Skiers competed today for the latest medals at the Laura Center. Marit Bjoergen of Norway finished in first place in the 30k mass start free race with a time of 1:11:05.2. The silver and bronze medals went to fellow compatriots Therese Johaug, who finished 2.6 seconds later, and Kristin Stoermer Steir, who fell behind the leader by 23.6 seconds.
The Russian snowboarder Vic Wild won a gold medal in parallel slalom. According to his two attempts in the grand final, he was ahead of his rival, Slovenian Jean Koshir ,with a difference of 0.23 seconds , and thus brought the Russian national team a tenth jubilee Olympic medal of the highest standard. The Slovenian athlete Jean Koshir with a total lag of 0.23 seconds, took the second place on the Olympic podium. The bronze was secured by the Austrian Benjamin Karl in the small final.
Russia took gold Saturday in a dramatic men's team relay at the Sochi Games which saw Norwegian star Ole Einar Bjoerndalen miss out on a chance for a historic ninth gold medal.
Four teams were neck-and-neck on the final leg of the relay but Norway's anchorman Emil Hegle Svendsen endured a disastrous final standing shoot that put his team out of the running.
Russian Anton Shipulin secured the gold by sprinting clear of Germany's Simon Schempp in the home straight, finishing in 1 hour 12min 15.9sec with Germany 3.5 sec behind. Austria took the bronze.
The Netherlands underlined their dominance in speed skating at the Sochi Games on Saturday with victory against South Korea in the men's team pursuit in a new Olympic record time.
Racing against South Korea in Final A, the Dutch timed 3min 37.71sec. The South Koreans won silver in 3:40.85. Poland beat Canada in Final B to take bronze.
Netherlands took over Germany's ladies team pursuit crown when they crushed Poland in the final A at the Adler Arena on Saturday. Russia grabbed the bronze.
Austrian veteran Mario Matt caused a sensation on Saturday, winning the men's slalom and taking his first Olympic medal at the age of 34 in front of favourite Marcel Hirscher.
Matt, a two-time slalom world champion, proved unbeatable over two runs, finishing with a combined time of 1min 41.84sec to close the alpine skiing competitions at the Sochi Games.
His compatriot Hirscher, the reigning world champion, finished second at 0.28sec, which young Norwegian sensation Henrik Kristoffersen taking bronze at 0.83sec.
Teemu Selanne scored two goals as Finland trashed the USA 5-0 to claim the bronze medal in the men's hockey tournamen on Saturday.
Russia's four-man bobsleigh team, led by Alexander Zubkov, is first after two runs at the Games in Sochi. Russia is ahead of Latvia - 1 by 0.04 seconds. Germany is in third place, trailing the leaders by 0.16 seconds.