Day 16: February 21, 1998
Hasak Carries Czechs to Gold
"The Dominator" (No. 39) leads the Czechs to
the gold medal with a 1-0 shutout of
(John McDonnell/The Washington Post)
Ice Hockey Section | Story
The Day's Headlines
Daehlie Does It Again
Norwegian wins 50K for record eighth gold.
Nordic Skiing Section
Oh, So Close for Shimer, U.S.
Sled misses medal by the tiniest of margins.
Favorites lose to Finland, get no medals.
Ice Hockey Section
Japan, S. Korea Canada Win Golds
U.S. is shut out on the short track.
Ah, Yes, I'll Remember It Well
Jennifer Frey will remember these Games as a series of moments some grand, some small.
Cracking the Code
Even after three weeks, Dave Barry reports that Japan is still a mystery.
Skaters Put Best Feet Forward
The fun starts once the pressure is off.
Gold: Czech Republic
Bronze: Great Britain
Men's 50K Freestyle
Gold: Bjorn Daehlie, Norway
Silver: Niklas Jonsson, Sweden
Bronze: Christian Hoffmann, Austria
Gold: Takafumi Nishitani, Japan
Silver: An Yulong, China
Bronze: Hitoshi Uematsu, Japan
Gold: Chun Lee-Kyung, South Korea
Silver: Yang Yang, China
Bronze: Won Hye-Kyung, South Korea
Men's 5,000M Relay
Silver: South Korea
Quote of the Day
"It's devastating, the worst feeling I've ever had in hockey. I knew when I lost my first Stanley Cup, I'd get another chance. When we lost [here], that was it for me. So I'm very disappointed. ... I love to represent Canada."
Wayne Gretzky, after Canada's 2-1 loss to the Czech Republic