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Tuesday's Olympic Highlights

Feb. 21, 2006 at 5:45 PM   |   Comments

TURIN, Italy, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Highlights from Tuesday's action at the Winter Olympics:

-- The match-ups were determined for the hockey quarterfinals, where Canada and Russia will renew their rivalry. The Czech Republic and Slovakia, not far removed from being part of the same country, will also meet. The other quarterfinals will send the United States, riding a three-game losing streak, against Finland and Sweden against Switzerland.

-- Sasha Cohen of the United States led after the short program in women's figure skating. Cohen received a score .03 of a point higher than Russian Irina Slutskaya. American Kimmie Meissner was fifth and Emily Hughes, who joined the U.S. team after Michelle Kwan withdrew, was seventh.

-- The United States managed three medals, although none of them were gold. Shani Davis won a silver and Chad Hedrick a bronze in the 1,500-meter speed skating race and the American bobsled driven by Shauna Rohbock captured a silver.

-- Germany's victories in the bobsled and men's biathlon relay gave that country nine gold medals, one more than Austria and two more than Russia and the United States. Germany led in overall medals with 21 with the Americans and Norwegians next at 18.

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