Joannie Rochette, who stuck to her decision to compete, felt as though her mother was present as she skated to Olympic bronze, said Rochette's boyfriend, ice dancer Guillaume Gfeller. Rochette's mother passed on suddenly this week.
Tilikum, the killer whale that drowned a trainer at Sea World in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday has been involved in three human fatalities. The orca, who was originally captured in the wild, may have been under high levels of stress.
Kim Yuna and Joannie Rochette will go for gold in ladies' figure skating. Also On Day 14 of the Vancouver Olympics schedule, the USA and Canada will battle for gold in women's ice hockey.
The USA and Canada have become major players in the Winter Olympics medal count mostly because new sports, such as short track and snowboarding, have been introduced since 1992. A breakdown of which sports have benefited which countries the most.
After a stuttering start to its Vancouver Olympics, Canada wins four medals and serves up a 7-3 demolition of Russia in ice hockey. Was 'Winning Wednesday' all thanks to a bearded skeleton slider?
US pair Erin Pac and Elana Meyers took bronze in Olympic bobsled Thursday night, putting the US on a podium that Germany has traditionally dominated. Canada took gold and silver.
Follow the latest Vancouver 2010 medal count results.
On the Vancouver Olympics schedule Wednesday, Lindsey Vonn tries for her third medal, this time in the giant slalom. Medal events are also in women's speed skating, short track, bobsleigh, and aerials.
As the Rio Summit came to a close Tuesday night, Latin America leaders announced that they would start a new regional bloc that excludes the US and Canada.