Pairs figure skating competition - short program

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The pairs figure skating competition kicked off Feb. 11 with the pairs short program. Only the top 16 teams will go on to compete in the free skate for medal contention on Feb. 12.

Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch of Canada compete in the pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch of Canada compete in the pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia
Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch of Canada compete in the pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch of Canada compete in the pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch of Canada compete in the pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia
Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch of Canada compete in the pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia compete in the pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia compete in the pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia
Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia compete in the pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Vera Bazarova and Yuri Larionov of Russia compete in the pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Vera Bazarova and Yuri Larionov of Russia compete in the pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia
Vera Bazarova and Yuri Larionov of Russia compete in the pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Vera Bazarova and Yuri Larionov of Russia compete in the pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Vera Bazarova and Yuri Larionov of Russia compete in the pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia
Vera Bazarova and Yuri Larionov of Russia compete in the pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Pang Qing and Tong Jian of China compete in the pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Pang Qing and Tong Jian of China compete in the pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia
Pang Qing and Tong Jian of China compete in the pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Stefania Berton and Ondrej Hotarek of Italy compete in the pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Stefania Berton and Ondrej Hotarek of Italy compete in the pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia
Stefania Berton and Ondrej Hotarek of Italy compete in the pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford of Canada compete in the pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford of Canada compete in the pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia
Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford of Canada compete in the pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford of Canada compete in the pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford of Canada compete in the pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia
Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford of Canada compete in the pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 11: Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov of Russia compete during the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 11: Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov of Russia compete during the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres of France compete during the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres (FRA)
Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres of France compete during the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Paige Lawrence and Rudi Swiegers of Canada compete in the pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Paige Lawrence and Rudi Swiegers of Canada compete in the pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia
Paige Lawrence and Rudi Swiegers of Canada compete in the pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Paige Lawrence and Rudi Swiegers of Canada compete in the pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Paige Lawrence and Rudi Swiegers of Canada compete in the pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia
Paige Lawrence and Rudi Swiegers of Canada compete in the pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Julia Lavrentieva and Yuri Rudyk of Ukraine compete in the pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Julia Lavrentieva and Yuri Rudyk of Ukraine compete in the pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia
Julia Lavrentieva and Yuri Rudyk of Ukraine compete in the pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Maylin Wende and Daniel Wende of Germany have a fall during the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Maylin and Daniel Wende (GER)
Maylin Wende and Daniel Wende of Germany have a fall during the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Maylin Wende and Daniel Wende of Germany compete during the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Maylin and Daniel Wende (GER)
Maylin Wende and Daniel Wende of Germany compete during the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Stacey Kemp and David King of Great Britain compete during the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
Stacey Kemp and David King (GRB)
Stacey Kemp and David King of Great Britain compete during the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
Stacey Kemp and David King of Great Britain compete during the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Stacey Kemp and David King (GRB)
Stacey Kemp and David King of Great Britain compete during the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Felicia Zhang and Nathan Bartholomay of the United States compete during the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Felicia Zhang and Nathan Bartholomay (USA)
Felicia Zhang and Nathan Bartholomay of the United States compete during the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir of the United States compete during the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir (USA)
Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir of the United States compete during the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir of the United States compete during the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir (USA)
Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir of the United States compete during the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Andrea Davidovich and Evgeni Krasnopolski of Israel compete during the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Andrea Davidovich and Evgeni Krasnopolski (ISR)
Andrea Davidovich and Evgeni Krasnopolski of Israel compete during the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Andrea Davidovich and Evgeni Krasnopolski of Israel compete during the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Andrea Davidovich and Evgeni Krasnopolski (ISR)
Andrea Davidovich and Evgeni Krasnopolski of Israel compete during the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Narumi Takahaski and Ryuichi Kihara of Japan compete during the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Narumi Takahaski and Ryuichi Kihara (JPN)
Narumi Takahaski and Ryuichi Kihara of Japan compete during the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Nicole Della Monica and Matteo Guarise of Italy compete during the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
Nicole Della Monica and Matteo Guarise (ITA)
Nicole Della Monica and Matteo Guarise of Italy compete during the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
Cheng Peng and Hao Zhang of China compete during the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Cheng Peng and Hao Zhang (CHN)
Cheng Peng and Hao Zhang of China compete during the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Miriam Ziegler and Severin Kiefer of Austria compete during the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
Miriam Ziegler and Severin Kiefer (AUT)
Miriam Ziegler and Severin Kiefer of Austria compete during the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
Miriam Ziegler and Severin Kiefer of Austria compete during the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Miriam Ziegler and Severin Kiefer (AUT)
Miriam Ziegler and Severin Kiefer of Austria compete during the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

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