With all eyes on the men's hockey team, Canada had several shots at the podium in Sochi on Day 6, but we are still looking for our first medal of the day.
There was no repeat of the Vancouver gold medal for the Canadian men five-thousand-metre short track relay after finishing fourth in today's semifinals. They were doomed when Francois Hamelin lost his balance and fell early in the race. And Marianne St. Gelais placed just third in the 500 semi.
Christine Nesbitt of London, Ontario won't finish on the podium in the women's one-thousand metre speedskate. She lost her heat to gold-medallist Hong Zhang of China but her time stood up as second-best until the final few heats. Nesbitt won the gold four years ago at the Vancouver games.
After back-to-back losses to Switzerland and Sweden, the Canadian men's curling team has balanced the ship with wins over Russia and Denmark. Skip Brad Jacobs had a draw for the winning point in the 10th end to beat the Danes 7-6, and move to 3-and-2. The 4-and-0 Canadian women are currently playing Switzerland.
The men's short program is underway in figure skating with Toronto's Patrick Chan looking to get his way into medal contention ahead of tomorrow's free skate. Chan placed fifth in the Vancouver games but is the three-time defending world champion and has a medal in Sochi from the team competition.