5 things to know about the Sochi Olympics

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 23, 2014 at 8:31 am •  Published: February 23, 2014
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GOLD MEDAL HOCKEY: The final medals of the Sochi Games were awarded at a men's hockey final between Canada and Sweden, with Canada winning gold after beating Sweden 3-0. Sweden took home silver. The game lacked the excited atmosphere of games played by Russia, the hockey-loving host nation.

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DUERR DOPING CASE: Austrian cross-country skier Johannes Duerr was kicked out of the games after testing positive for the blood booster EPO. It is the fifth doping case — and most serious so far — at the Olympics. Austrian Olympic Committee President Karl Stoss called it a "black day" for the country's sports program. Duerr finished eighth in the men's skiathlon Feb. 9 and was tested seven days later in Austria, where he had flown back for training.

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