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Tuesday, 7 January, 2003, 10:52 GMT

ICE HOCKEY

Canada clinch ice hockey triumph
Canada defeat the United States 5-2 to win their first Olympic men's ice hockey gold medal for 50 years.

Belarus player tests positive
A Belarus player failed a drug test at the Olympics, the International Ice Hockey Federation announces.

Canada claim Olympic title
Canada win gold in the women's ice hockey with a 3-2 win over the United States after Sweden take the bronze by beating Finland.

MEN'S TOURNAMENT
Russia make do with bronze
Russia, beaten by the USA in the semi-finals, bounce back to claim the men's ice hockey bronze medal with victory over Belarus.

USA repel resurgent Russians
The United States hold on to qualify for the men's ice hockey final with a 3-2 win over Russia.

Canada crush Belarus
Canada coast into the men's ice hockey final with a convincing 7-1 win over Belarus, the surprise package of the tournament.

Markov given his marching orders
Russia's Danill Markov is suspended from the bronze medal match in the men's ice hockey competition after abusing an official.

Belarus pull off huge upset
Sweden are out of the Olympic ice hockey medals after a 4-3 defeat at the hands of minnows Belarus - plus a quarter final round up.

US clinch top seed
An 8-1 win over Belarus sees the US top their group while Finland also secure themselves as second seeds for the knockout stage.

When East met West
BBC Sport Online's Alex Gubbay looks back at the dramatic Olympic ice hockey contest between the USA and Russia.

Finland bounce back
Finland's men's ice hockey team respond in fine fashion to their defeat by the US with an 8-1 victory over Belarus.

Canada fail to fire
BBC Sport's Bob Ballard reflects on a luke warm start in the ice hockey for Canada's red-hot favourites.

Sweden stun Canada
Canada, overwhelming favourites for gold, are upset by Sweden in their opening game of the final round-robin stage.

Switzerland win in vain
Switzerland and Ukraine finish their Olympic Games with wins, but neither qualifies for the next round.

Confidence crisis in Canadian hockey
Canada is slipping in the world ice hockey rankings, prompting calls for a rethink in the coaching of the country's young hopefuls.

Watch out for Germany
BBC Sport's Bob Ballard reflects on Germany's impressive start - plus a round-up of the day's action.

Slovakia take wooden spoon
Austria squeeze out Slovakia to avoid the embarrassment of finishing bottom of Group A in the men's ice hockey

Ukraine push Swiss to the brink
Switzerland are close to elimination from the Winter Olympics as the Ukraine cause a shock in the men's ice hockey competition.

Slovakia slip up
BBC Sport ice hockey commentator Bob Ballard bids an early farewell to the Slovakians in Salt Lake City.

Late goal seals German win
Germany hit a late goal to beat Austria 3-2, while pre-Games medal prospects Slovakia are out of the Olympics after a 6-6 tie with Latvia.

Germans upset Slovakia
Germany pull off the first upset of the men's ice hockey tournament, beating Slovakia 3-0 - plus the rest of day two's action.

Looking ahead to 2006
BBC Sport Online's Stuart Hughes looks at British ice hockey at the Winter Olympics.

WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT
The big two dominate
BBC sport commentator Simon Crosse reviews the Olympic women's ice hockey event - in which Canada and the US led the way.

NI native wins Olympic gold
Lurgan-born Geraldine Heaney helps Canada take gold in the women's ice hockey at the Winter Olympics.

Rivals to clash in hockey climax
The Olympics is set for a North American showdown as Canada's women face the United States in the ice hockey final.

Swedes stay on course
Goaltender Tommy Salo makes 37 saves to help Sweden beat the Czech Republic 2-1 and go top of Group C.

China sunk by Russia
Russia's women come back from behind to beat China and earn the right to play in the 5th/6th place play-off.

Darwitz spurs on US
Hat-trick hero Natalie Darwitz assures the US of top spot in Group B as they hammer Finland 5-0 at the Winter Olympics.

US women breeze past China
The US women's team allows its first goal of the Olympic ice hockey tournament on Thursday, but still beats China 12-1.

Canada in seventh heaven
Russia are the latest victims of Canada's women's ice hockey team as they keep their gold medal ambitions on track.

US fire gold warning
The American women's team look determined to defend their Olympic gold as they thrash Germany 10-0 in the group stages.

Sweden shock Russia
Sweden secure a surprise 3-2 win over Russia on the first day of the women's ice hockey tournament - and Canada show their class.

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