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Canada's short-track super couple splits

Canadian Press logoCanadian Press 2018-03-08

MONTREAL - Canada's short-track super couple is splitting up.

Star speedskaters Charles Hamelin and Marianne St-Gelais have announced that they are ending a 10-year relationship that has captivated the public's imagination since the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

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The athletes were known as much for their passionate kisses after Olympic events as they were for their prowess on the ice.

The announcement comes as a surprise, as Hamelin and St-Gelais indicated that they were retiring after last month's Pyeongchang Games to start a family.

Hamelin and St-Gelais said in a statement that they remain on good terms, and although the decision may seem sudden it has been "well thought-out."

Hamelin, from Ste-Julie, Que., won five Olympic medals, including three gold, over his career. St-Gelais, from St-Felicien, Que., won three Olympic silver medals.

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