• It was a disappointing day for U.S. Men’s Hockey as the Americans came out still hurting from Friday’s loss to Canada and got blasted 5-0 by Finland. To say this was unexpected would be a lie. While Americans were hopeful the U.S. could rebound from its loss to Canada, it was clear that disappointment was too much to overcome. On the flipside, if you’re a big Teemu Selanne fan, this was a nice outcome for one of the Games’ oldest hockey participants.
• Mario Matt became the oldest Alpine champion in Olympic history when he took gold for Austria in the men's slalom. Matt turns 35 in April and bests Norwegian skiing great Kjetil Andre Aamodt, who was 34 years, 170 days when he won the super-G at the 2006 Turin Olympics.
• South Korea is protesting the results of women’s figure skating where Russian Adelina Sotnikova won gold and South Korea – and reigning gold medalist - Yuna Kim finished second. There’s been a lot of controversy surrounding the judging during the free skate as even announcers questioned the high scores Sotnikova received following her program. However, Sotnikova has said she thinks she deserved to win and, as Yahoo’s Dan Wetzel writes, South Korea might just need to get over this one.
• Russia’s gold medal in the Olympic biathlon relay marked its seventh in the sport, which is an Olympic record. Anton Shipulin outpaced Germany, Austria and Norway on the final lap to give the Russians the record.
• With only three medal competitions remaining -- four-man bobsled, men's biathlon 50K mass start and Canada-Sweden in men's hockey – Russia leads in overall medals with 29 followed by the United States and Canada, which both have 27. Russia is also tied with Norway with 11 gold medals.
The No. 3 Canada bobsled team crashes during heats on Saturday. Everyone walked away (yay for helmets), but the crash sparked some pretty dramatic reactions from competitor Great Britain.
"I'm kind of embarrassed where we're at now."
- U.S. defenseman Ryan Suter following the 5-0 loss to Finland in the men’s hockey bronze medal game.
• Canada and Sweden square off for men’s hockey gold. Canada won the gold in Vancouver in 2010 and Sweden in Turin in 2006. The last time these two teams met for gold was during the 1994 Lillehammer Games where Sweden won in a shootout.
• Four-man bobsled concludes with its final two runs of the Olympics. The American team led by Steven Holcomb is currently fourth, 17 seconds back of the Russian team led by Alexander Zubkov.
• The final skiing event will be the men’s cross-country mass start, which is a 50k event. Norway’s Petter Northug Jr., is the reigning gold medalist.
• The Sochi Olympics conclude with the closing ceremonies in which Sochi will pass the torch to Pyeongchang, South Korea, host of the 2018 Games.
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