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Fireworks explode over Olympic Park during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Slocum / Associated Press

Performers re-create the fifth Olympic ring that didn't open in the opening ceremony during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David J. Phillip / Associated Press

Performers appear to float through the air during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carlos Gonzalez / Minneapolis Star Tribune

A girl with a Russian flag painted on her face blows bubbles as she waits for the start of the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gregorio Borgia / Associated Press

Gracie Gold of the USA performs during the figure skating gala exhibition at Iceberg Skating Palace.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTIAN CHARISIUS / EPA

Canada forward Sidney Crosby scores a goal on Sweden goaltender Henrik Lundqvist during the second period of the men's gold medal ice hockey game.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Julio Cortez / Associated Press

Poland's Luiza Zlotkowska, left, and Natalia Czerwonka celebrate after the Women's Speed Skating Team Pursuit Final at the Adler Arena.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAMIEN MEYER / AFP/Getty Images

Austria's Mario Matt clears a gate en route to a gold medal during the Men's Alpine Skiing Slalom Run 2 at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP/Getty Images

The team from France FRA-1, with Loic Costerg, Romain Heinrich, Florent Ribet and Elly Lefort, react after their final run during the men's four-man bobsled competition in Krasnaya Polyana.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dita Alangkara / Associated Press

The USA 2 bobsled competes during the fourth heat of the four-man bobsled event en route to a bronze medal at the Sanki Sliding Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chuck Myers / MCT

In this photo taken with slow shutter speed athletes pass by the Olympic rings during the men's 50K cross-country race in Krasnaya Polyana.*

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dmitry Lovetsky / Associated Press

The crowd cheers for Russia's Vic Wild in the Men's Snowboard Parallel Slalom Semifinals at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAVIER SORIANO / AFP/Getty Images

Canada forward Benn Jamie reacts after scoring a goal in front of USA goaltender Jonathan Quick of a men's semifinal ice hockey game in Sochi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Julio Cortez / Associated Press

Athletes compete at the shooting range in the Men's Biathlon 4x7.5 km Relay at the Laura Cross-Country Ski and Biathlon Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP/Getty Images

From left: silver medalist Norway's Therese Johaug, gold medalist Norway's Marit Bjoergen and bronze medalist Norway's Kristin Stoermer Steira celebrate at the podium in the Women's Cross-Country Skiing 30km Mass Start Free Flower Ceremony at the Laura Cross-Country Ski and Biathlon Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALBERTO PIZZOLI / AFP/Getty Images

Iran's Forough Abbasi falls during the Women's Alpine Skiing Slalom Run 1 at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP/Getty Images

Speedskaters from the Netherlands, left to right Sven Kramer, Jan Blokhuijsen and Koen Verweij hold their national flag and celebrate winning gold in the men's team pursuit at the Adler Arena Skating Center .

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pavel Golovkin / Associated Press

Mikaela Shiffrin of the USA in action during the second run of the Women's Slalom race at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center. Shiffrin took the gold medal in the event.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND / EPA

Michelle Picard of the United States (23) skates back to the bench after Canada scored in overtime to win the women's gold medal ice hockey game in Sochi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Slocum / Associated Press

Marie-Michele Gagnon of Canada in action during the first run of the Women's Slalom race at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUSTIN LANE / EPA

Sweden goaltender Henrik Lundqvist blocks a shot by Finland during the third period of a men's semifinal ice hockey game in Sochi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Julio Cortez / Associated Press

Russia's Julia Lipnitskaia performs in the Women's Figure Skating Free Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YURI KADOBNOV / AFP/Getty Images

Switzerland's Fanny Smith, top, and Canada's Kelsey Serwa compete in the Women's Freestyle Skiing Ski Cross 1/8 Finals at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCK FIFE / AFP/Getty Images

Russia's Anastasia Chirtcova crashes during a women's ski cross heat at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergei Grits / Associated Press

From left, Jean Frederic Chapuis of France, Arnaud Bovolenta of France, Jonathan Midol of France and Brady Leman of Canada in action during the Men's Ski Cross Final at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VALDRIN XHEMAJ / EPA

Switzerland players react after winning the women's bronze medal ice hockey game against Sweden in Sochi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David J. Phillip / Associated Press

Norway's gold medalists Magnus Hovdal Moan, Magnus Krog, Haavard Klemetsen and Joergen Graabak celebrate after the Nordic Combined Team LH / 4x5 km Cross-Country Flower Ceremony at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Center in Rosa Khutor.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHN MACDOUGALL / AFP/Getty Images

Yulia Lipnitskaya of Russia falls during the Ladies Short Program Figure Skating event at the Iceberg Skating Palace.

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Phil Kessel, left, of the US scores his team's fifth goal during the Men's Ice Hockey Quarterfinals match between the USA and the Czech Republic at the Shayba Arena.

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Russia forward Yevgeni Malkin lies on the ice in the closing minutes of the third period in men's quarterfinal hockey game against Finland at Bolshoy Arena. Finland defeated Russia 3-1, eliminating the host country from the event.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David J. Phillip / Associated Press

Fans watch the men's ice hockey game between Russia and Finland on a large screen in Olympic Park in Sochi, Russia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Morry Gash / Associated Press

Andorra's Joan Verdu Sanchez crashes during the Men's Alpine Skiing Giant Slalom Run 1 at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP/Getty Images

Elana Meyers, left, and Lauryn Williams of the United States team 1 celebrate during the Women's Bobsled at Sliding Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alex Livesey / Getty Images

From left to right: US Lowell Bailey, Italy's Lukas Hofer, Norway's Emil Hegle Svendsen and Czech Republic's Ondrej Moravec compete in the Biathlon mixed 2x6 km + 2x7,5 km Relay at the Laura Cross-Country Ski and Biathlon Center in Rosa Khutor.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP/Getty Images

David Wise of the USA on his gold medal run in the finals of the men's ski halfpipe at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian Cassella / Chicago Tribune

Yekaterina Smolina of Russia falls on the ice after colliding with Emma Terho of Finland during the second period of women's ice hockey game at Shayba Arena.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Petr David Josek / Associated Press

Markus Schairer, left, of Austria collides with Robert Fagan of Canada during the 1/8 final runs in the Men's Snowboard Cross at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEY ILNITSKY / EPA

Czech Republic's Ondrej Moravec exults as he wins bronze in the Men's Biathlon 15 km Mass Start at the Laura Cross-Country Ski and Biathlon Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ODD ANDERSEN / AFP/Getty Images

Norway's gold medal winner Joergen Graabak, Norway's silver Magnus Hovdal Moan and Germany's Bjoern Kircheisen, from front to back, rest after the cross-country portion of the Nordic combined individual Gundersen large hill competition in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dmitry Lovetsky / Associated Press

Charlie White and Meryl Davis compete in the Figure Skating Ice Dance Free Dance at the Iceberg Skating Palace.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAMIEN MEYER / AFP/Getty Images

Japan's Kentaro Tsuda competes in the Men's Freestyle Skiing Halfpipe qualifications at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCK FIFE / AFP/Getty Images

Women's giant slalom gold medal winner Tina Maze of Slovenia leaves the podium draped in her national flag after a flower ceremony in Krasnaya Polyana.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gero Breloer / Associated Press

Charles Hamelin of Canada crashes out in a men's 500m short track speedskating heat at the Iceberg Skating Palace.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David J. Phillip / Associated Press

France's Pierre Vaultier celebrates his Gold Medal ahead of Russia's Nikolay Olyunin, left, and US Alex Deibold in the Men's Snowboard Cross Final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LIONEL BONAVENTURE / AFP/Getty Images

Alex Carpenter of the United States shoots on goalkeeper Valentina Wallner of Sweden during the first period of the women's semifinal ice hockey game at Shayba Arena.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Petr David Josek / Associated Press

Simon Schempp of Germany in action during heavy fog prior to the Biathlon Men's 15km Mass Start competition at the Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KAY NIETFELD / EPA

Chicho Osawa of Japan bows after Team Japan's 6-3 defeat to Russia after the women's ice hockey game at Shayba Arena.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Slocum / Associated Press

Lithuania's Deividas Stagniunas and Lithuania's Isabella Tobias perform in the Figure Skating Ice Dance Short Dance at the Iceberg Skating Palace.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YURI KADOBNOV / AFP/Getty Images

Mykola Puzderko of the Ukraine crashes in the Freestyle Skiing Men's Aerials Qualification at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Quinn Rooney / Getty Images

Eva Samkova (red bib) of Czech Republic leads (from left) Michela Moioli of Italy, Alexandra Jekova of Bulgaria, Dominique Maltais of Canada, Chloe Trespeuch of France and Faye Gulini of the USA on her way winning gold in the Women's Snowboard Cross final at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VASSIL DONEV / EPA

Australia's Torah Bright warms up before the Women's Snowboard Cross seeding runs at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCK FIFE / AFP/Getty Images

Men's super-G gold medal winner Norway's Kjetil Jansrud celebrates on the podium during a flower ceremony in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gero Breloer / Associated Press

From left, Silver winner Japan's Noriaki Kasai jumps next to gold winner Poland's Kamil Stoch and bronze medalist Slovenia's Peter Prevc to celebrate on the podium during the Men's Ski Jumping Large Hill Individual Flower Ceremony at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER PARKS / AFP/Getty Images

Heather Richardson of the U.S. cups her face and looks down after competing in the women's 1,500-meter race at the Adler Arena Skating Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Dunham / Associated Press

Bronze medallist Bode Miller of the United States arrives on the podium during the Men's Alpine Skiing Super-G Flower Ceremony at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEXANDER KLEIN / AFP/Getty Images

Eric Frenzel of Germany competes during the Men's Individual Gundersen Large Hill/10 km Nordic Combined training in RusSki Gorki Jumping Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniel Karmann / EPA

USA forward Phil Kessel reacts as Russia goaltender Sergei Bobrovski can't stop a goal by USA defenseman Cam Fowler during the second period of a men's ice hockey game in Sochi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bruce Bennett / Getty Images

Jenni Hiirikoski of Finland, left, and Maria Lindh of Sweden collide during the 2014 Winter Olympics women's quarterfinal ice hockey game at Shayba Arena.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Petr David Josek / Associated Press

Alexandra Orlova of Russia during the Women's Aerials Qualification in Krasnaya Polyana.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEY ILNITSKY / EPA

Russia's Victor An celebrates winning the gold medal in the Men's Short Track 1000 m Final at the Iceberg Skating Palace.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP/Getty Images

China's Zhou Yang, center, competes in the Women's Short Track 1500 m Heats at the Iceberg Skating Palace.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP/Getty Images

South Korea's Kim Alang, right, falls as she competes in the Women's Short Track 1500 m Final at the Iceberg Skating Palace.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP/Getty Images

Finland's women's 4x5K cross-country relay team Anne Kylloenen, second from left, Aino-Kaisa Saarinen, Kerttu Niskanen, right, and Krista Lahteenmaki, left, celebrate winning the silver after the women's 4x5K cross-country relay in Krasnaya Polyana.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kirsty Wigglesworth / Associated Press

Ashley Caldwell of the United States jumps during women's freestyle skiing aerials training at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrick Semansky / Associated Press

Australia's Laura Peel competes in the Women's Freestyle Skiing Aerials finals at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCK FIFE / AFP/Getty Images

Sweden's Erik Karlsson eyes the puck during the Men's Ice Hockey Group C match Sweden vs Switzerland at the Bolshoy Ice Dome.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARK BLINCH / AFP/Getty Images

Norway's skip Thomas Ulsrud acknowledges the cheers of fan Rune Eikeland during men's curling competition against China in Sochi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Emil Hegle Svendsen of Norway in action during the Men's 20km Individual competition at the Laura Cross Biathlon Center in Krasnaya Polyana.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HENDRIK SCHMIDT / EPA

In this image made with a multiple exposure, Finland's Antti Ollila competes in the men's ski slopestyle qualifying at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park in Krasnaya Polyana.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gero Breloer / Associated Press

Nicholas Goepper of the United States celebrates after finishing a run in the men's ski slopestyle final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park in Krasnaya Polyana.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gero Breloer / Associated Press

Australia's Russell Henshaw crashes on his second run in the men's ski slopestyle final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park in Krasnaya Polyana.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andy Wong / Associated Press

Vera Bazarova and Yuri Larionov of Russia compete in the pairs free skate figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vadim Ghirda / Associated Press

Shani Davis of the U.S. takes a breather after competing in the men's 1,000-meter speedskating race at the Adler Arena Skating Center, where the two-time defending gold medalists finished in eight place.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Dunham / Associated Press

Bobby Brown of the United States jumps during a run in the men's ski slopestyle final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergei Grits / AFP/Getty Images

Canada's Dawn McEwen, right, and Kaitlyn Lawes, left, sweep the ice during the women's curling competition in Sochi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wong Maye-E / Associated Press

Slovenia's goalkeeper Robert Kristan in action during the Men's Preliminary Round Group A match between Russia and Slovenia at the Bolshoy Ice Dome.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SRDJAN SUKI / EPA

Elise Christie, left, of Great Britain leads Li Jianrou, center, and Liu Qiuhon of China to win semi final 2 in women's 500m of the Short Track events in the Iceberg Skating Palace.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BARBARA WALTON / EPA

Gold medallists Slovenia's Tina Maze, right, and Switzerland's Dominique Gisin stand on the podium at the Women's Alpine Skiing Downhill Flower Ceremony at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center .

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP/Getty Images

Xuetong Cai of China competes in the Snowboard Women's Halfpipe Qualification at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Harry How / Getty Images

Tina Maze of Slovenia kisses the snow in the finish area after her run in the Women's Downhill race at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center. Maze won the gold medal.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Fredrik Von Erichsen / EPA

Nico Ihle of Germany in action during the Men's 1000m Speed Skating event in the Adler Arena.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HANNIBAL HANSCHKE / EPA

Paige Lawrence and Rudi Swiegers of Canada compete in the pairs free skate figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vadim Ghirda / Associated Press

The doubles team of Patryk Poreba and Karol Mikrut of Poland race down the track in their final run during the men's doubles luge in Krasnaya Polyana.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Natacha Pisarenko / Associated Press

Germany's Victoria Rebensburg competes during the Women's Alpine Skiing Downhill at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP/Getty Images

Shaun White of the United States crashes out in the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Finals at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park finishing fourth in the event.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Cameron Spencer / Getty Images

Yuki Tsubota of Canada competes in the women's Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle qualification in the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JENS BUETTNER / EPA

The feet of Maurizio Oioli of Italy pass the Olympic Rings as he speeds down the track during the men's skeleton training in Krasnaya Polyana.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Natacha Pisarenko / Associated Press

Norway's Maiken Caspersen Falla crosses the finish line to win gold in the final of the women's cross-country sprint in Krasnaya Polyana.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matthias Schrader / Associated Press

Florence Schelling #41 of Switzerland and Jocelyne Lamoureux #17 of United States fall into the goal during the Women's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A game at Shayba Arena.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Martin Rose / Getty Images

Bode Miller of the United States makes a jump during men's super combined downhill training in Krasnaya Polyana.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luca Bruno / Associated Press

Greta Laurent of Italy crashes during the semi finals of the Women's Sprint Free competition at the Laura Cross Country Center in Krasnaya Polyana.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FILIP SINGER / EPA

Japan's Sara Takanashi trains for the Women's Ski Jumping Normal Hill Individual event at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER PARKS / AFP/Getty Images

US skier Julia Mancuso reacts in the finish area at the end of the Women's Alpine Skiing Super Combined Downhill at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center. Mancuso won the bronze medal in the event.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIMITAR DILKOFF / AFP/Getty Images

Meghan Duggan of the Untied States celebrates Monique Lamoureux's goal as the puck slides under Goalkeeper Florence Schelling of Switzerland during the second period at Shayba Arena.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Slocum / Associated Press

Charles Hamelin of Canada, right, embraces Marianne St. Gelais after he won the men's 1500m short track speedskating final at the Iceberg Skating Palace.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Darron Cummings / Associated Press

Canada's John Fairbairn takes part in a men Skeleton official training at the Sanki Sliding Center in Rosa Khutor.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LEON NEAL / AFP/Getty Images

Michel Mulder from the Netherlands holds his national flag and celebrates winning gold in the men's 500-meter speedskating race at the Adler Arena Skating Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Dunham / Associated Press

Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany celebrates after winning the gold medal in the Women's Super Combined race at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center in Krasnaya Polyana.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANTONIO BAT / EPA

Jamie Anderson of the United States celebrates after winning the women's snowboard slopestyle final at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JENS BUETTNER / EPA

The United States' Jamie Anderson competes in the women's snowboard slopestyle final. She won the gold.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCK FIFE / AFP

The Russian women's ice hockey team huddles around the net before their game against Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Slocum / Associated Press

The Russian figure skating team jumps on the podium during the flower ceremony after placing first in the team competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bernat Armangue / Associated Press

Austria's Matthias Mayer makes a turn in the men's downhill on his way to winning a gold medal at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alessandro Trovati / Associated Press

Olga Graf of Russia reacts during the Women's 3000m Speed Skating event in the Adler Arena at the Sochi 2014 Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HANNIBAL HANSCHKE / EPA

Skip Thomas Ulsrud of Norway practices ahead of the Curling tournament during the Sochi Winter Olympics at the Ice Cube Curling Center in Sochi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christian Charisius / EPA

Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev of Russia perform in the Ice Dance Short Program of the Figure Skating team event at Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HOW HWEE YOUNG / EPA

Sweden's Niklas Mattsson competes in the Men's Snowboard Slopestyle Final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCK FIFE / AFP/Getty Images

Players of the United States women's hockey team gather before the match against Finland on first day of the Ice Hockey tournament at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LARRY W. SMITH / EPA

Norway's Jo Alexander Koppang competes in the Men's Luge Singles Run at the Sliding Center Sanki during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LEON NEAL / AFP/Getty Images

Stefania Berton and Ondrej Hotarek of Italy compete in the team pairs free skate figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vadim Ghirda / Associated Press

Bode Miller takes part in a Men's Alpine Skiing Downhill training session at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLIVIER MORIN / AFP/Getty Images

Slovenia's Robert Kranjec falls during the men's normal hill ski jumping qualification at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gregorio Borgia / Associated Press

Sage Kotsenburg of the USA celebrates after winning the men's Snowboard Slopestyle final at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JENS BUETTNER / EPA

TOPSHOTS Norway's Martin Johnsrud Sundby, left, leads the pack in the Men's Cross-Country Skiing 15km + 15km Skiathlon at the Laura Cross-Country Ski and Biathlon Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALBERTO PIZZOLI / AFP

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The Sochi Games completed their 17-day run Sunday with Canada’s 3-0 victory over Sweden in the men’s hockey final, the last of 98 gold medal events.

It came on a day when Russia captured the medals race and IOC President Thomas Bach lauded the host city for its “amazing” transformation.

The Canadians won gold for the third time in the last four Olympics. Jonathan Toews scored in the first period and captain Sidney Crosby scored his first goal of the tournament in the second. Chris Kunitz also scored and Carey Price made 24 saves for Canada. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 33 shots for the injury-depleted Swedes.

Only three sports were on the schedule, with the other gold medals coming from Russian cross-country skier Alexander Legko, and Alexander Zubkov leading the way for the hosts in the four-man bobsled.

After struggling these last years, Alexander Zubkov set things right. He drove Russia to victory in the four-man sled, adding to his two-man title in Sochi. He is the sixth pilot to sweep those events at an Olympics but the first to do so in his home country. Steven Holcomb, the 2010 Olympic champ, won bronze to give the U.S. seven sliding medals in Sochi, tops among all countries. Oskars Melbardis of Latvia took the silver. Germany had no medals in the four-man for the first time since 1968.

All that awaited was the athletes’ last celebratory dance on the field at the closing ceremony and the flag handover to Pyeongchang, South Korea, the next winter host.

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