By the end of Day 16 of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, the Olympic torch will be passed on to Pyeongchang, South Korea. However, there are a few more medals to be handed out before the Winter Olympics move on from Russia.
With just three events remaining in the Games, the final medal is still up in the air as Russia, USA and Norway lead the medal count while Sochi2014.com's leaderboard has Canada in third place on the strength of its nine gold and 10 silver medals.
All four of those countries will have a serious chance to add to their Olympic totals over the final three events as there are still medals to be handed out for men's cross-country skiing, four-man bobsled and men's hockey.
Here's a look at the latest medal count, schedule and storylines to watch on the final day of the Games.
|2014 Winter Olympics Medal Events - Day 16|
|Discipline||Event||Start Time||TV (U.S.)||TV (U.K.)|
|Cross-Country Skiing||Men's 50-kilometer Mass Start||Time: 2 a.m. ET, 11 a.m. Sochi time and 7 a.m. GMT||NBC at 2 p.m. ET||BBC at 7 a.m. GMT|
|Bobsled||Four-man||4:30 a.m. ET, 1:30 p.m. Sochi time and 9:30 a.m. GMT||NBCSN at 4:30 p.m. ET||BBC at 9:30 a.m. GMT|
|Men's Ice Hockey||Gold-medal game||7 a.m. ET, 4 p.m. Sochi time and 12 p.m. GMT||NBC at 7 a.m. ET||NBC at 7 a.m. ET|
Norway Looking for Exclamation Point on Cross-Country Slopes
Norway's intense rivalry with Sweden in cross-country skiing will create a new chapter on Sunday. The two powerhouses are tied with 11 total medals in the sport this year and will have one last chance to break the tie in the men's 50-kilometer freestyle race.
The Norwegians made their mark in the women's 30-kilometer event on Saturday. Led by Marit Bjoergen, they swept the Olympic podium in the event and set up their nation for a run at the total medal count on the final day.
Norway's Petter Northug took home the gold in the 50-kilometer event 2010 Games, while Sweden's Johan Olsson took bronze. Both will be competing again this time around, looking to find themselves on that podium once again.
With their eyes set on both the rivalry with Sweden and a possible triumph atop the standings, the stage is set for an exciting dash to the finish.
Russia Looks to Pull Away from Pack in Four-man Bobsled
The four-man bobsled is already halfway in the books after the first two runs took place on Saturday, but it's far from over.
The Russians hold the lead with a combined time of 1:50.19, but three other teams—Latvia, Germany and USA—are all within .17 seconds of that time with two heats to improve their standing.
You can count American bobsledder Steve Langton as one of the many who believe they can overcome the minimal gap between the team and gold, per The Associated Press (h/t CBS).
Seventeen-hundredths over two runs, we can do that," said Langton, who also won gold in Vancouver. "We had two starts, well, 1½ great starts. Steve drove great and obviously the sled's running well. So 17-hundredths going into tomorrow for a gold medal, I'll take that any day.
Clearly confidence won't be an issue for the Americans, but the three teams ahead of them also have to have a sense of confidence coming into the final two heats. All of the drama should set up a memorable finale to bobsledding in Sochi.
Canada and Sweden Settle the Score in Hockey
Hockey has taken center stage throughout these Olympics with some excellent games, but it will truly be the highlight of Sunday as Canada and Sweden take the ice with the men's gold medal on the line.
The matchup of Canada and Sweden not only pairs up the two hottest teams from the tournament, but two of the better teams from recent Olympic history. Canada was the gold-medal winner in 2010 and 2002, while Sweden earned gold in 2006.
Both teams are battle tested. Canada narrowly defeated Team USA 1-0, while Sweden defeated Finland 2-1. Now we will truly get to see who can lay claim to having the best team in the world.
It should offer a fitting end to what has been a highly entertaining Olympics from Sochi.
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