Olympics UpdateSports Monday, February 17th, 2014
American ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White have scored gold at the Olympics. By finishing first, they claimed the first gold for the U.S. in the event in Olympic history. Defending gold medalist Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir (moyer) of Canada were second.
The U.S. two-man bobsled team of Steven Holcomb and Steve Langton won the bronze medal. Their time of 3:46.27 was 0.88 off the gold medal winning performance of the Russian duo. U.S. teams also finished 12th and 13th.
The U.S. women’s hockey team will play arch-rival Canada in the gold medal game. The Americans advanced with a 6-1 semifinal win over Sweden while the Canadians beat Switzerland 3-1. The gold medal game will take place Thursday. Canada is the three-time defending gold medalists.
The U.S. is tied for the lead in medals won in Russia. Both the Americans and Russia are tied at 18. The Russians have five gold, seven silver and six bronze while the Americans have won five gold, four silver and nine bronze.
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