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By Julian Linden.
Brian Rafalski of the U. Both countries had seven golds midway through the 10th full day of competition. The Germans had nine silvers, two more than the U. S, but the Americans had five more bronze than their European rivals.
Canada were sitting in a respectable t fifth place but the golden avalanche they hoped for has failed to materialise and the hockey defeat by the U. The host-nation have failed to win a medal in the Alpine skiing events at Whistler mountain, where the Americans have won eight, and their dream of claiming gold in the ice hockey was in danger of melting fast.
Related Coverage. For Canadians, anything other than winning gold in the ice hockey would be deemed a national failure.
They remain in the competition but the loss to the U. Canadian head coach Mike Babcock tried to offer some reassuring words for his compatriots. Austria, another traditional winter sports powerhouse struggling in Vancouver, made a brighter start to the final week of competition when Wolfgang Loitzl, Andreas Kofler, Thomas Morgenstern and Gregor Schlierenzauer ed up to win gold in the ski jumping.
Team ski jumping may not be the highest-profile sport at the Olympics but Austria are a giant in the discipline, winning every world and Olympic title sinceand they dominated once again to leave Germany to take the silver and Norway bronze.
Russia came third. Russia again took the bronze. The only other medal to be decided on Monday will be the figure skating ice dance at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, which concludes with the free dance.
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