Feb 10, 2014 09:22 AM EST
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2014 Sochi Winter Olympics: Charlie White, Meryl Davis Make Ice Dancing History In Team Figure Skating Event

By Jobs & Hire Staff Reporter
Meryl Davis and Charlie White
(Photo : Youtube) Meryl Davis and Charlie White made history by scoring 114.34 in the team ice dancing event on Sunday.

Charlie White and Meryl Davis made ice dancing history when they scored 114.34 during their final skate on Sunday, a new record for ice dancing.

White and Davis were victims of rumors of score fixing after they were announced as winners of the first team ice dancing event. Ice dancing is a sport known for its history of behind-the-scenes deals between judges and score fixing.

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The ice dancing event has a history of score fixing, the most recent case involving the 2002 Winter Olympics where a French judge reportedly tag-teamed with Russia to cheat Jamie Sale and David Pelletier of Canada out of a gold medal.

Officials of the Winter Olympics revised the scoring system following the 2002 scandal, but score fixing continues to be an issue to date.

Olympic newcomers Jason Brown and Gracie Gold made their Winter Games debut in Sochi and showed off solid individual performances. Gold placed herself under fire last year after she posted a racist tweet about Japanese figure skater Mao Asada on her account.

The United States won a bronze medal in the inaugural team figure skating competition – placing behind Russia and Canada respectively.

Slopestyle snowboarder Jenny Jones won Great Britain's first medal on snow by finishing with the bronze.

Jones, 33, is the oldest competitor in the competition and won the medal by scoring a 87.25 on her second run Sunday morning.

Russians might have found their next great skater in 15-year-old Julia Lipnitskaia.
On Saturday, Lipnitskaia scored a 72.90, which was the highest score among the female skaters.

On Sunday, she helped the Russians to their first gold medal in team figure skating – the first gold medal for the Russians overall.

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