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Olympic wake-up call: Day 10 news you might have missed from the Winter Games logo 2018-02-19 CBC/Radio-Canada

Olympic wake-up call: Day 10 news you might have missed from the Winter Games © Getty Images Olympic wake-up call: Day 10 news you might have missed from the Winter Games By Benjamin Blum, CBC Sports

Kevin Koe's rink dropped its third game in a row and ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir broke their own world record in the short dance, while the Canadian women's hockey team is playing for a shot at fifth consecutive gold medal.

Here's a quick recap of all the important Olympic news you might have missed overnight, and a look at what's still to come later today.

Koe's rink continues slide

There must be some sort of  Freaky Friday -like business happening at the curling venue in Pyeongchang. Canada's women's rink has won three straight after an 0-3 start while the men's team has dropped three in a row after a perfect start.

Kevin Koe's rink, now 4-3, will try to get back in the win column when they face Japan Monday at  7:05 p.m. ET.

Gold within grasp for Virtue, Moir

Canadian ice dance stars Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir outdid themselves in the short dance — literally. They broke their own world record in the short program to place first ahead the  8 p.m. ET  free dance on Monday. If successful, Virtue and Moir would become the second pair to win two ice dance titles and would tie a figure skating record with three Olympic golds, a total that includes last week's Canada win in the team event.

Canada-U.S. redux?

The American women's hockey team already booked its spot in the gold-medal game with a 5-0 rout of Finland. Canada takes on the Olympic Athletes from Russia on Monday at  7:10 a.m. ET  with the hopes of setting up a third consecutive final between the hockey archrivals.

The gold-medal game takes place Thursday night at 11:10 p.m. ET.

Other notable news

  • Cassie Sharpe of Comox, B.C., heads into Monday's ski halfpipe finals as the top qualifier. She'll be joined by Calgary's Rosalind Groenewoud when the finals begin Monday at 8:30 p.m. ET.
  • Laurie Blouin qualified in fourth place for Friday's women's big air final. The slopestyle silver medallist from Stoneham, Que., will be joined by Spencer O'Brien of Courtenay, B.C., who place 11th.
  • The Court of Arbitration for Sport confirmed its anti-doping division is looking into Russian mixed doubles curling bronze medallist Alexander Krushelnitsky.

What's coming up on Monday?

In addition to the early morning hockey game, here are some events featuring Canadian contenders.

Long track speed skating

Canada goes head-to-head against Germany in the women's team pursuit quarter-finals beginning at 6 a.m. ET.

On the men's side, Canadians Laurent Dubreuil, Gilmore Junio and Alex Boisvert-Lacroix skate in the 500-metre finals at 6:53 a.m. ET. 


The Canadian sled of Justin Kripps and Alex Kopacz sits in second ahead of the final two runs of the two-man bobsleigh. Canada's other two sleds — Nick Poloniato and Jesse Lumsden, and Christopher Spring and Lascelles Brown — are tied for 10th. Competition resumes at  6:15 a.m. ET.

With files from The Associated Press

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