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Five Olympic Medal Events Sunday in Sochi

USA forward T.J. Oshie scores in shootout against Russia during men's ice hockey matchup at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sochi, Feb. 15, 2014.USA forward T.J. Oshie scores in shootout against Russia during men's ice hockey matchup at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sochi, Feb. 15, 2014.
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USA forward T.J. Oshie scores in shootout against Russia during men's ice hockey matchup at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sochi, Feb. 15, 2014.
USA forward T.J. Oshie scores in shootout against Russia during men's ice hockey matchup at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sochi, Feb. 15, 2014.
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Medals will be awarded in five events Sunday at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

The men's super-G of alpine skiing takes place in the morning, followed by finals in snowboard, cross-country relay, speed skating and biathlon.

Heading into Sunday's competition, host Russia leads the way with 15 total medals - one more than the United States and the Netherlands. Germany has the most gold medals with seven, followed by Switzerland with five.

Seven medal events took place Saturday. Poland's Kamil Stoch took the gold at the large hill ski jump. Russian Alexander Tretiakov won the skeleton competition. Poland's Zbigniew Brodka took speedskating's 1,500 meter event. On the short track, Russian Victor An won the 1,000 meter final, while Yang Zhou of China took gold for the women in the 1,500 final. Earlier, Sweden won the women's cross-country 4 by 5-kilometer relay, and Austrian Anna Fenninger earned the gold for alpine skiing.

The United States defeated Russia 3-2 in a nail-biting shootout hockey clash.

The Russians appeared to score the winning goal with just under five minutes left in the third period of the preliminary round game, but referees disallowed the goal because the net was knocked out of place before the shot.

The regulation ended 2-2, going into overtime play and then a shootout. T.J. Oshie scored the shootout winner as Team USA fans went wild.

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