The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games – Day 14 – Highlights

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Hello everyone!!! We won Silver!!!  I’m in much excitement at this stage as Scott Andrews won us a Silver in the Curling event today. However, I was gutted to hear our Speed Skating athlete, Elise Christie was disqualified, but no one can blame her now, not ever after all the pressure and abusive tweets she received on Twitter.

In honesty, I feel sorry for Elise because she doesn’t deserve to be treated as such like that on Twitter. I understand with Twitter anyone can say what they want, even if it sounds rude and is deemed offensive, but it doesn’t necessarily mean anyone will get away with what is said. Elise Christie is a brave, young athlete who has taken this kind of amoral behaviour and still carried on and was determined not to go down without a fight.

Now that the hope of all the troubles of Twitter dies down, I wanted to write a quick summary which highlights and rounds off the events of today:

  • GB’s flagbearer Jon Eley goes out in the 500m Semis.
  • Canada defeated Team GB with a score of 9-3 in the men’s Curling final to win Gold.
  • Elise Christie was disqualified for the third time in this year’s Winter Olympic Games, and was also penalised after a collision in the 1,000m Semis.
  • Great Britain won Silver for Team GB’s fourth medal in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
  • Canada and Sweden are now through to the men’s Ice Hockey final.

Before I round today’s event highlights off for the night, I wanted to conclude by providing the updated medal results, with countries ranging from lowest to highest in the medal table:

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Norway 10 4 8 22
2 Russian Fed. 9 10 7 26
3 Canada 9 10 5 24
4 United States 9 7 11 27
5 Germany 8 4 4 16
6 Netherlands 6 7 9 22
7 Switzerland 6 3 2 11
8 Belarus 5 0 1 6
9 France 4 4 7 15
10 Poland 4 0 0 4
11 China 3 4 2 9
12 Korea 3 2 2 7
13 Austria 2 7 3 12
14 Sweden 2 6 6 14
15 Czech Republic 2 4 2 8
16 Slovenia 2 1 4 7
17 Japan 1 4 3 8
18 Finland 1 3 0 4
19 Great Britain 1 1 2 4
20 Ukraine 1 0 1 2
21 Slovakia 1 0 0 1
22 Italy 0 2 6 8
23 Australia 0 2 1 3
24 Latvia 0 1 2 3
25 Croatia 0 1 0 1
26 Kazakhstan 0 0 1 1
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