The pair lead Team Canada's largest ever Winter Olympics team into PyeongChang stadium, with 122 men and 103 women who will compete in 14 sports.
Figure skaters, who are used to skating late into the evening at many competitions, face earlier start times in South Korea so that the events can be broadcast at night in North America. She placed fourth in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, and unlike last time, she was not chosen as one of the three skaters.
In short track competition, skaters race around an oval rink. But he wasn't the only one. And to be able to compete more times at the Olympics, I'm definitely not going to argue against it.
"It was such an awesome moment for me", Chen said, recalling the moment the team was announced shortly following the US national championships, where she finished third. "But we're not in control of that".
Early Olympic jitters and the unusual challenge of having to compete in the morning in South Korea played havoc with the men's short program earlier in the day, with several top skaters failing to land key jumps, including Canada's Patrick Chan.
Japan's Shoma Uno said he woke at 5 a.m.to get ready, but dozed on and off for an hour after that.
"Honestly, we are not aiming for a medal here", said Bychenko, "but I'm happy I got points for Israel and I'm pleased with my score".
Duhamel and Radford, competing in the pairs short, earned a 76.57 score with a clean performance in Pyeongchang. Germans Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot were third with 75.36.
With eight first-place finishes in worldwide competitions over the past two skating seasons, Evgenia Medvedeva is a front-runner. Japan was third with 13.
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Landing without a valid visa, he was interrogated for five hours by North Korean customs officials and fined $500. Even if there are more meetings between the rivals after the Games, accomplishing something is another matter.
Their score of 52-point-10 was well below the winning score of 80-point-92 achieved by the team representing Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation.
Virtue, of London, Ont., took the first turn with the Maple Leaf before passing it to Moir, of Ilderton, Ont., halfway through their tour of the venue. For the Americans, Mirai Nagasu has the best opportunity to find the podium. "I also got about three hours of sleep before the competition, so it was fine". We're a great team, so they're very supportive.
Meanwhile, Kingsbury is off to a promising start in men's moguls.
Montreal's Justine Dufour-Lapointe, a gold medallist in 2014, was fourth. "It's been four years since I've been here". Keep an eye on her jumping ability. Blouin was taken to hospital for further evaluation as a precaution. She's only 18, and this is her first Olympic games.
Morris and Lawes improved to 3-1 in mixed curling with a 10-4 win over China's Rui Wang and Dexin Ba and an 8-2 rout over Tomi Rantamaeki and Oona Kauste of Finland. The United States claimed bronze in Sochi and is a medal favorite again in PyeongChang.
"If they had the Olympics at 6 a.m".
The powerhouse Canadian squad, which is expected to challenge the team of Russians for the gold medal, compiled 17 points through the first two disciplines.
The Canadians take on Switzerland and the "Olympic Athletes from Russia" on Saturday.
The powerhouse nations certainly seem to be putting more emphasis on the team event.