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The Czech snowboarder experienced one of the scariest moments at the Olympics so far. During a jump on her final run she caught the heel edge and fell backwards, causing her to slam her head and tumble down the hill, cracking her helmet in the process. She received immediate medical attention and was able to ride off.
Figure skating judges and testing
Reports have circulated that the U.S. and Russian judges have agreed to shut Canada out of winning gold in the ice dance and team event. Mark Adams, spokesman for the International Olympic Committee stated that there will not be an investigation into the matter.
Canadian figure skaters have also expressed anger over the number of drug tests they have been forced to take going into their events.
She came into the day well positioned to pursue the gold medal in the slopestyle snowboard final, but a slip on her last run knocked her out of medal contention. After she finished in 12th place she could not hold back her emotions before reporters.
"I went for my hardest run and it didn't work out today. So I'm really disappointed and really sad that I let Canada down." she said as tears dropped.
A day after Justine and Chloe made history as the first pair of Canadian sisters to medal together in the same Olympic event, the media just could not get enough of them. When they weren't receiving their gold and silver medals, they were getting a outpouring of positivity on social media or being interviewed by media outlets such as CBC, BBC, CNN, and NBC.
Another disappointing finish for the Canadian Cowboys, Erik Guay, Manuel Osborne-Paradis and Jan Hudec, who were unable to medal in the men's downhill.
— Erik Guay (@erikguay) February 9, 2014