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Isaac Owusu - Saturday Feb. 22, 2014 08:20 ET

5 things you missed in Sochi last night

Vic Wild of Russia competes in the men's snowboard parallel giant slalom
Vic Wild of Russia competes in the men's snowboard parallel giant slalom on Wednesday in Sochi. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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1. Canadian disappointment in the parallel slalom event

Snowboarding parallel slalom was held for the first time ever in the Winter Olympics. Unfortunately for Canada, there were no Canadian medallists in the event.

Jasey Jay Anderson and Michael Lambert were the highest Canadian finishers but still failed to get past the round of 16. Matthew Morison didn't get past the qualifying round.

Vic Wild, the American turned Russian by marriage, won the gold medal.

Ariane Lavigne, Caroline Calvé, and Marianne Leeson all represented Canadian women in the event but none were able to make it past the qualifying round.

Julia Dujmovits of Austria won the gold.

2. Norway sweeps podium in women's 30K cross-country event

Norway's Marit Bjoergen, Therese Johaug, and Kristin Stoemer Sierra were the gold, silver and bronze winners in the women's 30K race. 

Canada had a disappointing showing with no athletes in the top 40.

Brittany Webster was the highest Canadian finisher in 46th place. 

3. South Korea launches figure skating protest

The South Korean Olympic Committee is protesting the women's figure skating finals. Their argument is that the event's judging was biased, causing Yuna Kim lose gold. She finished with silver, while Russian Adelina Sotnikova won the competition.

Many have criticized Sotnikova's victory, saying her marks weren't justifiable due to her performance being inferior to Kim's in artistry. 

The International Skating Union stated that they have yet to receive the letter of protest, which is supposed to be filed immediately after the event.

4. Ukrainian doping case revealed

A day after the first two reports of doping in Sochi emerged, a third has surfaced. 

Marina Lisogor, a cross-country skier from the Ukraine, has failed a doping test.

Lisogor tested positive for trimetazidine, a substance that the World Anti-Doping Agency has listed on it's prohibited list. 

She had participated in two cross-country events in Sochi, but did not win a medal. German biathlete Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle and Italian bobsledder William Frullani are the two positive tests at the Games so far.

5. Sarah Burke tribute in Sochi

With the IOC forbidding athletes from wearing stickers in memory of the late Sarah Burke, her coach paid the ultimate tribute to her.

Trennon Paynter announced that he spread Burke's ashes on top of a mountain at the halfpipe.

Burke, who died in a tragic training accident in January 2012, is widely considered a pioneer behind the inclusion of halfpipe and slopestyle in the Olympics. 

Paynter said her ashes were spread prior to the competition on the halfpipe, which is near the Olympic rings in the athletes' village. 

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