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18:20 Canadian men's ice hockey team wins the last gold at Sochi Winter Olympics.
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18:06 Russia’s Olympic results to stimulate development of sport in Russia, says Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko.
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15:48 Russian team wins gold in four-man bobsleigh.
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15:36 Winter Olympics closing ceremony to leave feeling of tender sadness, says the ceremony’s chief creative producer and script author, Konstantin Ernst.
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15:07 Russian skiers win gold, silver and bronze in mass start free.
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13:33 Russia first in Olympic medal count at Sochi.
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13:25 Two-times Olympic champion skater Maxim Trankov to bear Russia’s flag at closing ceremony.
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07:58 IOC disqualifies Ukraine’s Olympic skier Lisogor over doping abuse.
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06:45 Three sets of medals up for grabs on closing day of Sochi Winter Olympics.
05:33 Snowboard, biathlon golds put Russia on top of Sochi Olympics medal count.