Feb. 22, 2014 -- America remains in fourth place on the medal tally on the next to last day of the 2014 Winter Olympics after being denied a spot on the podium by rivals in all competitions.
A heartbreaking loss to Canada on Friday was followed by another today for the U.S. men's hockey team, who missed out on bronze after a 5-0 loss to Finland.
American-born snowboarder Vic Wild won his second gold for Russia at Sochi, while the host nation also won gold in the men's 4x7.5 kilometer biathlon relay, ensuring its current first place ranking on the medal tally.
Meanwhile, Norway dominated with a medal sweep in women's 30-kilometer cross-country skiing and the Netherlands set two Olympic records in both men and women's team speedskating events.
The U.S. retained its total of 27 medals, including nine gold, seven silver and 11 bronze at the end of day 16.
Cross Country Skiing: Women's 30km mass start
Gold: Marit Bjoergen, Norway, 1:11.05.2
Silver: Therese Johaug, Norway, 1:11.07.8
Bronze: Kristin Stoermer Steira, Norway, 1:11.28.8
Women's Parallel Slalom Finals
Gold: Julia Dujmovits, Austria
Silver: Anke Karstens, Germany
Bronze: Amelie Kober, Germany
No U.S. women entered this event.
Men's Parallel Slalom Finals
Gold: Vic Wild, Russia
Silver: Zan Kosir, Slovenia
Bronze: Benjamin Karl, Austria
No U.S. men competed in any finals events.
Men's Slalom - Runs 1 & 2
Gold: Mario Matt, Austria, 1:41.84
Silver: Marcel Hirscher, Austria, 1:42.12
Bronze: Henrik Kristoffersen, Norway, 1:42.67
Nolan Kasper came in 13th for the U.S. finishing both runs with a time of 1:44.22, while teammate Ted Ligety, who was in 6th place after the first run, did not finish after failing to make it down the second run.
Women's Team Pursuit – Finals
Gold: Netherlands, 2:58.05 (Olympic Record)
Silver: Poland, 3:05.55
Bronze: Russia, 2:59.73
The U.S. team of Heather Richardson, Brittany Bowe and Jilleanne Rookard finished 6th place after losing to Canada in the "C" group final.
Men's Team Pursuit – Final
Gold: Netherlands, 3:37.71 (Olympic record)
Silver: South Korea, 3.40.85
Bronze: Poland, 3:41.94
The U.S. team of Brian Hansen, Jonathan Kuck and Joey Mantia finished in 7th place ahead of France in final "D."
Biathlon: Men's 4 x 7.5km Relay
Gold: Russia, 1:12:15.9
Silver: Germany, 1:12:19.4
Bronze: Austria, 1:12:45.7
The U.S. finished 16th.
Bobsleigh: 4 Man heats 1 & 2
Russia leads after two heats with a total time of 1:50.19 ahead of Latvia (1:50.23), Germany (1:50.35) and the U.S. (1:50.36).