Saturday, February 27, 2010

Canada Wins 13th Gold Medal at 2010 Olympics

Feb. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Canada added three more Olympic titles in men’s curling, team speedskating and snowboarding to tie a record for the most gold medals in a Winter Olympics.

Canada can set a record for gold medals by beating the U.S. tomorrow’s men’s hockey, the final event of the Games. Germany ranks second with 10 gold medals after it won the women’s team pursuit speedskating race today. The U.S. has nine golds after capturing its first Olympic title in the four-man bobsled since 1948.

The U.S. now has 36 medals, tying the Winter Games record set by Germany in 2002. The U.S. is guaranteed to break the tie tomorrow in the gold medal hockey game.

Germany is second with 29 medals, followed by Canada with 25 and Norway with 22.

Canada’s 13 gold medals are also the most by an Olympic host, topping the 10 by the U.S. in Salt Lake City eight years ago and Norway at the 1994 Lillehammer Games.

Canada's Anderson wins snowboarding gold medal.

Canada wins gold in men's speedskating pursuit.

Canada wins gold in men's curling with a 6-3 win over Norway.

It was Canada’s 25th medal of the Olympics, surpassing its Turin total of 24, and making it Canada’s best-ever Winter Olympic performance.

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