2.18.2014

Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Update


So in the time I have been absent (3 days, I think it's been), Canada has a total of seventeen medals! Four of them gold, nine silver, and four bronze! Germany still tops the medal board with the most number of gold (eight). Norway holds eighteen medals, Netherlands and USA are tied with twenty mendals, and Russia had ninteen.

If you wanna know what happened in Day 12, continue past the jump.


After two runs, the women's alpine skiing giant slalom gave away some medals. Slovenia's Tina Maze won the gold, Austria's Anna Fenninger took silver, and Germany's Viktoria Rebensburg.

One of Norway's many medals was awarded in the men's 15 km mass start biathlon. Emil Hegle Svendsen of Norway crossed the line at 42:29.1. The silver medal was awarded to France's Martin Fourcade (his third medal, first silver [the other two are gold]) with the same time of Svendsen (but I assume the judges ruled it down to a hundredth of a second. Czech Republic's Ondrej Moravec took his second medal with a time of 42:42.9.

In the men's ski halfpipe, the Americans won one of their many, many medals. David Wise of USA took home the gold with his score of 92. Canada's Mike Riddle took the silver with his score of 90.60. France's Kevin Rolland took the bronze with his score of 88.60.

The nordic combined individual gundersen long-hill/10 km cross-country event saw two of the medal board leaders win more medals! Norway's two competitors, Joergen Graabak and Magnus Hovdal Moan, won gold and silver respectively. The bronze went to Germany's Fabian Riessle.

At the Iceberg Skating Palace, the ladies 3000m relay saw South Korea take the gold with a team time of 4:09.498. Canada's team took the silver with a time of 4:10.641. Canada's team was composed of Marie-Eve Drolet, Valerie Maltais, Marianne St-Gelais, and Jessica Hewitt. Italy's ladies took the bronze 3.4 seconds behind Canada.

France took the gold in the men's snowboard cross thanks to their boarder, Pierre Vaultier. Russia added a silver to their medal pile thanks to Nikolay Olyunin. USA and their snowboarder Alex Deibold took the bronze.

The men's 10,000 m speed skating final saw another Dutch domination! Jorrit Bergsma, Sven Kramer, and Bob de Jong took the podium in respective order within 23 seconds of each other!

In curling, the men's required a tie-breaker. Great Britain advances ahead of Norway with a win of 6-5. It's unfortunate that we won't get to see anymore of Norway's pants, but congrats to Great Britain!

Now the big kahuna: hockey. Ladies first! Now, if you don't already know, it's going to be a Canada-USA women's final, and it's going to be crazy! Sweden and Swtizerland will be playing for the bronze. The women's classification (which just gets the teams to rank off) saw Finland take a 4-0 shutout win over Russia and Germany took a 3-2 win over Japan.

The men continue to play for a spot in the playoffs. Slovenia took a 4-0 shutout win over Austria, Russia took a big 4-0 win over Norway, the Czech Republic got a 5-3 win over Slovakia, and Latvia took a big 3-1 morale win over Switzerland.

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