SOCHI, Russia — Seventeen years of skating together, learning together, growing up together.
Seventeen years since an 8-year-old and a 9-year-old were thrown together as an ice dance team, a pairing that irritated the younger member, Charlie White. He already had been doing it for six months, and Meryl Davis was just starting, so he was back to dance square one while she caught up — quickly.
Seventeen years during which Davis said there never was doubt about whether they should stick it out.
Seventeen years leading to a...