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Olympics: Sochi Winter Olympics podiums - collated

Sochi Winter Olympics podiums on Sunday, the final day of the 2014 Games (after three of three gold medal events): MEN ICE HOCKEY Gold: Canada Silver: Sweden Bronze: Finland NORDIC SKIING 50km Gold: Alexander Legkov (RUS) Silver: Maxim Vylegzhanin (RUS) Bronze: Ilia Chernousov (RUS) BOBSLEIGH Four-man Gold: Russia (Alexander Zubkov, Alexey Negodaylo, Dmitry Trunenkov, Alexey Voevoda)

Zubkov completes double with four-man gold

By Justin Palmer ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) - Russian Alexander Zubkov secured a golden finale for the Sochi Games hosts on Sunday by adding the Olympic four-man bobsleigh crown to his two-man title. Zubkov, watched by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, held on to his slim overnight lead to take gold by nine hundredths of a second ahead of Latvia's Oskars Melbardis.

Olympics: Sochi Winter Olympics podiums - 1st update

Sochi Winter Olympics podiums on Sunday (after two of three gold medal events): MEN NORDIC SKIING 50km Gold: Alexander Legkov (RUS) Silver: Maxim Vylegzhanin (RUS) Bronze: Ilia Chernousov (RUS) BOBSLEIGH Four-man Gold: Russia (Alexander Zubkov, Alexey Negodaylo, Dmitry Trunenkov, Alexey Voevoda) Silver: Latvia (Oskars Melbardis, Daumants Dreiskens, Arvis Vilkaste, Janis Strenga) Bronze: United States (Steven Holcomb, Curtis Tomasevicz, Steven Langton, Christopher Fogt) afp

Olympics: Sochi Winter Olympics podiums - 1st update

Sochi Winter Olympics podiums on Sunday (after two of three gold medal events): MEN NORDIC SKIING 50km Gold: Alexander Legkov (RUS) Silver: Maxim Vylegzhanin (RUS) Bronze: Ilia Chernousov (RUS) BOBSLEIGH Four-man Gold: Russia (Alexander Zubkov, Alexey Negodaylo, Dmitry Trunenkov, Alexey Voevoda) Silver: Latvia (Oskars Melbardis, Daumants Dreiskens, Arvis Vilkaste, Janis Strenga) Bronze: United States (Steven Holcomb, Curtis Tomasevicz, Steven Langton, Christopher Fogt) afp

(Olympics) S. Korean bobsledders hoping to close out Olympics on positive note

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 23 (Yonhap) -- South Korean men's bobsleigh teams are hoping to close out the Sochi Winter Olympics on a positive note on Sunday, the final day of the quadrennial extravaganza. A pair of four-man teams, one led by the pilot Won Yun-jong and the other by the pilot Kim Dong-hyun, ranked 20th and 29th among 30 teams after their first two races on Saturday. They are back for the final two races, and the combined times after all four races will determine the final standings.

(Olympics) S. Korean bobsledders hoping to close out Olympics on positive note

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 23 (Yonhap) -- South Korean men's bobsleigh teams are hoping to close out the Sochi Winter Olympics on a positive note on Sunday, the final day of the quadrennial extravaganza. A pair of four-man teams, one led by the pilot Won Yun-jong and the other by the pilot Kim Dong-hyun, ranked 20th and 29th among 30 teams after their first two races on Saturday. They are back for the final two races, and the combined times after all four races will determine the final standings.

Jamaican bobsled team aims to make the move from novelty act to Olympic contender

SOCHI, Russia - The Jamaican bobsled team was the life of the party once again at the Winter Olympics, laughing and joking its way through a trip to Sochi that was fraught with enough financial hardship and travel hijinks to film a sequel to "Cool Runnings." They remain as lovable as ever, drawing big crowds wherever they went in Sochi. But they almost never got here at all. And after a 29th-place finish in the two-man competition with a 46-year-old driver, the program faces an uncertain future as it tries to move from novelty act to legitimate medal contender.

Olympics: Bobsleigh pilot Holcomb in fitness race

US pilot Steven Holcomb is undergoing acupuncture and laser therapy treatment in a race against time to be fit for the four-man bobsleigh event starting on Saturday. Holcomb suffered a calf muscle injury during the two-man competition earlier in the Games but still managed to win the bronze medal with brakeman Steven Langton. "I'm trying to take it easy," said the 33-year-old pilot of USA-1. "I need to be as close to 100 percent on race day as possible. I took a couple of steps but I'm not putting a lot of pressure on it.

Olympics: 'Bobsleigh minister' Zubkov eyes further glory

Russian bobsleigh veteran Alexander Zubkov has spoken of his burning desire to win a second Olympic gold in Sochi after coming out of retirement following a brief stint as a sports minister. The 39-year-old pilot retired in 2010 following a fall-out with bobsleigh federation chiefs and accepted the position of sports minister for the Irkutsk region in Siberia. But he spent just several months in the post, resuming his sporting career after a change at the top of the federation, saying he was unable to live without the adrenaline.

Olympics: 'Bobsleigh minister' Zubkov eyes further glory

Russian bobsleigh veteran Alexander Zubkov has spoken of his burning desire to win a second Olympic gold in Sochi after coming out of retirement following a brief stint as a sports minister. The 39-year-old pilot retired in 2010 following a fall-out with bobsleigh federation chiefs and accepted the position of sports minister for the Irkutsk region in Siberia. But he spent just several months in the post, resuming his sporting career after a change at the top of the federation, saying he was unable to live without the adrenaline.
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