Olympic Digest

BY foxsports • March 1, 2010

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OLY--CLOSING CEREMONY

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - They were the resilient Winter Games. Sixteen days after they began with death of a luger in a practice-run crash, the Olympics end in euphoria, a tribute to the staying power of the Canadian organizers and athletes. By National Writer David Crary. MOVED.

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OLY--HKO-CANADA-US

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Sidney Crosby sized up goalie Ryan Miller and delivered hockey gold to a nation that not only craved it, but demanded it, too. Silver wouldn't satisfy. Not in this sport and not in these Olympics. By Ira Podell. MOVED.

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OLY--HKO-CANADA-LUONGO'S GOLD

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Roberto Luongo waited his entire career for a chance to step out of the Martin Brodeur's shadow, between the pipes and into a championship-game spotlight. He finally got that opportunity on the Olympic stage, in his hometown NHL arena, no less. By Kevin Woodley.

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OLY--OLYMPIC RDP

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Sidney Crosby scored the winning goal in overtime to give Canada a 3-2 victory over the United States in perhaps the most important game in the history of this hockey-obsessed nation. And by winning the final event of the Vancouver Olympics, Canada earned its 14th gold medal - the most by any country at any Winter Olympics. By Jaime Aron. MOVED.

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OLY--XXC-MEN'S 50K FOLO

WHISTLER, British Columbia - Despite a miserable start, Norway's Petter Northug is still the king. The Norwegian blew past Germany's Axel Teichmann near the finish line for the second time in a week, using his trademark sprint to win his second gold medal and fourth medal overall of the games. By Mattias Karen. MOVED.

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OLY--HKO-YOUNG US-FUTURE

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Without American Patrick Kane, the unforgettable gold-medal game of the Vancouver Olympics would have never gone to overtime. Lost in all of Sunday's unforgettable drama was that Kane, the youngest player on the U.S. team, extended the game, stopping a stunned Crosby from scoring on a breakaway late in regulation. By Gregg Bell. MOVED.

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OLY--MEDALS RACE

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Heading into the Vancouver Olympics, Canadian and U.S. sports officials said they hoped for a spirited, head-to-head showdown at the top of medals table. In record-breaking fashion, they got their wish. By National Writer David Crary. MOVED.

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OLY--LEGACY OF A TRACK

WHISTLER, British Columbia - There was tragedy and triumph. And in between, there were crashes and questions about the safety of the treacherous Whistler Sliding Center track, an Olympic venue facing an uncertain future following the Vancouver Games. By Tom Withers. MOVED.

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