News

Oh, Canada! U.S. women fall to Canada in gold medal match

Oh, Canada! U.S. women fall to Canada in gold medal match

GOLD MEDAL: The Canadian bench celebrates Marie-Philip Poulin's goal against the United States during the third period of the women's gold medal ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, in Sochi, Russia. Photo: Associated Press

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Canada won their fourth consecutive Olympic women’s ice hockey gold medal with a 3-2 overtime win over the United States at the Sochi Games on Thursday.

The win capped an undefeated run in Sochi for a Canadian team that have won four of the five gold medals awarded since women’s ice hockey made its debut at the 1998 Nagano Games.

SPECIAL SECTION: 2014 GamesĀ 

Switzerland beat Sweden earlier on Thursday to claim bronze.

(Reporting by Frank Pingue; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

Recent Headlines

in Sports

Soccer rocked as top FIFA officials arrested in U.S. corruption probe

Updated
fifaarrests

Seven of the most powerful figures in soccer face extradition to the U.S. after their arrest in Switzerland, where authorities also announced a criminal investigation into the awarding of the next two World Cups.

in Sports

BEST OF: Cavs sweep Hawks to head to NBA Finals

13-overlay7

Watch Cleveland win the Eastern Conference Championship through the lens of a high-def slow-motion camera.

in Sports

NHL Preview: Ducks battle Blackhawks in Game 6

17-overlay7

Here's a look at Game 6 in the Western Conference Finals.

in Sports

Wednesday’s Sports Minute

lebronjames

A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, May 27.

in Sports

Venus Williams fined at French Open after snubbing media

venuswilliams

The tennis star has been fined $3,000 by tournament organizers.