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The 2014 Winter Olympics get underway February 7 in Sochi, Russia. More than 85 nations will be represented this year, and some of the athletes who will compete come from Idaho.Over the coming weeks, we’ll introduce you to some of these Idaho Olympians. You'll meet an ice hockey forward from Sun Valley to a woman making her bid for the U.S. Virgin Islands’ ski team.You’ll find our Olympics coverage ahead of the games and during, along with stories from NPR’s team of reporters, right here on this page.Plus, connect with Idaho's Olympic athletes on Twitter.

Americans Davis And White Win Gold In Ice Dancing

Meryl Davis and Charlie White of Team USA — the gold medalists in ice dancing at the Sochi Games.
Meryl Davis and Charlie White of Team USA — the gold medalists in ice dancing at the Sochi Games.

The anticipation that NPR's Tamara Keith reported about earlier is over:

Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White won gold Monday in ice dancing.

USA Today writes that after the pair's performance, "the smiles that broke across Meryl Davis and Charlie White's faces were as bright as the gold medals they'll soon have around their necks. ... They beat longtime rivals and training partners Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada, and it wasn't even close. Davis and White finished with 195.52 [points], about 4.5 points ahead of the Canadians. It was a flip of the Vancouver podium, where Virtue and Moir were first and the Americans second."

Russians Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov finished third.

As the Detroit Free Press adds, Davis and White are "the first U.S. skaters to capture a gold medal in the event."

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