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Good as Gold: Russia Tops the Medal Count at Sochi Olympics

<p>Bragging rights for the hosts in Sochi.</p>
Image: The Russian team poses with their medals after they won the gold.
The Russian team poses with their medals after they won the gold, as the driver of USA-1 Steven Holcomb, left, walks off with this bronze medal during the men's four-man bobsled competition final at the 2014 Winter Olympics, on Feb. 23, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.Michael Sohn / AP

SOCHI, Russia — Russia has won the medals race at its home Olympics.

The host country finished the Sochi Games on Sunday with 13 gold medals, good enough to beat second-place Norway by two. And Russia won 33 medals in all, beating the United States by five.

The Americans will leave the Black Sea with nine golds, seven silvers and 12 bronzes. It was something of a disappointing Olympics for the United States, particularly the long-track speedskating team, which goes home with no medals for the first time since 1984.

Canada captured the final gold in Sochi, beating Sweden for the men’s hockey title.

The Olympics wind down with the closing ceremony, which starts at 11 a.m. ET and streams live on The ceremony airs tonight on NBC at 8:30 p.m. ET.