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Hamelin and St-Gelais, Canada's short-track super couple, announce split

Marianne St-Gelais and Charles Hamelin smile after being presented as provisional members of the Short Track Speed Skating team for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Korea at a press conference in Montreal on August 30, 2017. Canada's super couple of short-track speedskating is splitting up.Star skaters Charles Hamelin and Marianne St-Gelais have announced that they are ending a 10-year relationship. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
March 08, 2018 - 11:29 AM

MONTREAL - Canada's short-track super couple is splitting up.

Star speedskaters Charles Hamelin and Marianne St-Gelais have announced that they are ending a 10-year relationship that has captivated the public's imagination since the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

The athletes were known as much for their passionate kisses after Olympic events as they were for their prowess on the ice.

The announcement comes as a surprise, as Hamelin and St-Gelais indicated that they were retiring after last month's Pyeongchang Games to start a family.

Hamelin and St-Gelais said in a statement that they remain on good terms, and although the decision may seem sudden it has been "well thought-out."

Hamelin, from Ste-Julie, Que., won five Olympic medals, including three gold, over his career. St-Gelais, from St-Felicien, Que., won three Olympic silver medals.

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