All’s well that ends well for Team Canada 

Seven gold medals in last four days helps set Olympic record

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On Feb. 26 Charles Hamelin and Francois-Louis Tremblay placed first and third in the men's 500 metre short track event. The race was punctuated by a crash in the final corner that resulted in the disqualification of American skater Apolo Anton Ohno. Korean skater Si-Bak Sung was second.

A few hours later Hamelin was back on ice for the men's 5,000 metre relay finals, an event that Canada won. The team included Charles Hamelin, his brother Francois Hamelin, Jean Oliver and Francois-Louis Tremblay. Teams from South Korea and the U.S. were second and third.

In long track, Canada started off its final few days of the games with a bronze medal in the ladies' 5,000 metre by flag bearer Clara Hughes - making history as the only female athlete to win medals in four Olympic Games, including the only Canadian to win medals in both Summer and Winter Games.

The final event was the team pursuit race. On the men's side, Canada placed first as the team of Mathieux Giroux, Lucas Makowsky and Denny Morrison upset the U.S. squad of Brian Hansen, Chad Hedrick and Jonathan Kuck after trailing for most of the race. The Netherlands placed third.

Canada finished out of the medals in the ladies' team pursuit, finishing fifth. The top three spots went to Germany, Japan and Poland.



The Canadian women led by Cheryl Benard went from a 6-4 lead to a 7-6 loss in the final ends of the women's curling competition, earning the silver medal behind Sweden. China beat Switzerland to place third.

The men's team led by Kevin Martin won gold, beating Norway 6-3 in the finals. Switzerland beat Sweden to take the bronze.



Considering 22 million Canadians tuned in for the men's gold medal game, I doubt we need to go into too much detail. The Canadian women beat the U.S. 2-0 to take their third consecutive Olympic title, while the Canadian men beat the U.S. 3-2 in overtime - courtesy Sidney Crosby - to take the team's second title since 2002. It's also Canada's second title since


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