• Sweden forward Marcus Johansson (90), left, and Canadian defense Jay Bouwmeester (19) chase after the puck in the first period of the men's gold medal hockey game at the Bolshoy Ice Dome during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 23, 2014. (Chang W. Lee/The New York Times)

    Sweden forward Marcus Johansson (90), left, and Canadian defense Jay Bouwmeester (19) chase after the puck in the first period of the men's gold medal hockey game at the Bolshoy Ice Dome during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 23, 2014. (Chang W. Lee/The New York Times)

  • Gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. waves during the medal ceremony for the men's snowboard slopestyle competition in the Olympic Plaza at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

    Gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. waves during the medal ceremony for the men's snowboard slopestyle competition in the Olympic Plaza at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

  • Team Canada players pose with their gold medals during the presentation ceremony after Canada defeated Team USA in overtime in the women's ice hockey final game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

    Team Canada players pose with their gold medals during the presentation ceremony after Canada defeated Team USA in overtime in the women's ice hockey final game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

  • Sarah Hendrickson of the U.S. soars through the air in the first round of the women's ski jumping individual normal hill event at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Centre, in Rosa Khutor February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

    Sarah Hendrickson of the U.S. soars through the air in the first round of the women's ski jumping individual normal hill event at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Centre, in Rosa Khutor February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

  • International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach (2nd L) speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) as gold medallist in the four-man bobsleigh Alexander Zubkov looks on during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble

    International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach (2nd L) speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) as gold medallist in the four-man bobsleigh Alexander Zubkov looks on during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble

  • Russia's gold medallist Alexander Legkov poses with compatriots silver medallist Maxim Vylegzhanin (L) and bronze medallist Ilia Chernousov (R) after being presented with medals for the men's cross-country 50km mass start free event during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble

    Russia's gold medallist Alexander Legkov poses with compatriots silver medallist Maxim Vylegzhanin (L) and bronze medallist Ilia Chernousov (R) after being presented with medals for the men's cross-country 50km mass start free event during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble

  • Canadian forward Jonathan Toews, front, celebrates after scoring a goal against Sweden in the first period of the men's gold medal hockey game at the Bolshoy Ice Dome during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 23, 2014. (Chang W. Lee/The New York Times)

    Canadian forward Jonathan Toews, front, celebrates after scoring a goal against Sweden in the first period of the men's gold medal hockey game at the Bolshoy Ice Dome during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 23, 2014. (Chang W. Lee/The New York Times)

  • Russia's gold medallist Alexander Legkov jumps on the podium between compatriots silver medallist Maxim Vylegzhanin (L) and bronze medallist Ilia Chernousov (R) as they are presented with medals for the men's cross-country 50km mass start free event during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble

    Russia's gold medallist Alexander Legkov jumps on the podium between compatriots silver medallist Maxim Vylegzhanin (L) and bronze medallist Ilia Chernousov (R) as they are presented with medals for the men's cross-country 50km mass start free event during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble

  • Sweden goalkeeper Henrik Lundqvist is scored on by Canadian forward Chris Kunitz in the third period of the men's gold medal hockey game at Bolshoy Ice Dome during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 23, 2014. Canada won 3-0. (Chang W. Lee/The New York Times)

    Sweden goalkeeper Henrik Lundqvist is scored on by Canadian forward Chris Kunitz in the third period of the men's gold medal hockey game at Bolshoy Ice Dome during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 23, 2014. Canada won 3-0. (Chang W. Lee/The New York Times)

  • (L-R) Winners Russia's Alexey Voevoda, Dmitry Trunenkov,Alexey Negodaylo and pilot Alexander Zubkov, wave to spectators during a medal ceremony for the four-man bobsleigh event at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, at the Sanki Sliding Center in Rosa Khutor February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

    (L-R) Winners Russia's Alexey Voevoda, Dmitry Trunenkov,Alexey Negodaylo and pilot Alexander Zubkov, wave to spectators during a medal ceremony for the four-man bobsleigh event at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, at the Sanki Sliding Center in Rosa Khutor February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

  • Canadian forward Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates after scoring against Sweden in the second period of the men's gold medal hockey game at Bolshoy Ice Dome during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 23, 2014. (Chang W. Lee/The New York Times)

    Canadian forward Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates after scoring against Sweden in the second period of the men's gold medal hockey game at Bolshoy Ice Dome during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 23, 2014. (Chang W. Lee/The New York Times)

  • Russia's athletes carry their national flag in the closing ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

    Russia's athletes carry their national flag in the closing ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

  • Canadian forward Sidney Crosby (87) scores against Sweden in the second period of the men's gold medal hockey game at Bolshoy Ice Dome during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 23, 2014. (Chang W. Lee/The New York Times)

    Canadian forward Sidney Crosby (87) scores against Sweden in the second period of the men's gold medal hockey game at Bolshoy Ice Dome during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 23, 2014. (Chang W. Lee/The New York Times)

  • Russian gold medalist Alexander Legkov celebrates as he recieves his medal for the men's cross-country 50-kilometer mass start race during the closing ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

    Russian gold medalist Alexander Legkov celebrates as he recieves his medal for the men's cross-country 50-kilometer mass start race during the closing ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

  • Members of Canada's hockey team celebrate after winning the men's gold medal hockey game against Sweden, at Bolshoy Ice Dome during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 23, 2014. Canada won 3-0. (Chang W. Lee/The New York Times)

    Members of Canada's hockey team celebrate after winning the men's gold medal hockey game against Sweden, at Bolshoy Ice Dome during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 23, 2014. Canada won 3-0. (Chang W. Lee/The New York Times)

  • The Russian national flag flutters next to the Olympics flag during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato

    The Russian national flag flutters next to the Olympics flag during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato

  • Canadian forward Sidney Crosby (87) scores against Sweden in the second period of the men's gold medal hockey game at Bolshoy Ice Dome during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 23, 2014. Canada won 3-0. (Chang W. Lee/The New York Times)

    Canadian forward Sidney Crosby (87) scores against Sweden in the second period of the men's gold medal hockey game at Bolshoy Ice Dome during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 23, 2014. Canada won 3-0. (Chang W. Lee/The New York Times)

  • Canada's Jonathan Toews carries his country's flag after his team defeated Sweden in the men's ice hockey final game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

    Canada's Jonathan Toews carries his country's flag after his team defeated Sweden in the men's ice hockey final game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

  • Canada forward Jonathan Toews (16) and forward Martin St-Louis (26) celebrate after Toews scored a goal against Sweden in the first period of the men's gold medal ice hockey game at the Bolshoy Ice Dome during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 23, 2014. (Chang W. Lee/The New York Times)

    Canada forward Jonathan Toews (16) and forward Martin St-Louis (26) celebrate after Toews scored a goal against Sweden in the first period of the men's gold medal ice hockey game at the Bolshoy Ice Dome during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 23, 2014. (Chang W. Lee/The New York Times)

  • Russia's Alexander Legkov kisses the winners podium during the flower ceremony for the men's cross-country 50 km mass start free event at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

    Russia's Alexander Legkov kisses the winners podium during the flower ceremony for the men's cross-country 50 km mass start free event at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

  • Fans cheer during the men's gold medal hockey game between Canada and Sweden inside Bolshoy Ice Dome at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 23, 2014. Canada won 3-0. (Chang W. Lee/The New York Times)

    Fans cheer during the men's gold medal hockey game between Canada and Sweden inside Bolshoy Ice Dome at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 23, 2014. Canada won 3-0. (Chang W. Lee/The New York Times)

  • Gold-medalist Austria's Mario Matt (C) jumps on the podium beside silver-medalist Austria's Marcel Hirscher (L) and bronze-medalist Norway's Henrik Kristoffersen in the victory ceremony of the men's alpine skiing slalom event during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center February 22, 2014. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler

    Gold-medalist Austria's Mario Matt (C) jumps on the podium beside silver-medalist Austria's Marcel Hirscher (L) and bronze-medalist Norway's Henrik Kristoffersen in the victory ceremony of the men's alpine skiing slalom event during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center February 22, 2014. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler

  • Members of Canada's hockey team celebrate after winning the men's gold medal hockey game against Sweden, at Bolshoy Ice Dome during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 23, 2014. Canada won 3-0. (Chang W. Lee/The New York Times)

    Members of Canada's hockey team celebrate after winning the men's gold medal hockey game against Sweden, at Bolshoy Ice Dome during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 23, 2014. Canada won 3-0. (Chang W. Lee/The New York Times)

  • Gold medallists Canada's Jennifer Jones, Kaitlyn Lawes, Jill Officer, Dawn McEwen and Kirsten Wall (3rd L-2nd R) jump on the podium as silver medallists Sweden's Margaretha Sigfridsson and Agnes Knochenhauer (L-2nd L), and bronze medallist Britain's Eve Muirhead (R) look on during the victory ceremony for the women's curling competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 22, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

    Gold medallists Canada's Jennifer Jones, Kaitlyn Lawes, Jill Officer, Dawn McEwen and Kirsten Wall (3rd L-2nd R) jump on the podium as silver medallists Sweden's Margaretha Sigfridsson and Agnes Knochenhauer (L-2nd L), and bronze medallist Britain's Eve Muirhead (R) look on during the victory ceremony for the women's curling competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 22, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

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Canada Defeats Sweden to Win Gold in Men's Hockey

Feb 23 2014, 8:22 PM EST -

By KEN BELSON

SOCHI, Russia - The Canadian men’s hockey team was one of the favorites to win the gold medal here when the Winter Games began, and on the road to the final, it steamrolled Norway and Austria before winning...

US Soccer star Michael Bradley loses bet, wears Canada hockey jersey

Feb 25 2014, 10:17 AM EST - US Soccer midfielder Michael Bradley bet one of his Toronto FC coaches on the USA-Canada men's hockey game. As a result, Bradley had to wear a Canada sweater. Poor Michael.

Erik Karlsson on silver medal value: 'See when I put it out on eBay'

Feb 24 2014, 7:57 AM EST - Erik Karlsson won a silver medal with Sweden's hockey team but he doesn't seem too interested in keeping it, presumably because it's not the right color.

Olympic hockey remains great even if Sochi tournament wasn't

Feb 24 2014, 6:10 AM EST - The Olympic tournament is over after Canada dominated on its way to gold. While it was great to see Olympic hockey again, it was just an OK tournament.

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Memorable moments of the Sochi Games

Feb 24 2014, 3:19 AM EST - (Reuters) Questions about Sochi's suitability to host the Winter Olympics will not go away once the flame has been extinguished but in the expensively-built stadiums and snow resorts the athletes put on a dazzling show.

Whether skiing,...

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Women's ice hockey: Canadian gold, but competition is key

Feb 24 2014, 3:17 AM EST - (Reuters) Canada's stunning comeback against the United States in the final of the women's ice hockey at the Sochi Games capped a more competitive tournament that could help the sport remain part of the Olympic program.

Women's ice hockey...

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Winners and losers at the Sochi Winter Games

Feb 24 2014, 3:03 AM EST - (Reuters) WINNERS:

Women's ski jump: After years of lobbying to be included in the Olympics women ski jumpers finally had their day in Sochi when the first Olympic competition was held.

When U.S. ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson sped...

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Sochi sees Russian resurgence as winter power

Feb 24 2014, 2:55 AM EST - (Reuters) Two decades after it last led the medals table, Russia triumphantly captured top spot at its first home Winter Olympics - albeit with a big contribution from two "adopted Russians" - and can look forward to a Sochi-fuelled boost in...

After a Show of Might, Russia Puts On a Celebration to Match

Feb 23 2014, 8:12 PM EST -

By SARAH LYALL

SOCHI, Russia - Russia had so much to prove at the Winter Games. Was spending however-many billions of dollars to build an Olympics-industrial complex from scratch on the edge of the Black Sea worth it? How could...

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Russia tops medals table as Games end amid doping scandals

Feb 23 2014, 3:25 PM EST - (Reuters) The Winter Olympics ended on Sunday with host nation Russia on top of the medals table and Canada winning the men's ice hockey final, but news that two more athletes tested positive for banned substances dimmed the golden glow.

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