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Warm finale to icy games

  • February 27th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

Sochi closer 2In the end the home team did the country proud, finishing the Sochi Winter Olympics at the top of the medals table.

Totally acclaimed, Russia emerged with 13 gold medals, 11 Silver, 9 bronze – 33 in all.

Whereas the weight of the respective medals affects the aggregate worth of each individual tally, the order as listed here saw the early leaders Norway in second place with 26 medals; then Canada, who had tremendous successes this time, (especially in getting back-to-back Olympic Gold in their own favourite ruff-and-tuff hockey on ice), with 25; the United States 28, and The Netherlands 24.

After those top five, scroll down and down, to find the Australians at number 24 with their two silver medals and one bronze.  Despite disappointments among the medals contenders, several athletes looked to be laying out investments for the future; chalking up good Personal Bests or edging into Top Tens for their events.

See the medals table:   …

Sochi closer 1The closing party (23.2.14) saw a celebration of culture of the host country, as is something of a tradition, and in this case marked by brilliance, in the light-works, music and dance.

Crowds loved the joke: Circling dancers made good one of the lit-up Olympic rings that went dud during the Opening ceremony a fortnight before.

The Winter Paralympics are set for Sochi, commencing 7.3.14.


Australian Olympic team Sochi 2014, 7-23 February – home;