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Kamila Valieva, of the Russian Olympic Committee, competes in the women’s team free skate program during the figure skating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Young Russian Olympic skater Valieva practices amid banned substance report

International Olympic Committee has said legal talks are ongoing with the ISU on the issue

Kamila Valieva, of the Russian Olympic Committee, competes in the women’s team free skate program during the figure skating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Nathan Chen of the United States reacts at the end of his program to win the gold medal in the men’s figure skating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Thursday, February 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Nathan Chen fulfills his Olympic dream by winning figure skating gold

Chen becomes 7th American man to win a figure skating singles gold medal

Nathan Chen of the United States reacts at the end of his program to win the gold medal in the men’s figure skating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Thursday, February 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Cammi Granato poses with her new book, “I Can Play Too,” Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, in Seattle. For years, Hockey Hall of Famer Granato was asked to write a book about her experience in becoming one of the finest women’s hockey players of all time. She finally has, but on her own terms and with a specific audience in mind: kids. And while her book is based around hockey and her personal experiences, Granato is hoping the message can resonate beyond the ice. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Vancouver Canucks name Hall of Famer Cammi Granato as an assistant GM

U.S. hockey legend latest executive added as team continues massive off-ice makeover

Cammi Granato poses with her new book, “I Can Play Too,” Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, in Seattle. For years, Hockey Hall of Famer Granato was asked to write a book about her experience in becoming one of the finest women’s hockey players of all time. She finally has, but on her own terms and with a specific audience in mind: kids. And while her book is based around hockey and her personal experiences, Granato is hoping the message can resonate beyond the ice. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Canada’s Eliot Grondin celebrates his silver medal in the men’s snowboard cross final at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in Zhangjiakou, China on Thursday, February 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada wins 2 Olympic silver, 2 bronze in a good day in Beijing

Canada tied with Norway for second on the Olympic medal table

Canada’s Eliot Grondin celebrates his silver medal in the men’s snowboard cross final at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in Zhangjiakou, China on Thursday, February 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canada’s Meryeta Odine celebrates her bronze medal in the women’s snowboard cross final at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in Zhangjiakou, China on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canada’s Meryeta Odine celebrates her bronze medal in the women’s snowboard cross final at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in Zhangjiakou, China on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Gold medalists team from the Russian Olympic Committee celebrates following the victory ceremony after the team event in the figure skating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Canada watching closely as Olympic medals in team figure skating delayed by legal issue

International Olympic Committee cited ‘legal consultation’ with Canada sitting in fourth

Gold medalists team from the Russian Olympic Committee celebrates following the victory ceremony after the team event in the figure skating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Canada's Steven Dubois celebrates after winning the silver medal in the men's 1,500-metre short-track speedskating event at the Beijing Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Canada's Steven Dubois celebrates after winning the silver medal in the men's 1,500-metre short-track speedskating event at the Beijing Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Cendrine Browne of Saint-Jerome, Que., competes in the women’s sprint free qualifications at the Zhangjiakou National Cross-Country Skiing Centre during the Beijing Winter Olympic Games, in Zhangjiakou, China, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Frigid Beijing-area temperatures ramp up efforts by cold-tested Olympians to keep warm

Snow might be hard to come by, but icy temperatures, bone-chilling winds put winter in the games

Cendrine Browne of Saint-Jerome, Que., competes in the women’s sprint free qualifications at the Zhangjiakou National Cross-Country Skiing Centre during the Beijing Winter Olympic Games, in Zhangjiakou, China, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Nathan Chen, of the United States, competes during the men's short program figure skating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Chen flips, spins way to world-record score at Olympics

Gu skis past backlash to win gold in big air after switching from U.S. to China

Nathan Chen, of the United States, competes during the men's short program figure skating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Canada forward Brianne Jenner (19) celebrates with teammates Claire Thompson (42) and Sarah Nurse (20) after scoring her second goal during second period women’s ice hockey action against the United States at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, in Beijing, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. Brianne Jenner scored twice and captain Marie-Philip Poulin scored on a penalty shot for Canada in a 4-2 win over the United States in Olympic women’s hockey Tuesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Victory over rival U.S. in women’s hockey highlights Canada’s day at Beijing Games

Tuesday was a day marked by podium near-misses despite promising performances

Canada forward Brianne Jenner (19) celebrates with teammates Claire Thompson (42) and Sarah Nurse (20) after scoring her second goal during second period women’s ice hockey action against the United States at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, in Beijing, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. Brianne Jenner scored twice and captain Marie-Philip Poulin scored on a penalty shot for Canada in a 4-2 win over the United States in Olympic women’s hockey Tuesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Canada's Max Parrot, of Bromont, Que., left, celebrates his gold medal with bronze medalist and teammate Mark McMorris, of Regina, following the men's slopestyle final at the Beijing Winter Olympic Games, in Zhangjiakou, China, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Snowboarder Parrot’s slopestyle gold caps four-medal day for Canada

Canadians also took bronze in slopestyle, speedskating and ski jumping

Canada's Max Parrot, of Bromont, Que., left, celebrates his gold medal with bronze medalist and teammate Mark McMorris, of Regina, following the men's slopestyle final at the Beijing Winter Olympic Games, in Zhangjiakou, China, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
FILE - Maddison Pearman skates in the 1500m during the ISU speed skating World Cup at the Olympic Oval in Calgary, AB on December 12, 2021. (Photo: Dave Holland/Speed Skating Canada)
FILE - Maddison Pearman skates in the 1500m during the ISU speed skating World Cup at the Olympic Oval in Calgary, AB on December 12, 2021. (Photo: Dave Holland/Speed Skating Canada).
FILE - Maddison Pearman skates in the 1500m during the ISU speed skating World Cup at the Olympic Oval in Calgary, AB on December 12, 2021. (Photo: Dave Holland/Speed Skating Canada)
FILE - Maddison Pearman skates in the 1500m during the ISU speed skating World Cup at the Olympic Oval in Calgary, AB on December 12, 2021. (Photo: Dave Holland/Speed Skating Canada).
Canada’s Alexandria Loutitt, left, celebrates with teammates Matthew Soukup, Abigail Strate and Mackenzie Boyd-Clowes during the the venue ceremony after winning a bronze in the ski jumping mixed team event at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Matthias Schrader
Canada’s Alexandria Loutitt, left, celebrates with teammates Matthew Soukup, Abigail Strate and Mackenzie Boyd-Clowes during the the venue ceremony after winning a bronze in the ski jumping mixed team event at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Matthias Schrader
Canada’s Max Parrot during the men’s slopestyle finals at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Canada’s Max Parrot during the men’s slopestyle finals at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Canada’s Rachel Homan delivers a rock as John Morris sweeps during preliminary round mixed curling against Czech Republic Sunday, February 6, 2022 at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Canada’s Rachel Homan delivers a rock as John Morris sweeps during preliminary round mixed curling against Czech Republic Sunday, February 6, 2022 at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Canada’s Ted-Jan Bloeman powers around the oval in the men’s 5,000 metre speedskating race at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Sunday, February 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Canada’s Ted-Jan Bloeman powers around the oval in the men’s 5,000 metre speedskating race at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Sunday, February 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Isabelle Weidemann, of Canada, smiles from the podium after winning the bronze medal in the women’s 3,000 metre speedskating race at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Saturday, February 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Weidemann, Kingsbury earn Canada’s first medals at Beijing Games

Canada made its mark on the medal table early at the Beijing Olympics

Isabelle Weidemann, of Canada, smiles from the podium after winning the bronze medal in the women’s 3,000 metre speedskating race at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Saturday, February 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Torch bearers are framed in a snowflake during the opening ceremony at the Beijing Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Beijing Olympics open with a scene of calm amid the turmoil of reality

‘We can only achieve this mission…if the Olympic Games stand above and beyond all political dispute’

Torch bearers are framed in a snowflake during the opening ceremony at the Beijing Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Canada’s John Morris and Rachel Homan, shake hands after winning the mixed doubles curling match against China, at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, in Beijing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Nariman El-Mofty

Curlers right the ship, figure skaters struggle as Canada seeks to defend gold medals

Canada’s figure skating team moved up from eighth to sixth by day’s end

Canada’s John Morris and Rachel Homan, shake hands after winning the mixed doubles curling match against China, at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, in Beijing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Nariman El-Mofty
Canada’s David Junior Hoilett, left, fights for the ball with El Salvador’s Narciso Orellana during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at Cuscatlan stadium in San Salvador, El Salvador, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Canada’s David Junior Hoilett, left, fights for the ball with El Salvador’s Narciso Orellana during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at Cuscatlan stadium in San Salvador, El Salvador, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)