Finland captain Teemu Selanne kisses his bronze medal at the Bolshoy Ice Dome after defeating the U.S., 5-0.

Ducks' Teemu Selanne of Finland named Olympic hockey MVP

SOCHI, Russia — Teemu Selanne continued to rack up honors after he and his Finnish teammates won bronze medals at the Sochi Olympic hockey tournament.

Selanne, who scored two goals Saturday to lead Finland past the U.S., 5-0, in the semifinals and earn his fourth Olympic medal in his sixth and final Games, was voted the most valuable player of the  tournament. He also was voted to the all-star team by the media.

The Ducks right wing, 43, had four goals and six points in six games to increase his career Olympic scoring record to 43 points.

“Right on. Good for him,” Ducks teammate Ryan Getzlaf said. “That’s awesome, I’m excited for him.”

The rest of the all-star team:

Goal: Henrik Lundqvist, Sweden.

Defense: Erik Karlsson, Sweden; Drew Doughty, Canada.

Forwards: Selanne; Phil Kessel, U.S., Mikael Granlund, Finland.

The International Ice Hockey Federation’s Directorate Awards went to Kessel, Karlson and Canada goalie Carey Price.

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2014 Winter Olympics closing ceremony

Olympics closing ceremony live: Tchaikovsky and fireworks

The 2014 Winter Olympics closing ceremony has ended in Sochi, Russia. Tchaikovsky and fireworks marked the final moments of the proceedings Sunday.

The Olympic flag was handed over by Sochi's mayor to the mayor of Pyeongchang, South Korea, host of the next Winter Olympics, and a huge animatronic bear, one of the mascots to these Games, blew out the flame in a version of the Olympic cauldron.


International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach spoke to the crowd, commending Russia and President Vladimir Putin for their hosting of the Games, praising "a new Russia ... efficient and friendly, open to a new world."

Sunday's closing spectacle included a clever reference to the opening-ceremony snag in which one of the Olympic rings did not open.

Dancers created the rings, with one closed. Would it open? After a long pause, it did. As they did at the opening of the Games, each nation's athletes paraded in. Despite a devastating loss to Canada, the U.S. women's...

The 2014 Winter Olympics closing ceremony ended with a blast of fireworks.

2014 Winter Olympics closing ceremony

Canada's Sidney Crosby scores past Sweden goalie Henrik Lundqvist as Sweden's Loui Eriksson looks on.

Sochi Olympics: Canada is golden again with win over Sweden in hockey

SOCHI, Russia — Sidney Crosby again proved that he’s a big-time, big-game scorer.

Crosby, held without a goal in Canada’s first five games at the Sochi Olympics hockey tournament, scored on a breakaway in the second period of Sunday’s gold medal game against Sweden to cement Canada’s 3-0 victory at the Bolshoy Ice dome and clinch its second consecutive Olympic title.

Crosby scored the “golden goal” at Vancouver in 2010, scoring in overtime against the U.S. This time, Canada didn’t need to go to sudden-death play to become the first repeat men’s Olympic champion since the old Soviet Union teams won in 1984 and 1988.

Jonathan Toews scored in the first period — set up by Kings forward Jeff Carter — and Crosby extended the lead to 2-0 in the second. Chris Kunitz added an insurance goal in the third, after a giveaway by Sweden’s Daniel Sedin.

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The U.S. four-man bobsled team won the bronze medal on Sunday.

Sochi Olympics: Russia wins gold, U.S. bronze in four-man bobsled

SOCHI, Russia -- Alexander Zubkov was given a daunting assignment for his home Olympics. His task: Take to Russian ice and make history, against drivers who have been beating him for years.

Do svidaniya, world!

Zubkov was uncatchable.

He drove Russia to victory in the four-man bobsled race Sunday, adding that gold to his two-man from earlier in the Sochi Games and making him the sixth pilot to sweep those events at an Olympics. Until now, no one had ever achieved that feat on home ice, but this track was built for Zubkov and he proved to be its master.

So, history for Russia.

History for Latvia and the United States, as well.

Oskars Melbardis of Latvia drove to the silver medal, matching his nation's best showing in a Winter Olympic event. And 2010 four-man champion Steven Holcomb of Park City, Utah, piloted USA-1 to bronze, ceding his Olympic title but winning his third career medal -- tying the most by any U.S. bobsledder -- and giving his nation seven sliding medals at the Sochi Games,...

Gold medalist Jean Frederic Chapuis (green) leads the pack in the ski cross final on Thursday at the Sochi Olympics.

Arbitration panel dismisses appeals on legality of French skiers suits

SOCHI, Russia -- The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) dismissed appeals from Canada and Slovenia regarding the legality of the suits worn by the three French athletes who swept the medals in men's ski cross.

CAS heard the appeals in the early morning hours and issued a one-paragraph ruling on Sunday afternoon. It said that additional details would follow.

The respective sports organizations alleged that just before the four-man final that "French support staff changed the shaping of the lower-leg suits of the riders, creating an aerodynamic effect."

A protest was lodged with the International Ski Federation (FIS) but the FIS competition jury said that the protest was not filed on time after the race.

France's Jean Frederic Chapuis won the gold, Arnaud Bovolenta took the silver and Jonathan Midol got the bronze while Brady Leman of Canada was fourth in the final on Thursday.

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Gold medalist Alexander Legkov (3) is flanked team silver medalist Maxim Vylegzhanin (7) and bronze medalist Ilia Chernousov (8) as they celebrate a Russian sweep of the men's cross-country 50-kilometer mass start race Sunday at the Sochi Olympics.

Russians sweep men's cross-country 50-kilometer mass start race

SOCHI, Russia -- Alexander Legkov led a Russian sweep of the men's 50-kilometer cross-country race Sunday, giving the host nation its first gold medal in the sport at the Sochi Olympics.

Legkov won a four-way sprint to the finish at the end of the freestyle mass-start race, pulling away from teammates Maxim Vylegzhanin and Ilia Chernousov on the final straight.

On a perfect final day for the hosts, Vylegzhanin was second after beating Chernousov in a photo finish, 0.7 seconds behind Legkov. Martin Johnsrud Sundby of Norway was fourth, 1 second behind the winner.

The sweep cemented Russia's position atop the medals table of the Sochi Games, with 12 golds and 32 medals overall.

Russia had fallen short of expectations in the cross-country competition until the final race, with only two silver medals from the men's relay and team sprint events.

But like the country's biathlon team — which won the concluding men's relay for its first gold on Saturday — the Russians got it...

Austrian cross-country skier Johannes Duerr, who has tested positive for the blood-booster EPO, competes in the skiathlon competition at the Winter Games last week.

Johannes Duerr becomes fifth athlete to fail doping test at Sochi Olympics

SOCHI, Russia -- Austrian cross-country skier Johannes Duerr was kicked out of the Sochi Olympics on Sunday after testing positive for EPO. It is the fifth doping case — and most serious so far — at the Winter Games.

“It is a black day for us,” Austrian Olympic Committee President Karl Stoss said at a news conference on the final day of the games.

Duerr finished eighth in the men's skiathlon on Feb. 9 and was tested seven days later in Austria, where he had flown back for training. He returned to Sochi and had been scheduled to compete in the 50-kilometer mass start Sunday, the final cross-country event.

“We are shocked by this announcement and took the appropriate measures right away,” Stoss said in a statement. “We've told the athlete and informed him about his rights, his accreditation has been pulled and he has been excluded from the Olympic team with immediate effect. Duerr is already on his way home.”

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Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf, battling in the corner with Norway's Jonas Holoes during a gamer earlier in the Olympic hockey tournament, and Canada will play for the gold medal Sunday against Sweden.

Television schedule for the 2014 Sochi Olympics

All times are Pacific.


Ch. 4: 3:30-7 a.m. — Men’s Hockey - Gold Medal Final (LIVE IN ALL TIME ZONES)

Ch. 4: 2-6 p.m. — Men’s Cross-Country - 50km Freestyle Gold Medal Final; Four-Man Bobsled - Gold Medal Final Runs

Ch. 4: 7-8 p.m. — Sochi Gold

Ch. 4: 8-11 p.m. — Closing Ceremony

Ch. 4: 11:35 p.m.-3:30 a.m. — Primetime Encore

NBCSN: 1-4 a.m. — Four-Man Bobsled - Gold Medal Final Runs (LIVE)

NBCSN: 2-4 p.m. — Game of the Day: Hockey


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