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While you were sleeping
Slovenian hockey player Ziga Jeglic was suspended from the Olympics for testing positive for fenoterol, a banned substance. Jeglic said he uses an inhaler for his asthma which contains the drug, but forgot to report it to the proper officials.
“It has been prescribed to me after testing for respiratory problems in Slovakia in 2017. Unfortunately I have forgot to declare it as (a therapeutic use) exception,” he said in a statement, via Yahoo.
Whoops. Not that it matters too much anyway – Norway eliminated Slovenia in the quarterfinal on Tuesday. It is the third doping case so far at these Olympics.
GOLD NO. 1
Canada’s Cassie Sharpe cruised to a gold medal in the ladies’ halfpipe competition on Tuesday morning, taking the lead after the first finals run and not giving it up. Sharpe, 25, from Comox, B.C., was the class of the field over two days, repeatedly earning the highest scores of the 24 skiers who entered. Holding down the last spot in the finals thanks to her top showing during qualifying, Sharpe put down a trick-filled first run that earned her a score of 94.40 — more than two points clear of France’s Marie Martinod, and a better score than her first two runs in qualifying, which had been the best of the competition to that point. – Scott Stinson
GOLD NO. 2
The Olympic gold medals Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won for Canada on Tuesday are emphatic symbols of their dominance here, but more significantly of their relentless pursuit of perfection. For a year now, Moir has told anybody who would listen that they had to be perfect to win their second Olympic gold. He knew how the judges were stacking this up, how the point differential between them and the French couple of Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron, their training partners, was going to be razor thin. He got all that right. – Dan Barnes
Women’s curling: Canada vs. Great Britain
7 p.m. (TSN4,5)
Canada’s curling women are in a bit of trouble: They need to win two games on the final day of the round robin just to get into a tiebreaker at the Olympics. Canada has won five medals in five tries in women’s curling at the Olympics, including gold in 2014. They must beat Great Britain on Tuesday night and Russia on Wednesday in order to reach a tiebreaker. – Ted Wyman …
Figure skating: Women’s short program
8 p.m. (TSN); 10 p.m. (TSN4,5)
Kaetlyn Osmond and Gabrielle Daleman won silver and bronze at last year’s world championships, but to commandeer the Olympic podium for Canada, they’ll have to outskate two formidable Russian teens. The heavy favourite is defending world champ Evgenia Medvedeva, 18, owner of the all-time best women’s score in the short program (81.06, set in the Olympic team event last week), long program (160.46, set at the 2017 World Team Trophy) and overall (241.31, also from last year’s World Team Trophy). Her 15-year-old teammate Alina Zagitova dusted Daleman 158.08 to 137.14 in the women’s free portion of the team event.
After the short program, the women’s free skate is scheduled for Thursday night Canadian time.
Photo of the day
Canadians in action
Candace Crawford, Valerie Grenier and Roni Remme, women’s downhill, 9 p.m.
Men’s and women’s mixed relay, 6:15 a.m.
Kaillie Humphries-Phylicia George, Christine de Bruin-Melissa Lotholz and Alysia Rissling-Heather Moyse, women’s heats 1 and 2, 6:50 a.m.
Women’s team sprint free semifinals, 3 a.m. Wednesday; final, 5 a.m. Wednesday
Men’s team sprint free semifinals, 3:44 a.m. Wednesday; final, 5:30 a.m. Wednesday
Rachel Homan rink vs. Great Britain, women’s round robin, 7:05 p.m.
Kevin Koe rink vs. Denmark, men’s round robin, 12:05 a.m. Wednesday
Larkyn Austman, Gabrielle Daleman and Kaetlyn Osmond, women’s short program, 8 p.m.
Christopher Del Bosco, Kevin Drury, Dave Duncan and Brady Leman, men’s ski cross seeding, 9:30 p.m.; 1/8finals, 11:15 p.m.; quarter-finals, 11:50 p.m.; semifinals, 12:14 a.m. Wednesday; small final, 12:30 a.m. Wednesday; big final, 12:35 a.m. Wednesday
Short track speed skating
Kim Boutin, Kasandra Bradette, Jamie Macdonald and Marianne St-Gelais, women’s 3,000m relay A final, 6:29 a.m.
Mark McMorris, Tyler Nicholson, Max Parrot and Sebastien Toutant, men’s big air qualifying, 7:30 p.m.
5 a.m. Short track speed skating CBC
6 a.m. Curling: Men’s round robin TSN2
6 a.m. Biathlon: Mixed relay final Sportsnet
6;45 a.m. Bobsleigh: Women’s heats CBC and SN One
7 a.m. Hockey: Men’s playoffs TSN1,3
7 a.m. Hockey: Men’s playoffs TSN4,5
7:45 a.m. Nordic combined: Cross-country skiing, men’s individual Sportsnet
8:45 a.m. Hockey: Men’s playoffs CBC (joined in progress)
Noon Olympic hockey show CBC and TSN1,3-5
7 p.m. Curling: Women’s, Canada vs. Great Britain TSN4,5
7:15 p.m. Snowboard: Men’s big air qualifying SN East and SN One
8 p.m. Figure skating: Women’s short program TSN
8:45 p.m. Alpine skiing: Women’s downhill final SN East and SN One
9 p.m. Alpine skiing: Women’s downhill final CBC
10 p.m. Hockey: Men’s quarter-finals CBC
10 p.m. Figure skating: Women’s short program TSN4,5 (joined in progress)
11 p.m. Snowboard: Men’s big air qualifying TSN3
11 p.m. Freestyle skiing: Men’s ski cross final SN East, SN Ontario and SN One
Midnight Curling: Men’s, Canada vs. Denmark TSN3
12:30 a.m. Curling: Men’s, Canada vs. Denmark TSN1,4,5 (joined in progress)
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