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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

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