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Sochi Olympics gold medal count: Russia surges to the top

24 February 2014 00:25:21 Daily Online News

Winter Olympics 2014 medal count: Russia now has 29 total medals, including 11 gold. Russia won gold medals in the men's biathlon and snowboarding on Saturday. On the last full day of Olympic competition, Russia raked in the gold medals and rose to the top of the overall medal tally. Newly minted Russian citizen Vic Wild took his second gold medal of the Games by winning the men's parallel slalom snowboarding event. The 27-year-old native of White Salmon, Wash., became a Russian citizen after marrying Russian snowboarder Alena Zavarzina in 2011. But it was more than his relationship with Zavarzina that brought the change in citizenship. The US Ski and Snowboard Association was pouring more money into the half-pipe and slopestyle events (where Americans did capture five medals at Sochi) than into slalom snowboarding. "I thought I had never reached my potential (in the U.S.) and I wanted to see how good I could get. That's why I'm a Russian," he told The Associated Press. Apparently, Wild's move was the right one for him – and the motherland. Wild and another adopted Russian, former South Korean short track speedskater Viktor Ahn, have won five of Russia's 11 gold medals in Sochi Russia also won the 4x7.5-kilometer men's biathlon relay - it's first biathlon gold at Sochi, and the nation's 11th overall. Since 1960, the Soviet Union and Russia have won 19 biathlon Olympic gold medals, more than any other nation. Russia has 29 total medals at this point and is leading the four-man bobsled competition which concludes Sunday. Norway picked up gold medal No. 11 - tied with the Russians - in the women's 30-kilometer mass start cross-country skiing event. Marit Bjoergen picked up her sixth gold medal (her third at Sochi) and becomes the most decorated female Winter Olympian, now with 10 total medals. The Dutch added two more speedskating gold medals to their record haul by winning both men's and women's team pursuit races. The US men's hockey team were routed by Finland, 5-0, and will leave the Sochi games with no medals. Sweden and Canada will play in the men's ice hockey finals on Sunday. The US won't finish at the top of the medal tally overall – or for gold – at Sochi. The Christian Science Monitor's Mark Sappenfield points to the unrealized expectations in two sports: speed skating and figure skating. This was "the worst Winter Olympics in history for American long-track speed skaters, tying the medal-less performances of 1984 and 1956." And "US figure skaters had their worst Olympics since 1936. That was the last time the US won no medals in the men's or women's singles events, and it's clear that judging had no effect on that."

Vice All News Time24 February 2014 00:25:21


Winter Olympic Games in Sochi End

23 February 2014 19:35:09 (Sofia News Agency)

The Winter Olympic Games in Sochi ended with a glamourous ceremony at the Fisht Olympic stadium. In spite the heavy criticism and fears of terrorist attacks, the most expensive Games in modern history went smoothly. The Games lasted 16 days, with 2,900 athletes who competed for 98 sets of medals in 15 sports. Russia topped the unofficial medal count with a total of 33 medals – 11 golden, 11 silver and nine bronze, followed by Norway with 26 medals and Canada with 25 medals. Bulgaria's 18 athletes did not win a single medal. In his closing remarks the International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach praised Russia for the excellent organisation and commitment it showed in carrying out its promises. “These were the athletes' games”. Bach said. The next Winter Olympic Games will take place in 2018 in the South Korean city of Pyeongchang.

Vice All News Time23 February 2014 19:35:09

Women's Olympic Hockey Players Reflect on Classic Gold Medal Match

21 February 2014 21:05:59 - Europe News

Parke Brewer SOCHI, RUSSIA — The U.S. women&s Olympic ice hockey team suffered a devastating 3-2 overtime loss to archrival Canada in the gold medal match at the Sochi Winter Games Thursday night. The Americans and Canadians took time to reflect on the instant classic match at separate news conferences Friday. There is no doubt the women&s ice hockey gold medal match here will long live in the memories of both teams, the fans and media who attended, and those who watched the game on television around the world. For the Canadians, it was a stunning comeback from a 2-0 third-period deficit to tie the game in the final minute of regulation. They did it by pulling their...

Vice All News Time21 February 2014 21:05:59

Olympic Medal: Women's Slalom

21 February 2014 18:23:12 Latest News -

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States won the Olympic gold medal Friday in the women's slalom.

Vice All News Time21 February 2014 18:23:12

Figure skating judging: How did Adelina Sotnikova beat Kim Yu-na?

21 February 2014 06:42:23 - World News

First, let&s be clear. In the world of figure skating, it is never wise to reject conspiracy and corruption out of hand. There&s too much of a history, too much leeway for tampering to speak with absolute certainty about just about anything at all. But it also must be said that if there were a conspiracy to give Russia its first-ever Olympic gold medal in women&s singles figure skating during its home Winter Games, it probably wouldn&t look like this. After Thursday&s free skate, there seems to be no small debate over whether Russian Adelina Sotnikova deserved to win gold over South Korean Kim Yu-na. Judging controversy, the lifeblood of Olympic figure skating, is once...

Vice All News Time21 February 2014 06:42:23

Olympic Medal: Women's Curling

20 February 2014 17:24:45 Latest News -

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Canada won the gold medal Thursday in women's Olympic curling, defeating Sweden 6-3 in the title game.

Vice All News Time20 February 2014 17:24:45

Switzerland captures women's Olympic hockey bronze medal

20 February 2014 16:09:02 Latest News -

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Jessica Lutz scored the go-ahead goal in the third period Thursday, lifting Switzerland to a 4-3 win over Sweden and the women's Olympic hockey bronze medal.

Vice All News Time20 February 2014 16:09:02

Women's Events Dominate Thursday's Competition at Sochi Olympics

20 February 2014 12:02:50 - Europe News

VOA News The U.S. women&s ice hockey team will go for its first Olympic gold medal since 1998 when it takes on Canada Thursday at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games. The presence of the two North American rivals in the gold medal game has become a common ritual in...

Vice All News Time20 February 2014 12:02:50

U.S. skier Ted Ligety wins second Olympic gold medal

19 February 2014 15:58:53 Latest News -

Veronica Linares SOCHI , Russia, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. skier Ted Ligety won his second Olympic gold medal in the in giant slalom event Wednesday.

Vice All News Time19 February 2014 15:58:53

Team USA Athlete Ted Ligety Wins Gold at Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games (Kellogg Company)

19 February 2014 15:03:05 - World News

(Source: Kellogg Company) BATTLE CREEK, Mich. , Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ted Ligety, U.S. Olympic alpine skier and member of Team Kellogg&s, took the gold medal today in the men&s giant slalom. Ligety finished with a time of 2:45.29, becoming the first U.S. male to win a gold medal in the event. "It&s so awesome to once again be representing my country on the podium," said Ligety. "As an athlete, I know how important breakfast is to helping me reach my full potential, and I want to be able to provide those great starts to children in need as well." Kellogg&s® and Team Kellogg&s Team Up for Great Starts Kellogg&s believes everyone deserves...

Vice All News Time19 February 2014 15:03:05

Dutch speedskating now biggest medal machine in Winter Olympic history

18 February 2014 20:57:26 - World News

The 2014 Dutch Olympic speedskating team is now officially, completely, mind-blowingly nuts. On Tuesday, the Netherlands did what the Netherlands does: They swept the medals in a speedskating event, this time the 10,000 meters. Jorrit Bergsma led the way, finishing one hour and 20 minutes ahead of the field. OK, maybe not that much. But it felt that way. In setting an Olympic record, Bergsma was close to lapping the other man in his pairing, which, according to the peculiar rules of Sochi 2014, would have resulted in the humiliated speedskater being forced to wear the Under Armor "Mach 39" suit while being chased by a shirtless Vladimir Putin. RECOMMENDED: How much do you know...

Vice All News Time18 February 2014 20:57:26

Olympic Medal: Women's 1500m Speed Skating

16 February 2014 16:54:12 Latest News -

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Jorien Ter Mors led yet another sweep of Olympic speed skating medals for the Netherlands Sunday, winning the women's 1,500-meter race.

Vice All News Time16 February 2014 16:54:12

Sochi Winter Olympics 2014: News

16 February 2014 02:20:48 Daily Online News

There was no Russian revenge in the "Miracle on ice" rematch on Saturday as the United States triumphed 3-2 following a remarkable sudden-death shootout after the teams finished level at 2-2 after overtime in a thrilling Winter Olympics preliminary game. With Russian President Vladimir Putin among the noisy, capacity crowd at the gleaming Bolshoy Ice Dome, T.J. Oshie scored in the eighth round of an incredible shootout to end an electric heavyweight clash. The atmosphere was fantastic and though the game was never going to be able to stand comparison with 1980 Lake Placid Olympics when a group of American college players upset the former-Soviet Union's 'Big Red Machine' it will remain long in the memory, not least for the nerve-shredding shoot-out. "I did (feel pressure) a little bit, but then the puck hits your stick and you start skating," said Oshie, who took six of the eight shootout chances for the Americans. "It's just you and the goalie. "I was fortunate enough to keep Sergei (Bobrovski) guessing and Quickie(American netminder Jonathan Quick)did his great job." "My hands are a little tingling, my feet are tingling. It was pretty nerve-racking out there. "We knew it would take 65 minutes and then some." The marquee match of the preliminary delivered in full on everything it had promised; breathtaking pace, skill, intensity, great goaltending, some controversy and plenty of edge-of-your seat drama. Everything except a win for the hosts. "Everything is OK, nothing terrible has happened," said Russian forward Ilya Kovalchuk. "We played well and showed our character by equalizing at the end and now we will be getting ready for the future." "It's only a preliminary game, everything will be decided in the semi-final and the final." With the win the United States move to the top of the Group A standings with five points followed by Russia with four and Slovenia on three. After a leisurely but uninspiring start to the Olympic tournament against minnows Slovenia, the full weight of the country's gold medal expectations fell on the Russian team's shoulders as the country turned its attention to a rematch decades in the making. The Cold War tensions between the two world superpowers may have eased and the Soviet Union is no more but the hockey rivalry remains intact and, after 34 years, Russian players charged onto a gleaming sheet of ice to a thundering roar at the seething Bolshoy in pursuit of long-awaited revenge. While no medals would be won or lost there was still enough political tension and sporting honor on the line to turn the preliminary round clash into the hottest ticket on a sunny Saturday by the Black Sea. A scoreless opening period was played at lightning speed to a deafening soundtrack of cheers and jeers as the two teams showcased why ice hockey is one of the Winter Games marquee sports. Pavel Datsyuk, one of just two players on the Russian roster alive when the Soviets lost in Lake Placid, scored twice in regulation while the United States got powerplay goals from Cam Fowler and Joe Pavelski to send the contest to overtime. Both netminders needed to produce dazzling saves in the extra session to get the contest to a shootout, where Oshie took center stage. Regarded as a shootout specialist, coach Dan Bylsma sent Oshie out to take six of the eight U.S. chances, scoring on four. All the more heartbreaking for the hosts was a disallowed goal in the closing minute of the third period that was waved off by referees American Brad Meier and Marcus Vinnerborg because the net was slightly off its moorings. "I don't know what happened there but it was definitely a goal," said Alex Ovechkin. "Nobody touched the net but the goalie touched the net so that the net moved. The referee had to see it. He should have given him (Quick) two minutes.

Vice All News Time16 February 2014 02:20:48

Olympic Medal: Women's Skeleton

14 February 2014 18:48:11 Latest News -

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Elizabeth Yarnold of Britain won the Olympic gold medal Friday in the women's skeleton.

Vice All News Time14 February 2014 18:48:11

Latvia wins second medal at Winter Olympics - The Baltic Times

14 February 2014 16:24:30 News from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The Baltic Times.

Latvia has won its second medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics this year, Eliza Tiruma, Martins Rubenis and Andris and Juris Sics were placed third in Luge Team Relay on Thursday, winning the sec...

Vice All News Time14 February 2014 16:24:30

Latvia wins first medal at Sochi Winter Olympics - The Baltic Times

13 February 2014 13:06:40 News from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The Baltic Times.

Latvia has won its first medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics. Brothers, Andris and Juris Sics won bronze in the Luge Doubles event on Jan. 12. The German duo - Tobias Wendl and Tobia Artl, earne...

Vice All News Time13 February 2014 13:06:40

Olympic Medal: Women's Normal Hill Ski Jumping

11 February 2014 20:13:17 Latest News -

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Carina Vogt of Germany won the Olympic gold medal Tuesday in women's ski jumping, the first time the sport has been contested at the Winter Games.

Vice All News Time11 February 2014 20:13:17

Olympic Medal: Women's Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle

11 February 2014 12:46:01 Latest News -

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Dara Howell of Canada won the gold medal Tuesday in the first women's freestyle skiing slopestyle competition ever held in the Winter Olympics.

Vice All News Time11 February 2014 12:46:01

Women Poised to Win First Slopestyle, Ski Jumping Olympic Medals

11 February 2014 08:59:06 - Europe News

A freestyle skier will make history Tuesday as women compete for medals in the first-ever Olympic slopestyle event at the winter games in Sochi. Tuesday's competition ends with another first, as women make their debut in ski jumping. American snowboarder Shaun White will try to win his...

Vice All News Time11 February 2014 08:59:06

Twins win speed skating medals at the Olympics

10 February 2014 18:13:28 Latest News -

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Twin brothers Michel and Ronald Mulder both won a medal at the Winter Olympics Monday and thus added to the lore of Dutch speed skating.

Vice All News Time10 February 2014 18:13:28

Russia wins first gold medal at Sochi Olympics

10 February 2014 18:07:51 rss_all

SOCHI - Russia won its first gold of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games in the first team event in figure skating as Evgeni Plushenko took a record-equalling fourth Olympic medal in figure skating on Sunday.

Vice All News Time10 February 2014 18:07:51

U.S. wins first gold medal of 2014 Sochi Olympics

10 February 2014 14:43:26 - World

The United States clinched the first gold medal of Sochi's Winter Olympics Saturday, but the Dutch dominated on ice and a joint record was claimed by Norway.

Vice All News Time10 February 2014 14:43:26

Jenny Jones wins Great Britain's first snow medal at Winter Olympics

10 February 2014 13:42:58 Latest News -

Evan Bleier SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Snowboarder Jenny Jones becomes first British athlete ever to win a medal in a snow event by taking bronze in the slopestyle competition in Sochi.

Vice All News Time10 February 2014 13:42:58

Russian Skater Wins Country\'s First Medal of Olympics

09 February 2014 23:45:00 The St. Petersburg Times

Russian fans at the skating complex in Sochi celebrated the country\'s first medal of the Winter Olympics on Sunday, cheering skater Olga Graf after she placed third in the women\'s 3000 meter race.

Vice All News Time09 February 2014 23:45:00

Russian Skater Wins Country's First Medal of Olympics

09 February 2014 21:48:22 The Moscow Times

Russian fans at the skating complex in Sochi celebrated the country's first medal of the Winter Olympics on Sunday, cheering skater Olga Graf after she placed third in the women's 3000 meter race.

Vice All News Time09 February 2014 21:48:22

Bjorndalen equals Winter Olympic medal record

08 February 2014 17:20:54 Latest News -

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Ole Einar Bjorndalen equaled the record for most Winter Olympic medals in a career Saturday by overcoming a missed shot and winning the biathlon sprint.

Vice All News Time08 February 2014 17:20:54

First Winter Olympics gold medal goes to American

08 February 2014 12:49:44 Latest News -

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- American Sage Kotsenburg pulled off an instant Winter Olympics upset Saturday with a win in the debut of snowboarding slopestyle.

Vice All News Time08 February 2014 12:49:44

Olympic Medal: Women's Cross-Country Skiathlon

08 February 2014 12:49:44 Latest News -

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Marit Bjoergen of Norway won the eighth medal of her Winter Olympics career Saturday, capturing the gold in the women's cross-country skiathlon.

Vice All News Time08 February 2014 12:49:44

Winter Olympics countdown: Sports and medals (OCA - Olympic Council of Asia)

12 January 2014 21:35:53 - Asia News

(Source: OCA - Olympic Council of Asia) Winter Olympics countdown: Sports and medals 10 Jan 2014 Sochi, Russia: The Olympic Winter Games run from February 7-23 in Sochi, Russian Federation, and here is a look at the sports and disciplines on the programme. Alpine skiing Medal events: 10 Athletes: 320 Dates: 9-22 February Men and women will contest downhill, super combined, super-G, giant slalom and slalom. Biathlon Medal events: 11 Athletes: 220 Dates: 8-22 February Sochi 2014 will see the mixed relay make its Olympic debut. Teams will comprise of two men and two women. Women will open the relay, completing the first two 6km legs. The men then complete the next two...

Vice All News Time12 January 2014 21:35:53

China tipped to win four gold medals at Sochi Winter Olympics

10 January 2014 05:38:13 rss_all

LONDON - China could win four gold medals at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, according to a statistical study.

Vice All News Time10 January 2014 05:38:13