37 US Medals Set Record, Canada Scores Most Gold

Epic hockey game ends with unprecedented haul for each country
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 1, 2010 6:42 AM CST

(Newser) – The US and Canada each set Winter Olympic medal records yesterday, after a men’s hockey final that’s already being talked about as one of the greatest games of all time. Canada came away with 14 gold medals, the most any country has ever won in the winter games, while the US had the most overall medals with 37, also a record.

But it was the way Canada won its last gold that had everyone talking. “That was a game for the ages,” said Canadian center Jonathan Toews. “It doesn’t get any better than that.” US coach Ron Wilson agreed. “In Canada now, it’s the greatest game ever,” he said. In the press box, reporters spoke in hushed tones, reports Scott Burnside of ESPN. The consensus: “Clear a place in history for the 2010 gold medal game.” (Read more USA Hockey stories.)

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