The 22nd Olympic Winter Video games in Sochi have ended. Some folks had been relieved, as a result of they may not bear this pressure any longer. Others had been unhappy that the occasion they waited for four 12 months was up. The remainder saved optimistic – there could be the 23rd Olympic Video games four years from now. Nonetheless, everybody agrees that these had been wonderful 2 weeks filled with breathtaking sports activities occasions and fierce competitors.
All in all 26 nations (the identical quantity as in Vancouver 2010) received a complete of 295 medals. The primary place in response to the overall variety of medals goes to Russia: 33 medals (13 golden, 11 silver, and 9 bronze). Nonetheless, it was fairly a shock, as a result of all through these two weeks Russia was principally in 4th-Sixth place. The final couple of days of Winter Olympics had been the turning level for Russia, when it took a number of golden medals and located itself on the highest of the desk. It’s a large progress for Russia, which was solely the 11th (15 whole) on the 2010 Winter Olympics. Norway goes the second with 11 gold, 5 silver, and 10 bronze medals (26 whole), and Canada is the third with 10 gold, 10 silver, and 5 bronze (25 whole). If counting whole medals solely, then US takes the second place and scores 28 (9 gold, 7 silver, and 12 bronze). There have been so many fascinating performances in Sochi, which literary took spectators’ breath away. As an example, the Netherlands received 23 medals out of a complete of 24 within the pace skating. All in all, there have been 36 medals handed within the pace skating, nonetheless, no different nation has received greater than three medals on this self-discipline. Norway adopted Netherlands’ instance and mastered over the cross-country snowboarding and the biathlon, the place it took 17 medals in whole. One other notable factor about Norway is that its athlete – Marit Bjoergen – turned the one present girls athlete, who received the most important variety of golden medals. Earlier than Sochi, she had three golden medals and now she holds 6 of them. USA had a superb efficiency in excessive sports activities (a complete of 12 medals in freestyle snowboarding and snowboarding).
Canadian hockey staff made an enormous triumph and took the Hockey Olympics gold. That is not all for Canadian success: it received three extra gold medals in curling. Julia Lipnitskaia, 15-year-old determine skater from Russia, captivated the viewers along with her excellent efficiency. Julia took her first Olympic gold medal ever. Nonetheless, determine skating was an entire catastrophe for US, which normally sits enthroned on this self-discipline. Sadly, US didn’t take any medal within the determine skating this 12 months. As to the medals themselves, they’re all product of ecologically clear metals that come from Russia. The manufacturing course of concerned each guide works and ultra-modern applied sciences. It took 18 hours to make one medal. Every medal is 10 mm thick, it has 100 mm diameter and weights from 460 to 531 grams. Yow will discover the official identify of the Video games inscribed in three languages (Russian, English and French) on the sting of the medal. The obverse of the medal depicts the Olympic rings, the reverse – the competitors identify and the Sochi 2014 official emblem. All in all, there have been issued 1300 such medals.