Feb 28, 2010 10:13 AM by Associated Press

U.S.-Canada gold medal hockey game closes out Vancouver Olympics

Sunday's closing of the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games features only two medal events, but one of them may be the most anticipated contest of them all, at least in the host country.

It's the men's gold medal hockey game. That's a matchup of a swift, young and undefeated U.S. team against the tournament favorite, a deep and talented Canadian squad.

Earlier, the men's cross-country skiers test their endurance in the 50 kilometer mass start. That's a race of more than 31 miles, with everyone starting at once and using the classic, straight ahead stride.

And Sunday, the closing ceremonies will include a symbolic handoff to Sochi, the Russian city where the 2014 games are to be held.


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