With their country torn by civil strife, the women of the Ukraine 4x6km biathlon team paid tribute in the best way they could: by winning gold.
Ukraine's four relay members led from the beginning of the race, and finished in a total of 1 hour, 10 minutes, 2.5 seconds. The team outlasted Russia by just 26.4 seconds, with Norway taking the bronze.
The victory marks the first medal for Ukraine in the Winter Olympics since Oksana Baiul won gold in figure skating in 1994 at Lillehammer.
— Jay Busbee