The final day of Sochi is beginning.
The current medal count?
The Sochi 2014 Winter OlympicsMedal standings
CountryTotal1 Russia11108292 Norway11510263 Canada9105244 United States9711275 Netherlands879246 Germany865197 Switzerland63211
We’ll never know the full extent of the sacrifice, dedication and commitment that each medal took. And there is a story behind each one. Sports plays a unique role in culture for very powerful reasons. Politics, conflicts, money — nothing can dull the purity of competitions that result in unequivocal achievements, measured in fractions of seconds and fragments of millimeters.Congratulations to the winners and losers on the field and to Sochi’s residents — the Olympics are supposed to benefit local communities. I’m betting that the monetary rewards weren’t equally shared. But some Sochi person saw something that will change their lives or the lives of those around them.