Winter Olympics Update: Day 9


PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) Olympic figure skating has resumed with the ice dancing short program.

A strong performance from Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir helped Canada win gold in the team competition. However, Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France and American siblings Maia and Alex Shibutani could provide serious competition.

The short dance is taking place right now and will be followed by the free dance tomorrow.

Medals are up for grabs in just three events Monday, the men’s 500-meter speedskating, men’s large hill team ski jumping, and men’s two-man bobsled.

The Americans are back in the Olympic gold medal game in women’s hockey.

Dani Cameranesi scored two goals and an assist, and the United States advanced to the gold medal game for a third straight Olympics after beating Finland 5-0 in the semifinal Monday.

The Americans will play the winner of the other semifinal between Canada and the Russians. That game is Monday night.

Also at the Olympics:

U.S. men’s hockey player James Wisniewski says his father has contracted norovirus while attending the Winter Games. The former NHL defenseman says Jim Wisniewski is now in quarantine after beginning to show symptoms on Saturday and needing to be taken by ambulance to the hospital. Officials have told players to fist-bump one another rather than shaking hands to prevent transmission of norovirus, which is highly contagious.

The Russian delegation at the Pyeongchang Olympics has announced that one of its athletes has failed a drug test. A spokesman for the “Olympic Athletes from Russia says a “B” sample taken from the athlete will be analyzed in 24 hours. The spokesman did not name the athlete of the sports involved.

Medals count:

Norway 9 9 8 26
Germany 9 5 4 18
Netherlands 6 5 2 13
Canada 5 5 6 16
United States of America 5 3 2 10


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