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American pair skate for Florida shooting victims despite IOC's ban on demonstrations

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The husband-and-wife figure skating pairs team of Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim finished 15th on Wednesday, although they won't go home empty-handed being part of the bronze-medal U.S. squad in the team event.

But they stepped up on an invisible platform of humanity on Thursday while discussing their performance.

"We wanted to skate for the 17 children that died in the Florida shooting," Alexa said. "Today was about much more than us.

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