For only the third time since ice dance became an Olympic sport in 1976, the ice dancing gold went to someone other than a Russian or Soviet couple. Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir outskated their Michigan training partners, Meryl Davis and Charlie White to get a gold for the home team.
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Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won the gold.
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World champions Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin of Russia won the bronze. The Russians could go home without winning at least one skating event for the first time since 1960.
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Turin Olympics silver medalists Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto of the United States were fourth.
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Ice dance medalists (from left) Charlie White, Meryl Davis, Scott Moir, Tessa Virtue, Maxim Shabalin and Oksana Domnina
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Siblings William and Christina Beier of Germany finished 18th overall.
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Jana Khokhlova and Sergei Novitski were the second of two Russian teams in the top 10, finishing in ninth overall.
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Skip John Shuster's team got an early lead over Canada, but wound up losing 7-2 in a shortened match. Then the Americans fell 11-5 to China, ending their Olympics with a 2-7 record. Shuster won bronze four years ago, helping bring more attention to this sport. It was the first U.S. curling medal at the Olympics and the first in a major men's competition since 1978.
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Monique Lamoureux recorded a hat trick and Caitlin Cahow, Karen Thatcher and Kelli Stack each had a goal and an assist as the United States blasted Sweden 9-1 in the Olympic semifinals. Team USA will face Canada, which blanked Finland 5-0, Thursday for the gold medal.
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Meghan Agosta set an Olympic record with her ninth goal, and Canada raised its margin of victory for the tournament to 46-2 in defeating Finland.
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Team Canada on ice before its 5-0 victory over Finland.
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Claudia Nystad beat Sweden's Anna Haag to the finish line by 0.6 seconds to lead Germany to the gold in the women's team sprint. Americans Caitlin Compton and Kikkan Randall were sixth.
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Norway's Petter Northug pulled away from Germany's Axel Teichmann to win the men's team sprint. Norway's Ola Vigen Hattestad --the reigning world champion in the individual and team sprints, and winner of the last two World Cup sprint titles -- pulled out because of a sore throat.
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Americans Torin Koos and Andy Newell were ninth in the men's team sprint.
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Americans Ryan St. Onge and Jeret "Speedy" Peterson are headed to the finals in the men's freestyle aerials -- and defending Olympic champion Han Xiaopeng of China and this year's top jumper, Anton Kushnir of Belarus, aren't. St. Onge was second in qualifying, Peterson fifth. Han and Kushnir fell on their second jumps.
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Canada's women's curling team defeated defending gold medalist Sweden 6-2 in a shortened nine ends.
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Canada's plays Great Britain in round robin action on Day 12.
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On his final jump in the team event, 20-year-old Gregor Schlierenzauer soared farther than anyone else in these Winter Games to wrap up the gold for Austria. This was his third medal; he won bronze in both individual events.<br>Switzerland's Simon Ammann, who won both individual events, didn't compete in the team event because his country didn't have the four jumpers needed for a team.
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