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Canada Wins Men's Hockey Gold at Sochi Winter Olympics






Canada has defended its men's hockey title at the Winter Olympics, defeating Sweden in the final event at the 2014 games in Sochi, Russia.

The Canadians scored once in each period Sunday in dominating the Swedes, 3-0, to capture the gold medal. Canada is the first team to go through the Olympic tournament unbeaten since the Soviet Union in 1984 at the Sarajevo games.

Russians dominated two other events on the last day of competition before the closing ceremony. The host country's skiers took all three top spots in the grueling 50-kilometer cross-country mass event, with Alexander Legkov finishing ahead of two countrymen.

Russia also captured the gold in the four-man bobsled, led by Alexander Zubkov, who had already won the two-man event. Latvia earned the silver medal Sunday, and the United States took the third-place bronze, piloted by Steven Holcomb in his favorite event.

Russia ends up with both the most overall medals and gold medals at the 2014 Games. The hosts finished with 33 total medals - 13 of them gold.

The United States has 28 medals, followed by Norway with 26. Norway followed Russia in gold medals with 11, while Canada took 10.

Despite strong threats of violence ahead of the Sochi Games, the Olympics have been very safe heading into the final day.

The next Winter Games will take place in South Korea in 2018.

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