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Olympic wake-up call: Day 5 news you might have missed from the Winter Games

Here's a quick recap of all the important Olympic news you might have missed, and the Olympic events missed because of ongoing weather issues.

Weather continues to affect Olympics; Canadians have pairs medal within their grasp

Canadian pairs skaters Meagan Duhamel, left, and Eric Radford will skate for another Olympic medal tonight. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

By Benjamin Blum and Amy Cleveland, CBC Sports

Weather continues to affect the Winter Olympics, a pair of Canadian figure skaters are in great position to win another medal, and history was made in the Japan-Korean women's hockey game. 

Here's a quick recap of all the important news you might have missed.

Duhamel and Radford together again

Fresh off their team event gold, the Canadian pair of Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford sit in third place after the short program. The duo will compete for another medal in the free skate at 8:30 p.m. ET.

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Koe improves to 2-0

Canada improved to 2-0 in men's curling as Kevin Koe and his rink defeated Great Britain 6-4. Koe opened the tournament earlier in the day with a 5-3 victory over Italy.

He'll play his next match be against Norway Thursday at 12:05 a.m. ET. 

Rachel Homan's Olympic Games also get underway today when Canada faces South Korea at 7:05 p.m. ET.

Korean hockey history

The unified Korean women's hockey team was shut out 8-0 in both of their opening games, but finally made the stat sheet when Randi Heesoo Griffin — an American whose mother is Korean — put one past Japan's netminder for the women's team's first-ever Olympic goal. Japan ultimately won 4-1.

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Hockey upsets

Olympic men's hockey got underway with a pair of upsets.

Medal favourites Pavel Datsyuk and the Olympic Athletes from Russia opened with 3-2 loss to Slovakia, while Brian Gionta and the United States were edged 3-2 in overtime by a Kopitar-less Slovenia.

In women's action, Canada squares off against the U.S. at 10:10 p.m. ET. There's no love lost between these two teams — well, except for former Canadian and American captains Caroline Ouellette and Julie Chu, who are now proud parents of baby Liv Chu-Ouellette.

Winds in the east, mist coming in...

Olympic skiers have every reason to kvetch about the weather, considering every alpine event has been impacted in some way or another by unfavourable conditions. The latest was the women's slalom event, which was delayed three times before being postponed due to strong winds.

Conditions got so bad that officials asked spectators to evacuate the Olympic Park in Gangneung and take shelter indoors.

White gold

American snowboard star Shaun White earned his third Olympic halfpipe gold with an emphatic final run to outdo Japan's Ayumu Hirano, who now owns two silvers.

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Snith, Walker fall short

Canadian doubles lugers Tristan Walker and Justin Snith weren't able to land on the podium. 

Sitting in fourth after the first run, the pair lost speed halfway through their final run and had to settle for a fifth-place finish. They'll get another shot at the medal on Thursday in team relay.

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McLean makes debut

Canadian Heather McLean made her Olympic speed skating debut in the women's 1,000-metre final, finishing 25th. Teammate Kaylin Irvine was 23rd.

The Dutch have now been golden in five of five long track events in Pyeongchang as Jorien ter Mors took top spot. 

With files from The Associated Press

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