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Photo Gallery: Day 16

Medal game is often a mental one at the Olympics

SOCHI, Russia — Twelve hours wasn't nearly long enough to ease their pain.<p>The morning after losing in overtime to rival Canada, the U.S. women's hockey players talked about the anguish of walking away from the<p>Sochi Olympicswith silver medals around their necks.<p>"We didn't train as hard as we did for …

Closing Ceremony Draws Russia's Big Moment to a Close

SOCHI, Russia — Safely atop the medal stand, Russia put on a cultural pageant for the world, bid farewell to 2,800 athletes and drew the curtain Sunday on an expensive, controversial — and safe — Winter Olympics.<p>Following tradition, the Olympic flag was lowered inside Fisht Stadium and handed off …

Did Russia Really Win the Sochi Medal Count?

How small countries like Belarus, Norway, and Slovenia dominated the Winter Olympics host.<p>Counting by total medals, the Sochi Winter Olympics have been a big win for the host country, Russia, whose 33 medals top the overall tally. The United States is second with 28, Norway is third with 26, Canada …

Sebastian Coe: Success of Winter Games can only be judged over next decade

These Games were unique, the venues jaw-dropping but direct flights from Europe’s cities hold key to the future<p>The plane home from the Winter Olympics arcs out over the coast of Sochi, framed by snow-covered mountains on a cloudless, 15-degree day, I guess those characteristics alone meant these …

Russia Made A Brilliant Olympic Ring Malfunction Joke At The Closing Ceremony

The organizers of the Sochi Olympics have a pretty good sense of humor.<p>At the Closing Ceremony on Sunday, the finale of the opening dance routine featured dancers forming the Olympic rings. The top right ring remained unopened in a self-deprecating homage to the infamous malfunction during the …

Russia, With Home-Field Advantage, Wins Sochi Medal Race

Just two medals remain to be awarded at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, as Canada and Sweden face off on the hockey ice. If the Canadian men take gold, Canada will have swept all four traditional team sports. Canadian teams have already won gold in men's and women's curling and women's ice</b> …

Photo Gallery: Day 15

Photo Gallery: Day 14

After Sochi, what's next for Winter Olympics?

As Sochi Olympics end, activists worry about retribution

SOCHI, Russia — Though a handful of activists were arrested in conjunction with Olympic protests over the last two weeks, including the high-profile detainment of punk band Pussy Riot, Russia's treatment of dissident voices rarely came to the forefront during the Sochi games.<p>But as the Winter …

Russia’s surprising success at Sochi Games to be honoured at closing ceremonies

The Sochi Olympics closing ceremonies promise to be another celebration of Russian culture, but it's bound instead to evolve into a thunderous national romp in honour of Russia's huge – and surprising – success at the Games.<p>By Sunday morning, local time, with a couple of competitions to go, Russia …

Russia clinches overall medals title

SOCHI, Russia -- Alexander Legkov's victory in the men's 50-kilometer cross-country race Sunday clinched the overall medals title for the host nation …

Russia's Zubkov Takes Slim Lead in Olympic 4-Man

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Canada captures hockey gold with shutout over Sweden

After the gold medals had all been awarded, after the players had posed for the obligatory centre-ice photograph, Jonathan Toews accepted a Canadian flag from one of their supporters in the Bolshoy arena and circled the ice - briefly - waving it back and forth.<p>It was about as wild as the on-ice …

Relief, then joy: What winning at Olympic hockey means to Canada

The tournament hasn't even started, but Canadians are already hand-wringing over the potential of not winning gold in men's hockey. Why does it matter so much?<p>To the rest of the world, Canadian behaviour during international hockey tournaments is very odd, when a normally stereotypically passive …

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The Highs and Lows of Sochi in Pictures

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Sochi: was it worth it?

While Vladimir Putin may have hoped for better results after spending more than £30bn on the Winter Olympics, Britain should have no regrets<p>Today should have been one of the best days of Vladimir Putin’s life. Russia was meant to win gold in the ice hockey, by far the most important sport in the …