The True North, strong and free…and, once again, golden.
For a second consecutive Winter Olympics, Canada swept the golds in hockey with the women rallying late to win over the U.S. in overtime and the men shutting out Sweden on the final day of the Sochi Games.
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Leading up to those thrilling conclusions, we saw plenty of great goals, stunning saves, and hard hits along the way.
You can relive the best hockey moments from Sochi with this special montage clip over at NBCOlympics.com.
A historic first marked the ski jumping program at the Sochi Olympics, as a women’s event took place for the first time at a Winter Olympics.
Carina Vogt of Germany won the inaugural Olympic gold medal in perhaps the most important debut event of the 12 that took place in Sochi.
More history was also made on the men’s side as Poland’s Kamil Stoch joined Matti Nykanen and Simon Ammann as just the third man to sweep both individual events.
And after coming into Sochi with just one Olympic medal on his resume dating back to 1994, 41-year-old Noriaki Kasai of Japan won two of them.
Greg Ferraro of NBCOlympics.com has more on these great moments that took at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Center.
Short track spawned the most decorated male Olympian in Sochi, as Korean-born Russian star Victor Ahn delighted the home fans with four medals – including three golds.
The discipline also proved to be the saving grace for U.S. Speedskating, as the men’s 5000m relay team led by J.R. Celski managed to win silver behind Russia – the lone speedskating medal for the U.S. in either long-track or short track.
Other big moments included Canada’s Charles Hamelin sealing his men’s 1500m win with a kiss, and Italy’s Arianna Fontana skating away with a three-medal haul.
All of those highlights and more are in Willie Cornblatt’s recap of Sochi short track over on NBCOlympics.com.