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Olympics: Canada Emphasizes Hockey Dominance against U.S.

The medal count didn’t move from Wednesday to Thursday morning in the top three. Norway remains at the top of the podium, with 29 medals and 14 golds, the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) follows with 26 medals and five golds, and Germany brings up the rear with 22 medals and 10 golds.

The United States stayed close behind, remaining in No. 4 place, holding 21 medals with 8 golds.

Canada women win hockey gold, beat U.S.

The Canadian women’s hockey team closed out their 2022 Olympics by completing their goal: winning gold. The Canadians finally got their revenge against the U.S. after losing in the 2018 final, winning 3-2.

Good goalkeeping kept Canada in the game as the United States put 40 shots on goal against Canada’s 21. The victors went up early, scoring all their three goals unanswered in the first two periods. The United States tried to respond, able to put on one goal each in the second and third periods, but ran out of time necessary to mount a comeback.

Both nations peaked in hockey in the women’s competition: they’ve already lost in the quarterfinals of the men’s tournament. The United States and Canada will just have to wait for 2026 for another hockey medal.

Looking at Day 16

U.S. men’s curling started Wednesday with a win over Denmark to advance to the curling semifinals. However, they fell to Great Britain Thursday morning, 8-4. The U.S. will play Canada in the bronze medal match.

Switzerland got off to a hot start, winning two medals in the women’s combined skiing competition. Michelle Gisin won gold while Wendy Goldener won silver. In women’s ski cross, Sandra Naeslund of Sweden beat out Canada’s Marielle Thompson for the gold. Men’s nordic combined finished off the ski competition as Norway won the men’s team competition.

In speed skating, Japan’s Miho Takagi won the women’s 1000m, her fourth medal of the games.

Figure skating concluded the day where the ROC’s Kamila Valieva was shocked as she placed No. 4 in the women’s singles contest. Valieva won the ROC the gold medal in team skate as she made Olympic history at 15, but later tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. The Olympic committee permitted her to continue to compete, though it wouldn’t ultimately matter as she lost to her own teammates, Anna Shcherbakova and Aleksandra Trusova, who won gold and silver.

Going into Day 17

Skiing kicks off the action on Thursday night, with the women’s halfpipe final at 8:30 p.m. The men’s ski cross begins at 10:45 p.m. with the seeding round and finishes at 2:10 a.m. with the final. The biathlon also has two events, the women’s 12.5km mass starts at 2:00 a.m., and the men’s15km mass starts at 4:00 a.m.

In curling, the United States plays Canada for the bronze medal at 1:05 a.m.

Skating follows, with the men’s 100om at 3:30 a.m. The pair’s competition starts in figure skating with the short program at 5:30 a.m.

Bobsled closes a fairly quiet day with the two-woman competition. The first run comes at 7:00 a.m. while the second finishes the day at 8:30 a.m.

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