The Olympic flag and Russian flag are raised as the Russian National Anthem is sung during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23.
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The Olympic flag and Russian flag are raised as the Russian National Anthem is sung during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23.

Russia takes a victory lap at Winter Olympics, earns praise for delivering 'all it had promised'

A transformed nation successfully hosting the games amid political, security, and weather concerns in subtropical Sochi.


 Canada forward Sidney Crosby goes to join his teammates as they celebrate after the men's gold medal ice hockey game.

Canada beats Sweden, 3-0, to win Olympic hockey gold

Team captain Sidney Crosby and fellow Penguin Chris Kunitz scored as the Canadians won gold for the third time in the past four Olympics.



 Ryan Suter, left, John Carlson, center, and Kevin Shattenkirk watch Finland go up, 4-0, in the third period of a game the Finns would win, 5-0, to claim the bronze medal Saturday in Sochi, Russia.

Finland drops USA hard, 5-0, to take Olympic bronze

Dan Bylsma grimaced. Coaching Team USA these past two weeks had been the greatest honor of his career. Now it was over.



 Sidney Crosby and his Canada teammates celebrate their 1-0 Olympic semifinal win Friday against the United States in Sochi, Russia.

Canada vs. Sweden: Battle for supremacy, and a gold medal, too

Sidney Crosby and Team Canada have more than just gold-medal hopes on the line today against Sweden -- they have the pride of a country.



 Canada forward Sidney Crosby shoots the puck against USA defenseman Brooks Orpik as USA goaltender Jonathan Quick defends the goal during the third period of a men's semifinal ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.

Olympic hockey: Canada imposes its will on Team USA in 1-0 victory

The Americans, who had scored 20 goals in their four victories, could not generate enough quality scoring chances Friday to beat Canada.


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