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Weekend Olympic roundup: U.S. figure skaters take two medals at Cup of China Grand Prix

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Weekend Olympic roundup: U.S. figure skaters take two medals at Cup of China Grand Prix

News and notes from the weekend's Olympic sport action on the Road to PyeongChang

Figure skating: Cup of China Grand Prix 

This weekend was the third stop on the Grand Prix series, Cup of China, was held in Beijing. The United States skaters won two medals over the weekend and a full recap is here.

Additionally, on Friday, three-time world champion Patrick Chan of Canada announced his withdrawal from NHK Trophy on Friday.

Here are the medalists of each discipline: 

Ladies: 

  • Gold: Alina Zagitova (RUS)
  • Silver: Wakaba Higuchi (JPN)
  • Bronze: Yelena Radionova (RUS)

Mens: 

  • Gold: Mikhail Kolyada (RUS)
  • Silver: Jin Boyang (CHN)
  • Bronze: Max Aaron (USA)  

Dance: 

  • Gold: Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron (FRA)
  • Silver: Madison Chock and Evan Bates (USA)
  • Bronze: Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev (RUS)

Pairs: 

  • Gold: Sui Wenjing and Han Cong (CHN)
  • Silver: Yu Xiaoyu and Zhang Hao (CHN)
  • Bronze: Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro (CAN)

Next weekend, skaters will travel to Osaka, Japan for the NHK Trophy, the fourth stop of the Grand Prix series.

Hockey: KHL president accuses IOC bans of 'dismantling the existing sports world order'

Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) president, Dmitry Chernyshenko, spoke out over the weekend against bans handed out against two Russian cross-country skiers by the International Olympic Committee, while a KHL board member suggested if an all out ban of the Russian Olympic team were to be enacted by the IOC, the league the U.S. and Canada hockey teams were hoping to use as talent pools for 2018, may have little incentive to make it convenient for its players to appear in PyeongChang.

Curling: Paralympic team named

After a three-day selection event, USA Curling announced the five-person wheelchair curling team that will play at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. The team will be led by Penny Greely and Meghan Lino, who were members of the U.S. Olympic wheelchair curling team at the 2014 Sochi Paralympics. The other members, Steve Emt, Kirk Black and Justin Marshall, will all be making their Paralympic debuts in PyeongChang.

The U.S. has never won a Paralympic medal in wheelchair curling, and finished fifth and fourth, respectively, at the 2014 and 2010 Paralympic Winter Games.

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