SOCHI, Russia — Canada arrived at the Olympic Games in Sochi with an ambitious goal: “to contend for the No. 1 spot in medals won.”
Those were the words of Canadian Olympic Committee president Marcel Aubut. With just two days of competition left, it doesn’t look like Canada will finish the Sochi Games at the top of the medals table. But with another four medals on Friday — including gold in men’s curling and women’s skicross — it’s tough to argue our country’s athletes haven’t been in contention for that honour.
Canadians had won 24 medals heading into the final weekend of competition, with a 25th guaranteed to come Sunday thanks to the men’s hockey team.
Canada sits third overall in the overall medal count, behind just the U.S. (27) and Russia (26) and is in a three-way tie in the gold-medal standings (9) with the U.S. and Russia. Only Norway, with 10, has more gold medals.