and SEXY?!) than it should be.

Papadakis and Cizeron's routine was superb, earning them a world-record of 123.35 points for the event over Virtue and Moir's 122.40. "The gold medal is the cherry on the cake". And all three performed well on the biggest stage in figure skating.

Virtue and Moir won an emotional gold on home ice in Vancouver eight years ago, but had retired in the aftermath of a silver-medal effort in Sochi.

Yet more Canadian glory looks on the cards after they and old rivals the United States booked their places in the final of the women's ice hockey tournament, scheduled for Thursday. Hubbell and Donohue won their first national title a month ago.

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Canada's Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz finished in a dramatic dead-heat with Germany's Francesco Friedrich and Thorsten Margis in the men's Olympic two-man bobsleigh.

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