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Alex Bilodeau defends his title, Mikaël Kingsbury wins silver
There was more moguls magic for Canada on Day 3, two days after the Dufour-Lapointe sisters were the talk of the Olympics. This time, it was Alex Bilodeau defending his men’s Olympic title by turning in a flawless final run, with teammate and fierce rival Mikaël Kingsbury winning silver.
Charles Hamelin’s (first?) golden moment
It’s all systems go for Charles Hamelin, who skated his way to gold in the men’s 1,500 metres in his first short track event. The speed skating star is a medal contender in three other events, and if he hits the podium in all three, he’ll become the most decorated Canadian Olympian of all time.
Canada leads the early medal race
After three days of competition, Canada is leading the medal race with three gold, three silver, and one bronze, and is tied with the Netherlands and Norway when it comes to the medal count, with all three nations at seven. Early on, it looks like Canada is taking a serious run at defending its 2010 title.
Canadian women’s hockey team has a scare against Finland
Proof that the world was catching up to Canada and the U.S. in women’s hockey was on full display, as Finland gave the Canadians all they could handle in a tight preliminary round match. Canada managed to eke out a win, scoring three goals in the final 10 minutes to end up with a 3-0 win. With a grudge match with the Americans up next, does Canada have reason to worry?
NHLers arrive in Sochi
They’re here! NHLers touched down in Sochi on Monday, to begin preparations for the men’s Olympic hockey tournament. The tournament begins on Thursday with Canada set to face Norway in its first preliminary round matchup.
Switzerland upsets Canadian men's curling team
Canadian skip Brad Jacobs had a rocky start to the Olympic men’s curling tournament. His rink was sloppy in the opening match against Germany but still managed an 11-8 win. It got worse from there, though, as Canada fell 5-4 to Switzerland to go 1-1 in the first two matches.