Germany’s Maria Riesch wins second gold medal

Germany’s Maria Riesch collected her second gold medal in these Olympics by finishing first in the ladies Slalom with a time of 1:42.89.  Riesch also won gold this year in the Ladies Super Combined Slalom. After finishing the first run in third place, Austria’s Marlies Schild pushed her way up to second and received a […]

Finland advances to semis with win over the Czech Republic

Niklas Hagman took advantage of an equipment malfunction to score the game-winner and Mikka Kiprusoff made 31 saves for the shutout as Finland defeated the Czech Republic 2-0 in quarter-final action at the Vancouver Olympic Games. Finland will now face the United States in the semifinals for a chance to make it back to the […]

Sweden victorious in cross country relay

Sweden continued its cross country skiing dominance by catching its third gold medal in this Olympics, this time in the men’s 4 X 10 kilometre relay. The team of Daniel Rickardsson, Johan Olsson, Andres Sodergren and Marcus Hellner may have finished the first leg in third place, but after improving to first after the second […]

Groves wins silver, second medal of Games

If anyone can appreciate a silver lining, it’s Kristina Groves. The Ottawa native and gold medal favourite won silver in the 1,500m on Sunday, just 0.25 seconds behind Irene Wust of the Netherlands. The Dutchwoman blazed a trail to gold in a time of 1:56.89. Martina Sablikova of the Czech Republic took the bronze. It was the […]

Russia bounces back from Slovak loss to beat Czech

  The Russian team was desperate to atone for another disappointing Olympic defeat, and were successful, beating the Czech Republic 4-2 on Sunday afternoon at Canada Hockey Place. With the victory, Russia clinched first place in Group B and earned a trip directly to the quarter finals.   Neither team had surrendered a first-period goal […]