Day 16 was Canada’s last chance to collect Olympic hardware — and they delivered. Canada will finish the Games ranked third overall — behind Russia and Norway — with 10 gold medals, 10 silver and 5 bronze, for a total of 25. This is just one shy of Vancouver’s record performance when Canada collected 26 medals including 14 gold.
Gold for Canada’s men’s hockey team
Team Canada shut out Sweden in the gold medal final, winning 3-0. Sweden was considered a gold medal favourite heading into the Olympics while Canada, the defending gold medalist from Vancouver, had not won a medal in men’s hockey at a European-based Winter Games since it took silver in 1994 at Lillehammer.
Men’s 50 km mass start free
Canadian Alex Harvey was in fourth place going into Sunday’s cross-country ski event but finished a 19th with Canadian teammate Ivan Babikov coming directly behind in 20th.
Men’s Four-Man Bobsleigh
It was a disappointing conclusion for Canada. The medal hopefuls, Canada 3, were out of medal contention after an unfortunate crash yesterday. The team let some junior members race today so they could earn some Olympics experience and did not qualify for the final heat. Canada 2 finished in ninth place and Canada 1 finished in 13th.
The Games of the 22nd Olympiad come to a close starting at 11 a.m. ET. Bobsledders Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse have been named Canada’s flag-bearers for the closing ceremonies.