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At Sochi Olympics, figure skater Patrick Chan faces big expectations
At Sochi Olympics, figure skater Patrick Chan faces big expectations

SOCHI, Russia — Two Canadian men could sweep the medals in men's figure skating. That apparent mathematical impossibility adds up because Canadian skater Patrick Chan is the favorite and Canadian coach Brian Orser, a two-time Olympic silver medalist, guides two of the other leading contenders, Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan and Javier Fernandez of Spain. A victory by any of those three would produce the first men's figure skating gold medal for his country — in Fernandez's case, any medal would be a figure skating first for Spain. Orser has helped a skater make such national history: No South Korean had won an Olympic medal in figure skating before he coached Yuna Kim...

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