Winter Olympics

U.S. Sets Medal Record

The Olympic torch went out in Vancouver on Sunday after the U.S. hockey team’s nail-biting loss to Canada in the finals. Still, despite that disappointing closing note, the U.S. Olympic team has much to be proud of: Its 37 medals were a new record for medals won by a single country in the Winter Games, and the U.S. led the overall medal count for only the second time ever (the first being in Lake Placid in 1932). Canada, meanwhile, beat the record for gold medals won by a single country at the Winter Games, with the gold medal in hockey giving them their 14th and final gold.