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Shani Davis during the men's speed skating 1000m in Sochi Shani Davis during the men's speed skating 1000m in Sochi
Team USA members Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir compete in Sochi. Team USA members Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir compete in Sochi.
Kaitlyn Farrington competes in the women's snowboarding halfpipe at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Kaitlyn Farrington competes in the women's snowboarding halfpipe at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Julia Mancuso Julia Mancuso
Lawrenceburg, Indiana native Nick Goepper Lawrenceburg, Indiana native Nick Goepper

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - American speed skater Shani Davis will skate for a spot in the history books with a chance to win a third straight Olympic gold medal.

Starting tonight at 8 p.m. on WAVE 3 News watch Davis, the 2006 and 2010 Olympic 1000m speed skating champion, as he competes in the final.

[SPOILER ALERT: Speed skating final results]

American figure skating pairs Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir along with Felicia Zhang and Nathan Bartholomay will skate against Russian teams as they work to start a new winning tradition after losing in Vancouver, which ended their streak of taking home the gold in the pairs event for 12 straight Olympics.

[SPOILER ALERT: Figure skating pairs final results]

No silver will be awarded in Women's alpine skiing. For the first time in Olympic history two Alpine skiers tied for the gold medal by finishing with the exact same time. See if Team USA member Julia Mancuso, who went home with silver in Vancouver, will medal again.

[SPOILER ALERT: Women's alpine skiing final results]

After Shaun White's disappointing run Tuesday it's the women's turn to tackle the snowboarding halfpipe, with 2002 Olympic gold medalist Kelly Clark, 2010 silver medalist Hannah Teter and dancer Kaitlyn Farrington competing on Team USA.

[SPOILER ALERT: Women's snowboard halfpipe final results]

Be sure to join us for WAVE 3 News following the Olympics as Shannon Cogan introduces you to the family of slopestyle gold medal favorite Nick Goepper, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Find out what his siblings think of his newfound fame and what his parents say make him a champion.

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