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Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Day 6: medal count by country | news summary 10 February

Bronze medallists Marion Thenault of Canada, Miha Fontaine of Canada and Lewis Irving of Canada celebrate holding the awards depicting Bing Dwen Dwen, the mascot of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, on the podium.

Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics: Day 6 as it happened

Beijing 2022 medal count:

1. Germany: Gold 6 Silver 3 Bronze 0 (9)

2. Norway: Gold 5 Silver 3 Bronze 4 (12)

3. Austria: Gold 4 Silver 5 Bronze 4 (13)

4. USA: Gold 4 Silver 5 Bronze 1 (10)

5. Netherlands: Gold 4 Silver 3 Bronze 1 (8)

6. Sweden: Gold 4 Silver 1 Bronze 2 (7)

7. China: Gold 3 Silver 3 Bronze 0 (6)

8. Italy: Gold 2 Silver 4 Bronze 2 (8)

9. ROC: Gold 2 Silver 3 Bronze 6 (11)

10. Slovenia: Gold 2 Silver 1 Bronze 2 (5)

11. France: Gold 1 Silver 5 Bronze 0 (6)

12. Canada: Gold 1 Silver 4 Bronze 7 (12)

13. Japan: Gold 1 Silver 2 Bronze 4 (7)

14. Switzerland: Gold 1 Silver 0 Bronze 3 (4)

15. Australia: Gold 1 Silver 0 Bronze 1 (2)

15. Czech Republic: Gold 1 Silver 0 Bronze 1 (2)

15. Republic of Korea: Gold 1 Silver 0 Bronze 1 (2)

18. New Zealand: Gold 1 Silver 0 Bronze 0 (1)

18. Slovakia: Gold 1 Silver 0 Bronze 0 (1)

20. Finland: Gold 0 Silver 1 Bronze 2 (3)

21. Belarus: Gold 0 Silver 1 Bronze 0 (1)

21. Spain: Gold 0 Silver 1 Bronze 0 (1)

23. Hungary: Gold 0 Silver 0 Bronze 2 (2)

24. Latvia: Gold 0 Silver 0 Bronze 1 (1)

24. Poland: Gold 0 Silver 0 Bronze 1 (1)


- Rocket man Chen wins men's singles skating gold for USA in in Beijing

- Netherlands' Irene Schouten scoops women's 5000m gold in record time

- Iranian Alpine skier Saveh Shemshaki first to fail doping test in Beijing

- Haemmerle wins another gold for Austria in dramatic SBX photo-finish

- Norway's Therese Johaug wins 10km cross-country skiing gold

- Austria's Strolz strikes gold in the men's Alpine combined

- Chloe Kim wins gold after a 94.00 in first run of Women's half pipe

- Men’s hockey prelims continue as USA take on hosts China

And that success in the luge sends Germany to the top of the medal table! 

Germany claim third consecutive luge team relay gold

The German team dominated the luge team event to win gold for the third consecutive Games. Austria took silver and Latvia bronze.

Fate of Belarusian skier banned over political views in hands of ski body, IOC says

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Thursday it was up to the International Ski Federation (FIS) to decide whether to take action in the case of a Belarusian cross-country skier who was barred from competition over what her family said were its political views.

Belarusian cross-country skier Darya Dolidovich told Reuters this week that she and her family had left Belarus because of fears of reprisals by authorities after she was banned from competition, a move her family saw as retribution for their support of the political opposition.

Darya Dolidovich is the daughter of Sergei Dolidovich, a seven-time Olympic cross-country skier who took part in street protests against the 2020 re-election of leader Alexander Lukashenko that opponents said was fraudulent.

Lukashenko has denied rigging the vote.

"It was initially a disciplinary action between the national federation and the athlete for some breach," IOC spokesman Mark Adams said in a briefing at the Beijing Games.

"If FIS want to look into it further then they obviously will do. We've reiterated our call to the NOC and all IFs (international federations) to make sure that Belarusian athletes can compete safely without any discrimination."

In December, the Belarus Ski Union deactivated Dolidovich's FIS code, an individual identifying number required for athletes to take part in competitions run by the International Ski Federation (FIS).


After years in the shadows, Japan women eye ice hockey medal glory

Not many years ago, members of Japan's women's ice hockey team were delivering pizzas to support themselves and keep their competition dreams alive.

But on Saturday they will take to the ice against Finland in the quarter-finals and make history as the first Japanese ice hockey team, men's or women's, to advance to the knockout round at the Olympics with their eyes firmly set on taking a medal.

"For us as a team, it's only one stage along our journey," defender Ayaka Toko, who, like a number of her teammates, also took part in the Sochi 2014 and Pyeongchang 2018 Games, told Japanese media after Tuesday's 3-2 win against the Czech Republic.

The team climbed still higher at Pyeongchang to finish 6th, where they claimed their first Olympic win - against a unified Korean hockey team consisting of players from both North and South Korea in a match rife with political and cultural overtones.

Long-term national rivalry between the Asian neighbours spilled over into the arena, with boisterous chants of "Let's Go Japan" being met with "Let's Win Korea" - and an explosion of cheers when Korea scored, though Japan claimed the game 4-1.

"Women's ice hockey has a smaller number of players than men's, and there are probably not as many countries that are focusing on improving their athletic level," he said.

Despite their success, "Smile Japan" still fights for attention in Japan. On Thursday, all eyes were focused on men's figure skating and the performance of double Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu, who ultimately finished fourth

Netherlands' Irene Schouten scoops women's 5000m gold in record time!

Irene Schouten of the Netherlands won gold in the women's 5,000 metres speed skating at the Beijing Olympics on Thursday.

Isabelle Weidemann of Canada claimed silver and Martina Sablikova of the Czech Republic took bronze.

USA win first-ever mixed team aerials gold medal

Injured Decker to support U.S. team before leaving for surgery

American three-time Olympian Brianna Decker said she will need surgery after her tournament-ending injury in Beijing but will do all she can first to help defending champions the United States retain their women's ice hockey title at the Games.

The U.S. assistant captain was in good spirits as she rolled into the media mixed zone by knee scooter on Thursday despite sharing the news that she had broken her fibula and suffered "many" torn ligaments in her ankle.

"Fortunately I can still have an influence in the locker room as far as helping them (team mates) out on the power plays, being the eye in the sky and making sure that I can give them certain tips here," said Decker.

The 30-year-old forward was expected to be among the biggest playmakers in the tournament but saw her Beijing campaign last only a few minutes before she was left screaming in pain after a collision with an opponent behind the net.

Decker said fellow Beijing Olympians had offered support since she was removed by stretcher at Wukesong Sports Centre, including American alpine skier Nina O'Brien, who suffered compound fractures nL4N2UJ0XI to her left leg during her giant slalom run earlier this week.

"(I) feel a little better from a physical standpoint," said Decker. "I think mentally things have set in a little bit more but thankful to be here still and be around the team."


Kim better prepared for mental challenge after another gold

American snowboarder Chloe Kim, who won her second gold in the halfpipe final in Beijing on Thursday, said she was better prepared for the stresses that victory brings after learning important lessons from the Pyeongchang Games.

Athletes from gymnast Simone Biles to tennis player Naomi Osaka have increasingly spoken out about the importance of wellbeing and struggles with depression.

Kim, who dominated Thursday's final out of the gate by landing 1080s in her first run, told reporters after her win that she was "not in a good place" earlier in the day.

"Everyone goes through things and everyone struggles with mental health ... For me, last night, I was just lying in bed thinking about things ... all night," the 21-year old said.

For Kim, who at 17 became the youngest woman to win Olympic gold in snowboarding, dealing with competition stress is nothing new.

She took nearly two years off the mountain to focus on her studies and mental health after suffering burnout from the fame that came with her 2018 Games win.

"I am more prepared this time. Luckily, it was a learning curve since the last time," she said.

Norway's Johaug powers to stunning gold in 10 km classic

Norway's Therese Johaug put on a staggering late burst to snatch the gold medal in the 10 km classic race at the Beijing Games on Thursday to win by four-tenths of a second from Finland's Kerttu Niskanen.

Krista Parmakoski took the bronze medal, 31.1 seconds behind her Finnish team mate, but she never threatened the top two as Johaug secured her second individual gold medal of the Games in thrilling fashion.

"I felt I had the necessary power in the final stretch. I felt good. This was fun," she said.

"I was portioning out my efforts. If you give too much towards the top of the hill, it can hurt you in the last few kilometres. I wanted to keep my power for the final stretch. I felt good at the end."

The raw, biting cold of Saturday's skiathlon was replaced by blazing sunshine and temperatures just below freezing, but a strong headwind at the start line reminded racers that the task ahead of them would not be an easy one.

Johaug built up a lead of 11.8 seconds over the first 1.8 km, but she was quickly reeled in by Parmakoski and Niskanen with Tatiana Sorina representing the Russian Olympic Committee also in the mix.


Sweden beat U.S. in rematch of 2018 men's curling final

Niklas Edin's Sweden beat John Shuster-led United States in the men's curling and European champions Britain began their Olympic campaign with victory over Italy at the National Aquatics Centre on Thursday.

Shuster's team -- who stunned favourites Sweden to win gold four years ago in Pyeongchang -- initially went toe-to-toe in the round-robin contest but faded away in the second half and fell to a 7-4 defeat after forfeiting the final end.

Britain's Bruce Mouat, who missed out on a mixed doubles medal with Jennifer Dodds after finishing fourth, led his quartet to a 7-5 comeback win over Italy while Canada were pushed to the final end by hosts China before securing a 6-5 victory.


Online sales of Winter Olympics souvenirs up 21 times over Lunar New Year

Online sales of Winter Olympics souvenirs were up 21.2 times during the Lunar New Year holiday, China's commerce ministry said on Thursday, while sales of snow sports equipment and clothing increased 62.9% and 61.2% respectively.

Some online catering platforms saw sales during the holiday increase almost a tenth from a year ago, ministry spokesman Gao Feng told a news conference

Haemmerle bags SBX gold

Haemmerle wins Austria's fourth gold

A dramatic conclusion to the snowboard cross final saw a photo finish with Austria's Haemmerle edging it to win gold. Canada's Elliot Grondin secured the silver with Omar Visintin of Italy completing the podium.


Austria's Strolz wins men's Alpine skiing combined gold

Johannes Strolz of Austria won the gold medal in the men's combined event at the Winter Olympics on Thursday.

Aleksander Aamodt Kilde of Norway took the silver medal and James Crawford of Canada the bronze.


Men's Ice Hockey gets underway

The men's Ice Hockey competition is underway at Beijing with 12 nations competing for the gold with three groups of four teams.

The top teams in each group automatically qualify for the quarterfinals with the next best-ranked runners-up also progressing to the final eight.

Group A: Canada, United States, Germany, China

Group B: Russian Olympic Committee, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Denmark

Group C: Finland, Sweden, Slovakia, Latvia


Rocket man Chen wins men's singles gold

Nathan Chen of the United States claimed his maiden Olympic title when he won the gold medal in the men's singles with a dazzling free skating at the Beijing Games on Thursday.

The 22-year-old, who went home empty-handed after a meltdown in Pyeongchang four years ago, scored 218.63 in the free skating performing to 'Rocket Man' by Elton John. That added to his world-record in the short programme for a total of 332.60.

Yuma Kagiyama (310.05) was second and fellow Japanese Shoma Uno (293.00) ended up third.

Yuzuru Hanyu, who was hoping to win the event for the third time in a row, finished fourth on 283.21 after the Japanese skater dropped out of title contention in the short programme.

Castellet makes historia

Give it up for Queralt Castellet who won silver in the Women's halfpipe after posting an 89.75. With the silver, she becomes the first Spanish woman to medal at the Winter Games in 30 years

Kim going home with the gold!

Chloe Kim is an gold medalist for the second straight Olympics after posting a specatcular 94.00 on her first run of the morning. Here is her winning run worth it's weight in gold.

It's not what you think

I’m sure you’ve seen it by now, but if you haven’t take a look at the Big Air Shougang Olympic background.

Through five days in Beijing, one of the talks of the town hasn’t been the high flying, death defying jumps of the Big Air events. Much of the attention has been turned to the whats standing behind the nearly 200 foot ramp.

Two towering, abandoned chimney stacks give a post apocalyptic vibe just almost with in an arms reach of the top of the hill.

The stacks have been there since 1919, and for the better part of the 20th century was one of the main sources of air pollution in Beijing. The mill was shut down 15 years ago in and effort to clean the air before 2008 Summer Olympics.

The hosts are seeming to embrace the daunting background, incorporating decorations on the former mills, and even putting the Olympics rings on one of them.

Great start to the morning

Chloe Kim just posted behemoth score of 94 on her first run of the day, and what a way to start the morning. Kim set the bar sky high and the rest of the field will spend the day chasing the American. Will anyone be able to catch up? Will she improve on her score in the next run? Stay tuned to find out.

Day 6 is underway!

Hello everyone and welcome to Beijing! If your just joining us, we already have a couple of events underway. The first heat of the Men's Skeleton has begun, while the Men's free skate final while the Women's snowboard half pipe final is heating up.

Take a look at the run down for all of Day 5 action. There will be eight goal medal events coming up from Beijing, and we will be keeping you updated throughout the next 24 hours.

Valieva, ROC have medal ceremony delayed

Reports out of the ROC suggest that 15 year-old figure skater Kamila Valieva has tested positive for a banned substance.

The Russian Olympic Committee finished first in the ensemble figure skating event, but had their ceremony to present Valieva and her teammates with their gold medals postponed.

The Russian media reported that the delay of the medal ceremony was for undetermined legal reasons, but later the details came out of the drug in question.

According to two Russian Newspapers, Valieva tested positive for trimetazidine, which is a drug used to alleviate chest pain.

The 15-year old made history when she completed the first quadruple jump by a woman in Olympic history.

While the substance may be banned, Russian Journalist Vasily Konov denies that it affected the young skater’s performance claiming, "There is no doping in the conventional sense. No! This cardiac drug has no impact on ... performance. Now leave Kamila in peace."

White and Kim on to finals

The iconic duo of Sean White and Chloe Kim will look to extend the medal count for Team USA. White has declared this is most likely his last ever event, and how sweet would it be to go out on top of the podium.

The Men's halfpipe final begins at 8:30 p.m.

Cringeworthy no more

Jacobellis finally got the monkey off her back after this heart breaking fall in Torino 16 years ago.

Worth the wait

Lindsey Jabobellis won her first ever Winter Olympic gold when she took the top spot in the Women's Snowboard Cross. She had to wait 16 long years since her devastating fall on the final stretch of the 2006 Games in Torino.

At 36 years old, she is now the oldest American women gold medal winner at the Winter Olympics, while giving the American's first first gold medal of these games.

1. Germany: Gold 5 Silver 3 Bronze 0 (8)
2. Norway: Gold 4 Silver 2 Bronze 4 (10)
3. Sweden: Gold 4 Silver 1 Bronze 2 (7)
4. Netherlands: Gold 3 Silver 3 Bronze 1 (7)
5. China: Gold 3 Silver 2 Bronze 0 (5)
6. Austria: Gold 2 Silver 4 Bronze 4 (10)
7. Italy: Gold 2 Silver 4 Bronze 1 (7)
8. ROC: Gold 2 Silver 3 Bronze 6 (11)
9. Slovenia: Gold 2 Silver 1 Bronze 2 (5)
10. USA: Gold 1 Silver 5 Bronze 1 (7)
11. France: Gold 1 Silver 5 Bronze 0 (6)
12. Canada: Gold 1 Silver 2 Bronze 5 (8)
13. Japan: Gold 1 Silver 1 Bronze 2 (4)
14. Switzerland: Gold 1 Silver 0 Bronze 3 (4)
15. Australia: Gold 1 Silver 0 Bronze 1 (2)
15. Republic of Korea: Gold 1 Silver 0 Bronze 1 (2)
17. Czech Republic: Gold 1 Silver 0 Bronze 0 (1)
17. New Zealand: Gold 1 Silver 0 Bronze 0 (1)
17. Slovakia: Gold 1 Silver 0 Bronze 0 (1)
20. Belarus: Gold 0 Silver 1 Bronze 0 (1)
21. Hungary: Gold 0 Silver 0 Bronze 2 (2)
22. Finland: Gold 0 Silver 0 Bronze 1 (1)
22. Poland: Gold 0 Silver 0 Bronze 1 (1)


- Sean White goes for gold in final Olympics half pipe event

- Men’s hockey prelims continue as USA take on hosts China

- Arlt and Wendl move Germany to top of medal table with gold

- Ruud claimed gold in men's freestyle skiing big air final

- Slovakia's Vlhova wins alpine skiing gold in women's slalom run

- Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis wins USA's first gold at 2022 Games

- Republic of Korea's Hwang Daeheon wins short track skating gold

Beijing 2022: Day 6

Hello everyone and welcome to Beijing for Day 6 of the 2022 Winter Olympics. After an action packed Day 5, Germany now leads the goal medal count with five golds and have earned a total of eight. Norway and Sweden sit right behind the Germans with four each. These are the headline events coming into the day.

All times are shown in Eastern Time.

- Men's snowboard cross final - 1 a.m.

- Men's curling round robin, USA vs. Sweden - 1 a.m.

- Men's skiing combined slalom final - 1:15 a.m.

- Freestyle skiing mixed team aerials final - 6 a.m.

- Women's speed skating 5,000m final - 7 a.m.

- Women's curling round robin, USA vs. Denmark - 7:00 a.m.

- Men's hockey prelims, USA vs. China - 8 a.m.

- Men's curling round robin, USA vs. Great Britain - 8 p.m.

- Men's snowboarding halfpipe final - 8:30 p.m.

- Women's hockey quarterfinal 2 - 11 p.m.


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