The second and final week got off to a decent start for American athletes and resulted in a pair of bronze medal performances. Siblings MAIA and ALEX SHIBUTANI took the bronze in Ice Dancing with the gold as expected going to Canadians TESSA VIRTUE & SCOTT MOIR…it’s their third gold and fifth overall medal making them the most successful figure skaters in Olympic history.

In the Women’s Freestyle Halfpipe Skiing event BRITA SIGOURNEY of the US claimed the bronze.

The US Men’s Hockey team advanced to the quarterfinals with a 5-1 win over SLOVAKIA and will next face the Czech Republic.

Coming up in primetime tonight LINDSAY VONN goes for the gold in the women’s downhill and Ladies figure skating gets underway with the short program.

Norway continues to lead the medals race with 28, including 11 gold while Germany’s 20 medals includes 10 gold. The United States has won a total of 12 medals with 5 of them gold which puts them in a tie for 5th place.

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