Sunday, February 28, 2010

Going into Sunday...

The Canadian Press: The host country at the Vancouver Games jumped into the record books Saturday with a total of 13 gold medals -- an all-time, all-season best that matched the most top-tier podium finishes by any nation in a Winter Olympics.

Canada won three golds in one day for the first time ever in a Winter Games... In terms of gold medals alone, the three on Saturday gave Canada the record for a host nation at a Winter Games -- previously 10, won by the US in Salt Lake City in 2002 and by Norway in Lillehammer in 1994.

Ten was also Canada's own benchmark for most golds claimed at an Olympics, summer or winter, established in Los Angeles in 1984.

Canada now shares the all-time biggest crop of gold medals for any country in a Winter Olympics with Norway in 2002 and the Soviet Union in 1976, and has a chance to outstrip it Sunday in the men's hockey final versus the United States.
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