2 Mar 2010

Canada wins most gold medals ever at a Winter Olympics

11:13 am on 2 March 2010

Canada has become the most successful ever nation at a Winter Olympics by winning 14 gold medals to top the medals table in Vancouver.

The Canadians achievements beat the previous record, jointly held by the USSR and Norway, of 13.

The hosts won the final gold medal on offer at the Games, the men's ice hockey gold, beating the United States 3-2 in extra time.

Brent Pope reports.


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With 37 medals in all nine gold, 15 silver and 13 bronze, the United States comfortably beat any other nation for total number of medals.

But Canada's 14 golds, four more than nearest rival Germany completes an amazing turnaround for Canada, which despite having hosted two Olympics, the 1976 Summer Games in Montreal and the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary, had never won a gold medal at a home Games.