The Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games | The Closing Ceremony in Review

Hello again everyone. Following on from the Closing Ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games, I will now do a review based on the Closing Ceremony as it unfolded. This blog post marks the final, last ever blog post for the Commonwealth Games.

For England, we managed to come up on top of the medal table with an astounding 174 medals overall, with Australia finishing with 137 overall medals. All the other Commonwealth countries that took part in this year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow did absolutely well, given the fact that the Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games were on for just 11 days. Everyone’s excitement was at an all time high, as the medals were constantly building up for every Commonwealth country that took part.

The Closing Ceremony was absolutely wonderful, as famous acts such as Kylie and Lulu made appearances throughout the ceremony while it was slowly drawing to a close. There were a wide number of clips that took us all through a look-back over the past 11 days since the first few events got underway. Prince Imran delighted all the crowds that turned up to see the Closing Ceremony, as he branded the Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games the best Commonwealth Games ever. He went on to add: “Scotland, and Glasgow, you really have delivered in every aspect the best Games ever.”

Lulu started off the Closing Ceremony with her classical rendition of one of the most famous songs she has ever done, which was Shout. Before singing Shout, she said to everyone: “tonight is all about saying thank-you” and then she introduced the athletes of this year’s 20th Commonwealth Games that took place in Glasgow.

Many pop-up tents were in place, and with such a remarkable display, Kylie sung one of her most well-known songs, Can’t Get You Out of My Head. For Kylie Minogue to sing one of her best remembered songs like this one, this was the song that would most definitely allow everyone to remember the best of the Commonwealth Games, as this song described perfectly just how well everyone did, and I’m thankful and absolutely proud of every Commonwealth country that took part, as all of us came together as one, and also made sure that none of us would ever give up. The determination was there from the very start of the 20th Commonwealth Games, and continued all the way from the very start to the very end of the Commonwealth Games.

When you consider that the Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games would run for only 11 days, it’s a shock how all of the Commonwealth countries went from no medals to loads of medals, in an instant, time just flew so quick that it was slightly impossible to keep up with the excitement. I mean, I was absolutely excited, but the time needed to slow down. It made me laugh how the time flew, but time flies when you are having a lot of fun.

The 21st Commonwealth Games (XXI) will take place in Australia at the Gold Coast in 2018. From me, I bid a massive farewell to the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. I wonder what the next Commonwealth Games will hold for all of us come 2018. For now, bring on the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games!!!!!!!!

Thank you for viewing this final Commonwealth Games blog post :-).

Alex Smithson

The Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games | Day 11 – Highlights

YES!!!!!!!! WE WON THE GLASGOW 2014 XX COMMONWEALTH GAMES WOOHOO!!!!!!!!

Hello everyone, to mark the end of the Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games, the journey to the top is now at an end for all of us, as England have finished at the top of the medal table in first place with the final, overall amount of 174 medals (58 Gold, 59 Silver & 57 Bronze), with Australia following closely behind with the final, overall medal amount of 137 medals (49 Gold, 42 Silver & 46 Bronze).

For the final time, I will do a short, but quick summary based on the last of the Commonwealth Games event’s that just finished today as they unfolded.

  • Wales’ Thomas and England’s Armitstead wins the Cycling golds for today’s final event.
  • In Squash, Australia wins Gold in the Men’s Doubles – which marks the last ever, and final medal of the Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games.
  • England finish at the top of the medal table with 58 Golds, while Scotland finished with 19 Golds. Wales finished with 5 Golds, with Northern Ireland finishing with 2 Golds.
  • 4,750 athletes overall competed over the 11 days leading up to the Closing Ceremony today for 261 Gold medals.
  • The Closing Ceremony is due to start at 9:00PM.

For the final time, to mark a wonderful end to the Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games, here is the final, updated medal table to round off what has been one of the best Commonwealth Games for all of us.

Nations Gold Medal Count Silver Medal Count Bronze Medal Count Total Medal Count
England 58 59 57 174
Australia 49 42 46 137
Canada 32 16 34 82
India 15 30 19 64
Scotland 19 15 19 53
New Zealand 14 14 17 45
Republic of South Africa 13 10 17 40
Nigeria 11 11 14 36
Wales 5 11 20 36
Kenya 10 10 5 25
Jamaica 10 4 8 22
Malaysia 6 7 6 19
Singapore 8 5 4 17
Northern Ireland 2 3 7 12
Cyprus 2 4 2 8
Trinidad & Tobago 0 3 5 8
Cameroon 1 3 3 7
Uganda 1 0 4 5
Pakistan 0 3 1 4
Bahamas 0 2 1 3
Samoa 0 2 1 3
Namibia 0 1 2 3
Papua New Guinea 2 0 0 2
Ghana 0 0 2 2
Zambia 0 0 2 2
Grenada 1 0 1 2
Mozambique 0 1 1 2
Mauritius 0 1 1 2
Bangladesh 0 1 0 1
Isle of Man 0 1 0 1
Nauru 0 1 0 1
Sri Lanka 0 1 0 1
Barbados 0 0 1 1
Fiji 0 0 1 1
Saint Lucia 0 0 1 1

The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games | Day 2 – Highlights

Hello everyone, my apologies for the delay, the internet was acting up a bit, but not to worry, I will still cover the highlights of yesterday’s events as they unfolded, plus I will also give a quick summary based on the events that took place yesterday.

The success from Thursday’s events carried on for England as we earned ourselves more Golds in a wide variety of the different Commonwealth events. Joanna Rowsell won Gold for England, while Jason Kenny won Silver. In Judo, Danny Williams, Megan Fletcher and Owen Livesey won Golds for England, and also Scotland‘s Clark won Gold.

It’s amazing how we are still at the top of the medal table two days running, and we’re not just at the top, Australia have also earned the same amount of medals as us. Scotland, so far, are 3rd in the medal table, which is actually really good considering they’re the hosts of the Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games.

Nations Gold Medal Count Silver Medal Count Bronze Medal Count Total Medal Count
England 12 11 9 32
Australia 11 9 12 32
Scotland 7 3 5 15
India 3 4 3 10
Canada 4 1 4 9
New Zealand 2 2 4 8
Republic of South Africa 0 2 5 7
Wales 0 3 3 6
Cyprus 1 1 1 3
Nigeria 1 0 1 2
Malaysia 0 1 1 2
Singapore 1 0 0 1
Bangladesh 0 1 0 1
Cameroon 0 1 0 1
Jamaica 0 1 0 1
Papua New Guinea 0 1 0 1
Sri Lanka 0 1 0 1
Ghana 0 0 1 1
Northern Ireland 0 0 1 1
Samoa 0 0 1 1
Zambia 0 0 1 1

Overall, with England at the top, that is fantastic, I was shocked to find we earned more and more medals in the space of 24 hours, I know we only got another 15 medals, but an additional 15 medals to total our medal count overall to 32 is perfect.

Before I conclude this blog post for the night, I would like to say that the performance’s so far from all of the Commonwealth countries that have taken part in the Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games have been fantastic, England have been fantastic, and have continued to strive high for the best result, and also, all the other Commonwealth countries that have taken part have been fantastic too. The medal table will glow like shining stars. At the end of the day, it’s the taking part that counts, and every Commonwealth country, including England, have done just that, they’ve all taken part, and are determined to strive for the best result they possibly could get.

Thank you for viewing this blog post :-).

Alex Smithson

The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games – The Closing Ceremony In Review + This blog is taking a 5-month Hiatus!!!

Hello everyone!!! Before I round off the Closing Ceremony, I wanted to announce that this blog will be taking a 5-month hiatus from today onwards as I will be focusing more on my exams as I finish school for good in July. This day onwards will mean that I will be setting my priorities more on my real exams than on this blog, so I apologise if I don’t post over these 5 months of the hiatus. If I haven’t been able to reply to the comments all of you sent in, I will make sure to do so as soon as possible after the 5 month hiatus is over, and that is a promise.

Now, regarding the Closing Ceremony, I wanted to publish the final highlights and medal results from today’s last 3 events which finish off this year’s Winter Olympics before the flag is handed over to the next host of the Winter Olympic Games, Pyeongchang in South Korea.

The unforgettable part of when the Opening Ceremony begun was when the fifth Olympic ring failed to open, which makes today’s Closing Ceremony funny as a large group of dancers who were performing for today’s Closing Ceremony re-enacted the flaw that went viral all over the internet, but the best part was seeing the dancers unravelling to make it look like the last Olympic ring opened, which was the best thing to see today.

There were a lot of ups and downs over the course of The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games as some countries were in defeat after being beaten but other countries were able to have their chance to shine. These two weeks have proved to be special in some ways, but on the good side, even if Team GB only got 2 Bronze, 1 Silver and a Gold medal, then at least we got a few medals which was good.

Below are the final, last ever highlights of The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, rounding off the last, and final day following the Closing Ceremony that has just finished:

  • The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games have now finished prior to the Closing Ceremony.
  • The IOC Chief mentions: “Russia delivered all it had promised.”
  • Britain finished 19th, matching the best effort of the four medals won over the 2 weeks of the Winter Olympic Games.
  • Russia topped the medal table with 13 Golds.
  • Russia’s hosts win the four-man bobsleigh, with GB 1 finishing in fifth place.
  • Canada’s men defeated Sweden with a score of 3-0 to win a Gold medal in the Ice Hockey event.

Before I begin the 5 month hiatus, here are the final medal results of The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Thank you so much to all of you bloggers and viewers for standing by me over the course of June to now, and I wish you all a happy Summer. See you all again soon in July :-)!!!

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Russian Fed. 13 11 9 33
2 Norway 11 5 10 26
3 Canada 10 10 5 25
4 United States 9 7 12 28
5 Netherlands 8 7 9 24
6 Germany 8 6 5 19
7 Switzerland 6 3 2 11
8 Belarus 5 0 1 6
9 Austria 4 8 5 17
10 France 4 4 7 15
11 Poland 4 1 1 6
12 China 3 4 2 9
13 Korea 3 3 2 8
14 Sweden 2 7 6 15
15 Czech Republic 2 4 2 8
16 Slovenia 2 2 4 8
17 Japan 1 4 3 8
18 Finland 1 3 1 5
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 Latvia 0 2 2 4
24 Australia 0 2 1 3
25 Croatia 0 1 0 1
26 Kazakhstan 0 0 1 1
Albania 0 0 0 0
Andorra 0 0 0 0
Argentina 0 0 0 0
Armenia 0 0 0 0
Azerbaijan 0 0 0 0
Belgium 0 0 0 0
Bermuda 0 0 0 0
Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 0 0 0
Brazil 0 0 0 0
Bulgaria 0 0 0 0
Cayman Islands 0 0 0 0
Chile 0 0 0 0
Chinese Taipei 0 0 0 0
Cyprus 0 0 0 0
Denmark 0 0 0 0
Dominica 0 0 0 0
Estonia 0 0 0 0
Georgia 0 0 0 0
Greece 0 0 0 0
Hong Kong, CHN 0 0 0 0
Hungary 0 0 0 0
Iceland 0 0 0 0
Independent Olympic Participant 0 0 0 0
India 0 0 0 0
IR Iran 0 0 0 0
Ireland 0 0 0 0
Israel 0 0 0 0
Jamaica 0 0 0 0
Kyrgyzstan 0 0 0 0
Lebanon 0 0 0 0
Liechtenstein 0 0 0 0
Lithuania 0 0 0 0
Luxembourg 0 0 0 0
Malta 0 0 0 0
Mexico 0 0 0 0
Monaco 0 0 0 0
Mongolia 0 0 0 0
Montenegro 0 0 0 0
Morocco 0 0 0 0
Nepal 0 0 0 0
New Zealand 0 0 0 0
Pakistan 0 0 0 0
Paraguay 0 0 0 0
Peru 0 0 0 0
Philippines 0 0 0 0
Portugal 0 0 0 0
Rep. of Moldova 0 0 0 0
Romania 0 0 0 0
San Marino 0 0 0 0
Serbia 0 0 0 0
Spain 0 0 0 0
Tajikistan 0 0 0 0
Thailand 0 0 0 0
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 0 0 0 0
Timor-Leste 0 0 0 0
Togo 0 0 0 0
Tonga 0 0 0 0
Turkey 0 0 0 0
Uzbekistan 0 0 0 0
Venezuela 0 0 0 0
Virgin Isl, B 0 0 0 0
Virgin Isl, US 0 0 0 0
Zimbabwe 0 0 0 0
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The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games – Day 15 – Highlights

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Hello everyone!!! As today marks the last day of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games before the Closing Ceremony tomorrow, I wanted to do a small, but quick run-down of the highlights of today’s events, as I want to be sure tomorrow’s Closing Ceremony goes out with a bang.

Before the highlights, our Gold medallist, Lizzy Yarnold of Team GB will be carrying the flag for Great Britain at the Closing Ceremony tomorrow, which is the best kind of news to hear the day before the Closing Ceremony, and our men and women curlers receive their medals after winning in yesterday’s curling event.

Here’s a quick-fire of the highlights from todays events:

  • GBR1 place seventh at the halfway point of the four-man bobsleigh.
  • Skeleton Gold medallist, Elizabeth Yarnold will carry the flag for Team GB at tomorrow’s Closing Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
  • Austrian Mario Matt won the men’s slalom, with Team GB’s David Ryding placed at 18th.
  • GB’s men and women curlers receive their medals following yesterday’s Curling events.
  • Julia Dujmovits and Vic Wild won Gold in the Snowboard Parallel Slalom.
  • The Cross-Country Skiier, Marit Bjoergen won the Sixth Winter Olympic Gold medal.

Before I round off the final day of events before tomorrow’s Closing Ceremony, I have provided the updated medal results of all countries, ranging from the lowest amount of medals to the highest amount of medals in the medal table:

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Russian Fed. 11 10 8 29
2 Norway 11 5 10 26
3 Canada 9 10 5 24
4 United States 9 7 11 27
5 Netherlands 8 7 9 24
6 Germany 8 6 5 19
7 Switzerland 6 3 2 11
8 Belarus 5 0 1 6
9 Austria 4 8 5 17
10 France 4 4 7 15
11 Poland 4 1 1 6
12 China 3 4 2 9
13 Korea 3 3 2 8
14 Sweden 2 6 6 14
15 Czech Republic 2 4 2 8
16 Slovenia 2 2 4 8
17 Japan 1 4 3 8
18 Finland 1 3 1 5
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

-Alex Smithson

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The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games – Day 13 – Highlights

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Hello everyone!!! We got another Bronze medal woohoo!!! Excitement was at bay today for Team GB as the women’s curler’s won bronze again after defeating Switzerland, and Canada defeated the USA with a score of 3-2 in the overtime to win the women’s Ice Hockey Gold.

Today’s overall results have been better, as there has been no sign of any failures or problems whatsoever, which is a sign of relief for all athletes competing, giving everyone the chance to relax and unwind after a great day of events.

Here is a quick summary which rounds off the events of today, and the best of expectations from today’s events overall:

  • GB’s women win the Curling Bronze medal, which secures Team GB’s third/fourth medal in Sochi.
  • Team GB defeated Switzerland by a score of 6-5 in the Bronze medal play-off.
  • American Maddie Bowman won Gold in the women’s halfpipe final event.
  • Canada defeated Sweden by a score of 6-3 to win Gold in the women’s Curling event.
  • Adelina Sotnikova of Russia won Gold in the women’s figure skating event.
  • Canada defeated the USA by a score of 3-2 in the overtime to win Gold in the women’s Ice Hockey event.

To conclude today’s events on a high note, here are the updated medal results of all countries who have won Bronze, Silver and Gold medals:

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

-Alex Smithson

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The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games – Day 11 – Highlights

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Hello everyone!!! Following on from Monday’s events, yesterday was a really good day for most of us, as Elise Christie has qualified for the quarter-finals into the 1,000m women’s short track, and Team GB‘s men’s curlers beat Norway 6-5 to reach the semi finals. Yesterday, in honesty was a really good day for all of us overall.

It wasn’t all good news, however for the violinist Vanessa-Mae as she finished 67th and was the last of the finishers. GB’s Buchan and Machon fell short and ended up failing to qualify in the men’s ski halfpipe.

Below is a quick summary, highlighting and rounding off yesterday’s events as they unfolded, and also displays the overall determined final results of events that took place:

  • David Wise of the United States won Gold in the men’s halfpipe ski event.
  • Great Britain’s Elise Christie qualified for the quarter-finals in the 1,000 women’s short track event.
  • GB’s Walker and Wilson came 12th at the halfway point in the women’s bobsleigh event.
  • Russia’s men beat Norway 4-0 in the Ice Hockey play-off.
  • The Violinist, Vanessa-Mae finsihed 67th and was the last of the finishers.
  • Team GB’s men’s curlers won against Norway 6-5 to reach the semi-finals.
  • GB’s Buchan and Machon ended up failing to qualify in the men’s ski halfpipe event.

To conclude, the updated medal results are below, with countries such as Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, the United States, the Russian Federation and Canada currently holding the highest collected amount of medals since the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games started on February 7th:

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Germany 8 3 4 15
2 Norway 7 4 7 18
3 Netherlands 6 6 8 20
4 United States 6 4 10 20
5 Russian Fed. 5 8 6 19
6 Switzerland 5 2 1 8
7 Belarus 5 0 1 6
8 Canada 4 9 4 17
9 Poland 4 0 0 4
10 China 3 2 1 6
11 France 3 1 5 9
12 Austria 2 6 1 9
13 Sweden 2 5 2 9
14 Slovenia 2 1 3 6
15 Korea 2 1 1 4
=16 Czech Republic 1 3 2 6
=16 Japan 1 3 2 6
18 Great Britain 1 0 1 2
19 Slovakia 1 0 0 1
20 Italy 0 2 4 6
21 Australia 0 2 1 3
22 Finland 0 2 0 2
23 Latvia 0 1 2 3
24 Croatia 0 1 0 1
=25 Kazakhstan 0 0 1 1
=25 Ukraine 0 0 1 1
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The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games – Day 10 – Highlights

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Hello everyone!!! Following on from yesterday’s events, today has hung in the balance for some countries aiming to come first, second or third to qualify for the next events coming up. There was good news for Russia today as they won gold in the two-men bobsleigh event.

Team GB‘s men’s Curling team are facing Norway tomorrow in a play-off, and the men’s 15km Biathlon event and Snowboard Cross event have been rescheduled to tomorrow due to a huge amount of heavy fog, so there will be hope that the fog lifts for both of those events tomorrow, as this last week of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games needs to be special for all of us, as all countries competing at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games are aiming to get the best out of these games before the Closing Ceremony on Sunday.

Below is a quick summary of the events that unfolded today, which highlight how the events unfolded, and what the overall finish was for some countries today:

  • Team GB’s Women’s Curling team lost to Denmark, but just managed to reach the semi-finals.
  • The men’s Curling team for Great Britain face Norway tomorrow in a play-off.
  • Russia won Gold in the Two-man bobsleigh, but Great Britain and Jamaica failed to qualify for the final run.
  • The men’s 15km Biathlon and Snowboard Cross events have been postponed until tomorrow due to thick fog.

Below are the updated medal results, which shows the medal count overall for Bronze, Silver & Gold medals won by all countries over the course of the time the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games started, all the way up to today:

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Germany 7 3 2 12
2 Russian Fed. 5 7 6 18
3 Netherlands 5 5 7 17
4 United States 5 4 9 18
5 Norway 5 3 7 15
6 Switzerland 5 2 1 8
7 Belarus 5 0 1 6
8 Canada 4 7 4 15
9 Poland 4 0 0 4
10 China 3 2 1 6
11 Sweden 2 5 2 9
12 Austria 2 4 1 7
13 France 2 0 4 6
=14 Czech Republic 1 3 1 5
=14 Japan 1 3 1 5
16 Slovenia 1 1 3 5
17 Korea 1 1 1 3
18 Great Britain 1 0 1 2
19 Slovakia 1 0 0 1
20 Italy 0 2 3 5
21 Australia 0 2 1 3
22 Finland 0 2 0 2
23 Latvia 0 1 2 3
24 Croatia 0 1 0 1
=25 Kazakhstan 0 0 1 1
=25 Ukraine 0 0 1 1
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The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games – Day 9 – Highlights

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Hello everyone!!! Following on from Saturday’s events and results, yesterday has been a small battle for all countries competing, as every athlete representing their country is willing to go out and participate in events that are living to high expectations. Even if some or most countries get a bronze medal, silver medal or gold medal, at least every country has gone out and done all of us proud. Yesterday was a good day, and even if anyone wins or loses, all of us are proud and are willing to show our support.

Never give in, never give up, and always fight for your dreams, feel determined to get to the top. Even if you win or lose, it doesn’t matter, as you have done everyone proud, and always showed courage and constant determination along the way. Everyone is behind you showing their support no matter what happens. – Alex Smithson

I’ve just made this quote up myself, as I want to show everyone and every country around the world that I want to be supportive no matter what happens, I support all of you and always will. I’m determined that we will all get a good result in the end. There will always be a lot of hope around.

Here is a small, but quick summary which rounds off all of the highlights of the event results overall that happened yesterday as every event unfolded:

To conclude, below are the updated medal results, ranging from the lowest medal count in the medal table to the highest medal count in the medal table:

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

Thank you for viewing this blog post.

-Alex Smithson

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The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games – Day 8 – Highlights

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Hello everyone!!! Following on from yesterdays events, today has been 50/50 in terms of the good and bad in some events. Following up from yesterday’s skeleton event, Elizabeth Yarnold (a.k.a. Lizzy Yarnold) received her gold medal, which marks the 10th Winter Olympic Gold in history, which has also made today and yesterday fanatical days to remember.

Here is a small, but quick summary that highlights the events that happened today and the ups-and-downs of some events as they unfolded:

  • Team GB‘s Elizabeth Yarnold received her gold medal after yesterday’s Skeleton event.
  • Elise Christie is out of the 1500m short track after failing to skate across the finish line.
  • For ski jumping, Kamil Stoch of Poland won Gold from Japan’s Norlaki Kasai.
  • The USA won against Russia on penalties in the men’s Ice Hockey.
  • For Curling, GB’s women were beaten by the Swiss 8-6, while the men lost 7-5 to Canada.
  • Kristan Bromley came 8th, and Dom Parsons came 10th for Team GB in the men’s skeleton event.
  • Team GB’s Chemmy Allcott placed 23rd in the women’s Super-G (Women’s Skiing to prevent confusion).

Below are the updated medal results following today’s events, which, as always range from the lowest to the highest amount of medals overall in the medal table:

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

Thank you for viewing this blog post, we can all hope for the best of tomorrow and the final week of events leading up to the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games next Sunday.

-Alex Smithson

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