Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Olympic Minute-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Olympic Minute-

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(OLY-Canada-Roundup)

It was a golden farewell for Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir but an Olympic debut to remember for Cassie Sharpe.

In what was likely their final competitive performance, Virtue and Moir won ice dance figure skating gold in the free skate.

Freestyle skier Sharpe topped the halfpipe event in her first Olympic competition.

The two medals boosted Canada's total to 19 -- eight gold, five silver, six bronze -- good for third in the overall standings.

Norway leads with 28 medals, followed by Germany with 20.

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(OLY-CUR-Men)

Calgary's Kevin Koe (KOO'-ee) plays Denmark just after midnight tonight in the final round-robin match for both teams.

Koe's rink defeated Japan 8-4 to move into a three-way tie for second place with Britain and South Korea.

Sweden has already qualified for the men's curling playoffs with a 7-and-1 record. …

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