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Update from SOCHI

Feb 20th, 2014 - Sports News

Women's hockey Gold Medal game

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The game everyone knew was coming is finally here. The Canadians and the Americans play for the gold medal in women's hockey today in a matchup of the two dominant powers in the sport. It's the fourth time in five Winter Games they've met for the Olympic championship.

Women's free skate

— American Gracie Gold is in fourth place entering today's free skate in women's figure skating at the Winter Games. Gold is within striking distance of defending two-time gold medal winner Yuna Kim of South Korea. Russia's Adelina Sotnikova is just behind Kim in the standings, followed by Carolina Kostner of Italy, then Gold.

Speedskating dissension

— U.S. speedskater Maria Lamb has blasted U.S. Speedskating after her last-place showing in the women's 5,000 meters, the latest in a string of disappointing results for the Americans. The U.S. team has yet to win a medal in Sochi, and Lamb says it's much deeper than just the controversy over the high-tech skinsuits that were dumped midway through the games. The team arrived at Sochi with high hopes, but so far, the best finish is seventh, with only two races left.

French sweep medals in skicross at Sochi Games

— Jean Frederic Chapuis led the first French medals sweep in Winter Olympics history, taking gold while Arnaud Bovolenta won silver and Jonathan Midol walked away with bronze.

— Cross-country ski specialist Magnus Moan made up a 25-second deficit on the first leg and Norway outdueled Germany and defending champion Austria to win Olympic gold in the Nordic combined team event.

— Britain won the bronze medal in women's curling by beating Switzerland 6-5.

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