Olympic wake-up call: Day 5 news you might have missed from the Winter Games
Weather continues to affect Olympics; Canadians have pairs medal within their grasp
By Benjamin Blum and Amy Cleveland, CBC Sports
Weather continues to affect the Winter Olympics, a pair of Canadian figure skaters are in great position to win another medal, and history was made in the Japan-Korean women's hockey game.
Here's a quick recap of all the important news you might have missed.
Duhamel and Radford together again
Fresh off their team event gold, the Canadian pair of Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford sit in third place after the short program. The duo will compete for another medal in the free skate at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Koe improves to 2-0
Canada improved to 2-0 in men's curling as Kevin Koe and his rink defeated Great Britain 6-4. Koe opened the tournament earlier in the day with a 5-3 victory over Italy.
He'll play his next match be against Norway Thursday at 12:05 a.m. ET.
Rachel Homan's Olympic Games also get underway today when Canada faces South Korea at 7:05 p.m. ET.
Korean hockey history
The unified Korean women's hockey team was shut out 8-0 in both of their opening games, but finally made the stat sheet when Randi Heesoo Griffin — an American whose mother is Korean — put one past Japan's netminder for the women's team's first-ever Olympic goal. Japan ultimately won 4-1.
Olympic men's hockey got underway with a pair of upsets.
Medal favourites Pavel Datsyuk and the Olympic Athletes from Russia opened with 3-2 loss to Slovakia, while Brian Gionta and the United States were edged 3-2 in overtime by a Kopitar-less Slovenia.
In women's action, Canada squares off against the U.S. at 10:10 p.m. ET. There's no love lost between these two teams — well, except for former Canadian and American captains Caroline Ouellette and Julie Chu, who are now proud parents of baby Liv Chu-Ouellette.
Winds in the east, mist coming in...
Olympic skiers have every reason to kvetch about the weather, considering every alpine event has been impacted in some way or another by unfavourable conditions. The latest was the women's slalom event, which was delayed three times before being postponed due to strong winds.