- Associated Press - Saturday, February 22, 2014

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Canada and Russia are tightening the race at the top of the Sochi Games medal standings, each one gold away from first place with only 10 events left.

Canada was the biggest medal mover on Friday with four medals, including golds in men’s curling and women’s ski cross. Russia was right behind with three medals, including two men’s short track golds.

After going a week without winning any golds, Canada has picked up five gold medals over the last three days of competition, while Russia won four.

Nine countries won medals on Saturday, with the United States continuing its streak as the only country to win medals on each day they were awarded.

Seven events were expected to finish Saturday, while a bronze medal game was scheduled in men’s hockey between the United States and Finland.

- By Oskar Garcia - Twitter https://twitter.com/oskargarcia


Associated Press reporters are filing dispatches about happenings in and around Sochi during the 2014 Winter Games. Follow AP journalists covering the Olympics on Twitter: https://apne.ws/1c3WMiu

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