Final medals awarded in Sochi

The Winter Olympics in Sochi are History.

Russia brought the games “full circle” with a display at the closing ceremonies. A group of performers are making fun of that now infamous glitch during the opening ceremonies when one of the Olympic Rings failed to form.

But just hours before the ceremony, the final medals were still being handed out.

Canada still rules the hockey world. The Canadian men’s team won the gold medal, beating Sweden 3-0. It’s the second straight medal for the Canadian men’s hockey team.

With Canada’s victory, Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron gets another gold medal, while Loui Eriksson settles for silver in his Olympic Debut. Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask also won the bronze after Finland crushed the U.S. 5-0 in Saturday’s game.

Melrose bobsledder Steve Langton adds another bronze medal to his tally. He was part of the team that finished third in Sunday’s four-man bobsled event. Langton and Steve Holcomb also earned the bronze in the two-man event last week.

One final check of the medal count:

The U.S. had a strong showing throughout the Olympics, but it was the host country who came out on top. Russia finished the Winter Games with 33 medals, 13 of them gold.

The U.S. was second, with 28 medals overall, 9 of them gold.

Norway rounded out the top three with 26 medals, 11 of them gold.

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