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Norway, Czech Republic, Sweden Win Olympic Gold Sunday

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A Norwegian skier finished ahead of two Americans and a Canadian to win the men's super-G - the first of five events to award medals Sunday at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Kjetil Jansrud took the gold in the Alpine event, followed by Americans Andrew Weibrecht and Bode Miller, who tied for the bronze medal with Canada's Jan Hudec. Thirty-six-year-old Miller became the oldest Olympic Alpine skiing medalist.

The Czech Republic won its first gold medal of the Games Sunday when Eva Samkova, wearing a fake moustache for good luck, took the women's snowboarding cross event. The silver medal went to Canadian Dominique Maltais, while the bronze was earned by Chloe Trespeuch of France.

Sweden took the gold in the men's 4 by 10-kilometer cross country relay, one day after Swedish women won their event. Russia earned the silver medal Sunday with President Vladimir Putin in attendance. France came in third place for the bronze.



Medals will also be awarded Sunday in speed skating and biathlon.

The United States and host Russia share the lead with 16 total medals. Germany has the most gold medals with seven, followed by Switzerland and Norway with five each.

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