Among the horrible conditions, the rampant worry about Russia’s stand on LGBTQ+ rights, and the overall feeling in the Olympics as a whole, there still was sports to be played, events to witness and history to see. In the end, Canada came away third in the medal standings with 10 gold, 10 silver and 5 bronze. Russia was first with 13 gold, 11 silver and 9 brozne and Norway came in second in the medal standings with 11 gold, 5 silver and 10 bronze medals.
But the showcase for Canada was capped off with the game everyone was waiting for. In the gold medal game, Canada played Sweden for hockey supremacy.
The Canadians beat the Sweds 3-0 to take the gold medal. Four years before, Team Canada beat the Americans on an overtime winner from Sidney Crosby in Vancouver.