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Russia tops medals table as Games end amid doping scandals

Russia's gold medallist Alexander Legkov poses with compatriots silver medallist Maxim Vylegzhanin (L) and bronze medallist Ilia Chernousov (R) after being presented with medals for the men's cross-country 50km mass start free event during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Russia's gold medallist Alexander Legkov poses with compatriots silver medallist Maxim Vylegzhanin (L) and bronze medallist Ilia Chernousov (R) after being presented with medals for the men's cross-country 50km mass start free event during the...more

Russia's gold medallist Alexander Legkov poses with compatriots silver medallist Maxim Vylegzhanin (L) and bronze medallist Ilia Chernousov (R) after being presented with medals for the men's cross-country 50km mass start free event during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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Russia's gold medallist Alexander Legkov jumps on the podium between compatriots silver medallist Maxim Vylegzhanin (L) and bronze medallist Ilia Chernousov (R) as they are presented with medals for the men's cross-country 50km mass start free event during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Russia's gold medallist Alexander Legkov jumps on the podium between compatriots silver medallist Maxim Vylegzhanin (L) and bronze medallist Ilia Chernousov (R) as they are presented with medals for the men's cross-country 50km mass start free event...more

Russia's gold medallist Alexander Legkov jumps on the podium between compatriots silver medallist Maxim Vylegzhanin (L) and bronze medallist Ilia Chernousov (R) as they are presented with medals for the men's cross-country 50km mass start free event during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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(L-R) Winners Russia's Alexey Voevoda, Dmitry Trunenkov,Alexey Negodaylo and pilot Alexander Zubkov, wave to spectators during a medal ceremony for the four-man bobsleigh event at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, at the Sanki Sliding Center in Rosa Khutor February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

(L-R) Winners Russia's Alexey Voevoda, Dmitry Trunenkov,Alexey Negodaylo and pilot Alexander Zubkov, wave to spectators during a medal ceremony for the four-man bobsleigh event at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, at the Sanki Sliding Center in Rosa...more

(L-R) Winners Russia's Alexey Voevoda, Dmitry Trunenkov,Alexey Negodaylo and pilot Alexander Zubkov, wave to spectators during a medal ceremony for the four-man bobsleigh event at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, at the Sanki Sliding Center in Rosa Khutor February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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Russia's athletes carry their national flag in the closing ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Russia's athletes carry their national flag in the closing ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Russia's athletes carry their national flag in the closing ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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Russian gold medalist Alexander Legkov celebrates as he recieves his medal for the men's cross-country 50-kilometer mass start race during the closing ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Russian gold medalist Alexander Legkov celebrates as he recieves his medal for the men's cross-country 50-kilometer mass start race during the closing ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Russian gold medalist Alexander Legkov celebrates as he recieves his medal for the men's cross-country 50-kilometer mass start race during the closing ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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The Russian national flag flutters next to the Olympics flag during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato

The Russian national flag flutters next to the Olympics flag during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato

The Russian national flag flutters next to the Olympics flag during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Canada's Jonathan Toews carries his country's flag after his team defeated Sweden in the men's ice hockey final game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Canada's Jonathan Toews carries his country's flag after his team defeated Sweden in the men's ice hockey final game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Canada's Jonathan Toews carries his country's flag after his team defeated Sweden in the men's ice hockey final game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Russia's Alexander Legkov kisses the winners podium during the flower ceremony for the men's cross-country 50 km mass start free event at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Russia's Alexander Legkov kisses the winners podium during the flower ceremony for the men's cross-country 50 km mass start free event at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Russia's Alexander Legkov kisses the winners podium during the flower ceremony for the men's cross-country 50 km mass start free event at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
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Gold-medalist Austria's Mario Matt (C) jumps on the podium beside silver-medalist Austria's Marcel Hirscher (L) and bronze-medalist Norway's Henrik Kristoffersen in the victory ceremony of the men's alpine skiing slalom event during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center February 22, 2014. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler

Gold-medalist Austria's Mario Matt (C) jumps on the podium beside silver-medalist Austria's Marcel Hirscher (L) and bronze-medalist Norway's Henrik Kristoffersen in the victory ceremony of the men's alpine skiing slalom event during the 2014 Sochi...more

Gold-medalist Austria's Mario Matt (C) jumps on the podium beside silver-medalist Austria's Marcel Hirscher (L) and bronze-medalist Norway's Henrik Kristoffersen in the victory ceremony of the men's alpine skiing slalom event during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center February 22, 2014. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler
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Gold medallists Canada's Jennifer Jones, Kaitlyn Lawes, Jill Officer, Dawn McEwen and Kirsten Wall (3rd L-2nd R) jump on the podium as silver medallists Sweden's Margaretha Sigfridsson and Agnes Knochenhauer (L-2nd L), and bronze medallist Britain's Eve Muirhead (R) look on during the victory ceremony for the women's curling competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 22, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

Gold medallists Canada's Jennifer Jones, Kaitlyn Lawes, Jill Officer, Dawn McEwen and Kirsten Wall (3rd L-2nd R) jump on the podium as silver medallists Sweden's Margaretha Sigfridsson and Agnes Knochenhauer (L-2nd L), and bronze medallist Britain's...more

Gold medallists Canada's Jennifer Jones, Kaitlyn Lawes, Jill Officer, Dawn McEwen and Kirsten Wall (3rd L-2nd R) jump on the podium as silver medallists Sweden's Margaretha Sigfridsson and Agnes Knochenhauer (L-2nd L), and bronze medallist Britain's Eve Muirhead (R) look on during the victory ceremony for the women's curling competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 22, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young
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