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Russia wins Olympic medal count, U.S. finishes second

Updated: 02/23/2014 11:30 AM
Created: 02/23/2014 11:29 AM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

Russian athletes have completed competition in the Sochi Olympics, winning the most gold and the most medals overall.

Alexander Zubkov drove Russia to victory in four-man bobsled, making him the sixth pilot to sweep the men's bobsled races at an Olympics. Latvia took the silver medal, and 2010 champion Steven Holcomb of Park City, Utah, piloted USA-1 to bronze.

The U.S. won seven sliding medals at the Sochi Games, more than any other nation.

Earlier today, Alexander Legkov led a Russian sweep of the men's 50-kilometer cross-country race, sprinting across the finish line 0.7 seconds ahead of his two countrymen.

Russia ends the games with 33 medals, including 13 gold, 11 silver and nine bronze.

The U.S. comes in second in the medal count with 28, taking nine gold medals, seven silver and a dozen bronze.



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