Exclusive Olympic Images, Day 4

The competition for pairs figure skating on Monday night was worthy of a Russian novel, but it was Chinese duo (and real-life couple) Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo who won the hearts of the judges with a near-perfect routine. Russia missed silver, too, with Chinese teammates Pang Qing and Tong Jian and taking the second spot.

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Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szokowy bring bronze home to Mother Germany and speaking of mothers, we have a mother/son shot you have to check out: a distillation of what these millions of dollars and years of toil are all about.


See the Olympic Games day by day

Day 16: Canada vs. USA (Men’s gold)
Day 14: Canada vs. USA (Women’s)
Day 11: Sweden vs. Finland (Men’s)
Day 10: Canada vs. USA (Men’s—preliminaries)
Day 7: Canada vs. Switzerland, plus Norway vs. USA (men’s)


Day 15: Men’s and women’s shorttrack, feat. Charles Hamelin
Day 13: Women’s 5,000m longtrack, feat. Clara Hughes
Day 9: Men’s 1,000m, feat. Apolo Ohno; women’s 1500m, feat. Yang Zhou
Day 5: Women’s 500m


Day 6: Men’s halfpipe, feat. Shaun White
Day 2: Women’s moguls, feat. Jennifer Heil
Day 1: Luge and ski jump


Day 12: Women’s short program, feat. Joannie Rochette
Day 8: Pairs ice dance, feat. Vanessa Crone and Paul Poirier
Day 4: Pairs, feat. Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo
Day 3: Practice at the new Trout Lake rink, feat. Daisuke Takahashi