NOTEBOOK : Kariya’s Destination After the Olympics? Boston . . . For Rest

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Hundreds of thousands of Norwegians celebrated Sunday as the host nation finished the Games with 26 medals, the most by any country.

Germany, with its first- and third-place finishes in the four-man bobsled, was second in the medal standings, ahead of Russia, with 24. Russia finished with 23 but had the most golds, 11, to 10 for Norway and nine for Germany.

The United States finished tied for fifth with Canada with 13, behind Italy, which had 20. It was the United States’ best performance at a Winter Games.



Six of the U.S. medals were gold, two by speedskater Bonnie Blair, and one each by speedskaters Cathy Turner and Dan Jansen, and Alpine skiers Diann Roffe-Steinrotter and Tommy Moe.

Times staff writer Robyn Norwood contributed to this notebook.