Canadian athletes provide a Winter Olympics for the record books

Carrie Guzman
February 23, 2018

He didn't worry about Rooney even after Haley Irwin and captain Marie-Philip Poulin scored in the second period to give Canada a 2-1 lead.

A Canadian hockey player took off her silver medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics in protest after coming in second to USA rivals.

Unfortunately, so did the Americans, who ended four years of suffering through the aftermath of an overtime loss at the Sochi Games.

When the Olympic Games are on, though, Laval St. Germain is just another proud Canadian, joining his fellow citizens to root for Team Canada.

Russian Federation last reached the Olympic final in 1998 when it lost to the Czech Republic and hasn't won gold since 1992 when it played as the unified Community of Independent States team.

"That was the most attractive shootout goal I have ever seen", she grinned, conceding "it might be because it led to a gold medal".

When she returned to answer more media questions, she was asked why she was wearing the medal now, and explained that a "man in a suit" told her to put it on and that it was "just hard".

Lindsey Vonn made a mistake early in the slalom and didn't finish in what was likely the final race of her Winter Games career. "We wanted gold but didn't get it".

Canada's Jocelyne Larocque is apologizing for removing her silver medal following her team's 3-2 shootout defeat to Team USA in the women's hockey gold medal game Thursday. She simply wanted the team to reconnect with the role model who help start them on this journey, both with her play in 1998 and with her appearance in OR in August. It was the first - and, before Sunday - the only Olympic medal an American curling team has ever won.

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It was a rare error in an otherwise impressive season from the 21-year-old, who has started 25 matches in all competitions.


Sometimes emotions take over in the heat of the moment.

Jocelyne Lamoureux shoots the puck during the women's hockey gold medal game at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on February 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

"It sucks", Canadian goaltender Shannon Szabados said of the shootout.

You would never know Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are the biggest Canadian superstars in PyeongChang and arguably two of the greatest Olympians of all time. The game went through a scoreless 20-minute overtime period, per Olympic regulations, and was eventually decided in a shootout.

Gigi Marvin celebrates after defeating Canada in a shootout to win the women's hockey gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on February 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. When asked why she didn't want to wear the silver medal she responded, "It's just hard". It's like if Richmond lost in the AFL Grand Final a year ago.

It's not like Larocque doesn't have a gold. All the stuff actually that she did on that, that's stuff that we want to do too - come in on your off side and you have a couple different options there.

"We all know the rules going into it", said Cooper.

See you again tomorrow for the bronze medal game, Twitter friends!

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