Calgarians watch as Canada wins gold in Olympic men’s hockey

Bars all over Calgary were closed at 2 a.m. on Sunday only to open again for the 5 a.m. puck drop at the men's Olympic gold medal game in Sochi.

Saturday night, tables were already full for pre-game festivities at the Bull and Finch in the S.E. community of Douglas Glen. Servers and bartenders worked long after last call to get ready for 250 hockey fans who would arrive Sunday morning to the smell of scrambled eggs and Canadian bacon combined with the sound of a freshly cracked beer.

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Canadian alpine downhill athlete returns to Calgary from Sochi for medal run

Jan-Hudec-1Dozens of children and adults lined up at Canada Olympic Park on Feb. 21 for a chance to meet bronze medalist, Canadian Jan Hudec.

Hudec recently returned to Canada from Sochi, after winning the first medal for Canada in men's alpine skiing in nearly 20 years. He appeared at C.O.P. to sign autographs, give interviews and even invite young aspiring ski racers to join him on a medal run down the hill.

"It's a great honour to win this medal and bring it back to Canada," said Hudec to a group of reporters inside C.O.P.'s Frank King Day Lodge.

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Crowd erupts on Stephen Avenue as team wins gold fourth time in a row

Hockey fans

Dozens jumped, yelled, cheered and hugged in celebration on Stephen Avenue Walk when Marie-Philip Poulin slapped the puck into the net on a power play, winning gold for women's hockey at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Canada was down by two goals near the end of the third period, but caught up to tie the game with only 55 seconds left. The golden goal happened at 8:10 in overtime.

The win marks a historic moment as the fourth Olympic consecutive win for the team. The American women's basketball team is the only women's team to take home more consecutive Olympic wins.

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Olympian praised for setting up teammate’s silver medal

SkateThumbOlympic speed skater Gilmore Junio is being praised for the race he did not skate earlier today. Despite spending years preparing, Junio forfeited his position to allow teammate Denny Morrison to compete in the 1,000-metre event.

Though Junio placed 10th in the 500-metre event on Monday, his Olympic debut had promised him one more shot at the podium. However, he said via press release that he thought it was in the best interest of the team if Morrison raced his next event.

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