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Seven More Medal Events Set for Tuesday in Sochi

United States' Mikaela Shiffrin stands on the alpine skiing training slopes at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 17, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
United States' Mikaela Shiffrin stands on the alpine skiing training slopes at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 17, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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Seven more medal events are set for Tuesday at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, after thick fog and drizzle caused organizers to reschedule two events Monday.

Germany's Viktoria Rebernsberg goes for a second Olympic gold in the giant slalom, facing off against American Julia Mancuso and Slovenian all-rounder Tina Maze.

China will look for a third gold in short-track speed skating in the women's 3,000-meter relay, while American freestyle skier David Wise, the world champion, is favored in the inaugural halfpipe event.

Frenchman Martin Fourcade is seeking his third Sochi gold, after inclement weather twice forced the postponement of the men's 15-kilometer mass start.

  • Switzerland's Joel Gisler jumps during a freestyle skiing training session in the halfpipe at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, Feb. 17, 2014.
  • Athletes train as fog enshrouds the course of the men's biathlon 15k mass-start, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 17, 2014.
  • Yuna Kim of South Korea skates during a practice session at the figure stating practice rink at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 17, 2014.
  • China’s Liu Yin shouts instructions from the house during a round robin match against Japan at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 17, 2014.
  • Britain's Anna Sloan shouts after delivering the stone during women's curling competition against Russia at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 17, 2014.
  • A snowboarder goes through a tunnel near the alpine skiing training slopes at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 17, 2014.
  • Cross-country skiers train in front of the olympic rings at the Laura biathlon and cross-country ski center, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 17, 2014.
  • The United States' Nick Baumgartner jokes with Canadian athletes as they wait for the start of men's snowboard cross competition that was later cancelled due to fog at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, Feb. 17, 2014.
  • Australia fans dress up for the men's snowboard cross competition at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, Feb. 17, 2014.

Monday, The United States ice dancing team of Meryl Davis and Charlie White won the gold Monday, topping the Canadian duo of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. Russians Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov finished third.

Belarus captured two gold medals, with biathlete Darya Domracheva winning her third in the 12.5-kilometer mass start biathlon, after earlier victories in the women's pursuit and individual competitions.

Another Belarussian, skier Anton Kushnir, won the gold medal in men's aerials, beating competitors from Australia and China.

Russia's Alexander Zubkov and Alexey Voevoda won the two-man bobsled race, the host country's first-ever title in the event. They triumphed over teams from Switzerland and the United States.

Germany edged Austria to win the gold medal in men's team ski jumping, with Japan collecting the bronze medal.

Russia and the U.S. have now won 18 medals apiece at Sochi, just ahead of the Netherlands at 17. Germany has won the most gold medals with eight, followed by six countries with five each.

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