Winter Olympics 2018: Men's hockey final, figure skating exhibition gala and more
Last Updated Feb 25, 2018 2:10 AM EST
The Pyeongchang Games are wrapping up this weekend, with the closing ceremony set to take place Sunday morning Eastern time. Team USA is going out on a high note: The men's curling team won a miracle gold against Sweden. The Americans had never captured anything higher than bronze before, according to CBS Sports.
The gold medal hockey game is on tap Saturday. Earlier in the day, Canada won bronze.
2:10 a.m.: Athletes from Russia topped Germany 4-3 in overtime Sunday to take home the gold medal in men's hockey.
A power-play goal by Kirill Kaprizov in overtime has lifted the Russians to the gold medal in men's hockey with a 4-3 win over Germany at the Pyeongchang Olympics.
It's the first gold in men's hockey for a Russian team since 1992.
Kaprizov also had three assists Sunday. He scored on a one-timer from the right circle off a pass from Nikita Gusev. Gusev also had two goals and two assists. He scored his second with 55.5 seconds left in regulation to force overtime.
Ilya Kovalchuk had a chance to win the game 6:30 in only to have his forehand stopped by a tremendous pad save by German goalie Danny Aus Den Birken.
The Germans still go home with the best medal they've ever won in hockey: silver.
Men's hockey final goes to OT
1:45 a.m.: The men's hockey final went into overtime early Sunday with Germany and Russian athletes tied 3-3. Germany went ahead 3-2 with three minutes left, but the Russian athletes tied it up with less than a minute to go.
Germany ties Russian athletes in men's hockey final
12:50 a.m.: Germany tied Russian athletes in the second period of the men's hockey final Saturday. Russia scored their goal with just 0.5 seconds left in the first period.
Canada captured bronze earlier.
Russian medalists skate in figure skating exhibition
11:00 p.m.: Figure skating gold medalist Alina Zagitova and silver medalist Evgenia Medvedeva, both of Russia, returned to the ice Saturday night for exhibition performances.
Medvedeva, 18, had been a gold medal favorite, but was upset by 15-year-old Zagitova. Medvedeva delieved an emotional final performance at the gala, dressed in black leather pants and a black hoodie.
Virtue and Moir return to the ice
10:30 p.m.: Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, the most decorated figure skaters in Winter Olympics history, returned to the ice for the ice skating exhibition. The pair, who have skated together for 20 years, have said they haven't made a final decision if they'll try again.
Viture and Moir won gold in ice dancing earlier this week. They were also part of Canada's team gold medal. They won silver in Sochi in 2014 and gold in Vancouver in 2010.
Sweden takes women's curling gold
9:45 p.m.: The Swedish women has won the gold medal in the final match of a marathon curling festival. They beat South Korea 8-3 in nine ends to leave the "Garlic Girls" with a silver that is the hosts' first Olympic medal in the sport.
Sweden took control of the match by stealing a point in back-to-back ends - the fourth and the fifth - even though South Korea had the last-rock advantage known as the hammer. After South Korea mustered just one point in the sixth, Swedish skip Anna Hasselborg delivered a takeout on her final rock of the seventh to score three points and open a 7-2 lead.
The South Koreans picked up one point in the eighth, but when they couldn't keep the Swedes from scoring in the ninth, they conceded.
The Swedes hugged and jumped up and down on the ice.
South Korean skip Kim Eun-jung, who became a folk hero with her unexpected rise to the Olympic podium, took off her iconic owlish glasses and wiped tears away from her eyes.
No Russian flag at closing ceremony
9:30 p.m.: The full IOC membership voted to uphold Russian ban; athletes won't march in closing ceremony under country's flag.
The full membership is to vote on the proposal Sunday ahead of the closing ceremony, and exclusion would mean the 168 athletes competing here as "Olympic Athletes from Russia" would not be able to march under their own flag.
IOC President Thomas Bach said a condition for Russia's reinstatement is no further positive drug tests at these Olympics. Two of the four athletes who tested positive in Pyeongchang were Russian, including a curler who had to return his bronze medal.
"The IOC executive board decided first not to lift the suspension of the Russian Olympic Committee for the closing ceremony," Bach said, "therefore, no delegation of the Russian Olympic Committee will have taken part in these Olympic Winter Games."
Russia was banned from the Olympics on Dec. 5 because of a massive doping scandal at the 2014 Sochi Games. The IOC left open the possibility of reinstatement ahead of the closing ceremony if the Russians met a series of criteria, and Russian athletes were allowed to participate under the Olympic flag.
IOC member Nicole Hoevertsz from Aruba and head of the Russia implementation group said the Russian delegation met many of the criteria required for reinstatement during the Olympics. The two failed drug tests, however, were too much.
"Despite a good collaboration from the OAR delegation to respond to these (doping) cases in a prompt and transparent way, the implementation group was convinced that these cases caused significant concern," Hoevertsz said.