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This is part 2 of my “Best of Sochi Olympics” mini-series. Read part 1 here.
Russia won most gold (13) and most silver (11) medals with the highest overall medal count (33). Norway was second and Canada third. USA, with the largest number of athletes in Sochi, was fourth, as judged by the gold medal count. USA was 2nd in overall medal count. Final medal count (source sochi2014.com):
In addition, Sochi Paralympic Games have just ended. Russia finished with an overwhelming win: 30 gold, 80 overall medals. Congratulations to all winners!
I thought the Sochi Olympics were very well organized and spectacularly presented. The observers noted the impeccable quality of skating, skiing and other facilities. And of course, the Opening Ceremony, but to me, especially the Closing Ceremony, were simply spectacular and mesmerizing. More about the Closing Ceremony below! Continue reading