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Feb 23, 2014

Canada’s Toews emerges from Crosby’s shadow

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – While he may not get the same accolades or the fanatical following that Sidney Crosby enjoys, Jonathan Toews is also proving himself to be Canada’s man for every moment.

On Sunday, Toews scored the winning goal in Canada’s 3-0 win over Sweden in the gold medal game of the men’s ice hockey tournament at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Feb 23, 2014

Olympics-Ice hockey-Canada’s Toews emerges from Crosby’s shadow

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 23 (Reuters) – While he may not get the same accolades or the fanatical following that Sidney Crosby enjoys, Jonathan Toews is also proving himself to be Canada’s man for every moment.

On Sunday, Toews scored the winning goal in Canada’s 3-0 win over Sweden in the gold medal game of the men’s ice hockey tournament at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Feb 23, 2014

Swedish ice hockey player Backstrom fails dope test: source

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Sweden’s Nicklas Backstrom missed Sunday’s Olympic ice hockey final at the Sochi Winter Games after testing positive for a banned substance.

Without assistant captain Backstrom, one of their star forwards, Sweden lost the gold medal game 3-0 to Canada.

Feb 23, 2014

Olympics-Swedish ice hockey player Backstrom fails dope test – source

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 23 (Reuters) – Sweden’s Nicklas Backstrom missed Sunday’s Olympic ice hockey final at the Sochi Winter Games after testing positive for a banned substance.

Without assistant captain Backstrom, one of their star forwards, Sweden lost the gold medal game 3-0 to Canada.

Feb 21, 2014

South Korea’s Park wins women’s 1,000m gold

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Park Seung-hi finally gave South Korea something to celebrate after a miserable 24 hours at the Sochi Winter Olympics when she won the women’s 1,000 meters short track competition.

Competing at the same rink where Kim Yuna was beaten in the women’s figure skating event the previous night, Park won her second gold medal of the Games with a superbly-judged race.

Feb 21, 2014

Olympics-Short track-South Korea’s Park wins women’s 1,000m gold

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 21 (Reuters) – Park Seung-hi finally gave South Korea something to celebrate after a miserable 24 hours at the Sochi Winter Olympics when she won the women’s 1,000 metres short track competition.

Competing at the same rink where Kim Yuna was beaten in the women’s figure skating event the previous night, Park won her second gold medal of the Games with a superbly-judged race.

Feb 21, 2014

Ahn strikes gold for adopted country Russia

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Viktor Ahn won two gold medals in less than an hour on Friday, confirming his place as the most successful short track speed skater of all time and sending his adopted country Russia into raptures.

Ahn won the individual 500 metres titles with a perfectly timed sprint before returning to the ice about 45 minutes later to help Russia claim the men’s 5,000m relay title.

Feb 21, 2014

Olympics-Short track-Ahn strikes gold for adopted country Russia

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 21 (Reuters) – Viktor Ahn won two gold medals in less than an hour on Friday, confirming his place as the most successful short track speed skater of all time and sending his adopted country Russia into raptures.

Ahn won the individual 500 metres titles with a perfectly timed sprint before returning to the ice about 45 minutes later to help Russia claim the men’s 5,000m relay title.

Feb 21, 2014

Ahn captures record fifth gold

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Russian short track speed skater Viktor Ahn captured a record fifth gold medal when he won the men’s 500 meter final at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Friday.

Ahn added the 500m title to the 1,000m crown he won last week to validate his reputation as one the sport’s greatest competitors, while rubbing salt into the wounds of his birthland South Korea.

Feb 21, 2014

Olympics-Short track-Ahn captures record fifth gold

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 21 (Reuters) – Russian short track speed skater Viktor Ahn captured a record fifth gold medal when he won the men’s 500 metre final at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Friday.

Ahn added the 500m title to the 1,000m crown he won last week to validate his reputation as one the sport’s greatest competitors, while rubbing salt into the wounds of his birthland South Korea.

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