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The intended gap of four years ended in 2014, which graced the most awaited event: The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The event commenced on February 7 and terminated on 23 February 2014.

Officially termed the XXII Olympic Winter Games, the 2014 Olympics were held in the city of Sochi in Krasnodar Krai, Russia. Interestingly, it was the first Olympics held in Russia ever since the event of 1991, the year of Soviet Union breakup. It was on the occasion of the 119th IOC session in July 2007 in Guatemala City, Central America that Sochi was chosen to be the host city for the 2014 Winter Olympics. The Sochi Organizing Committee arranged the event. 88 nations participated in the 2014 Sochi Olympics drawing above 6,700 athletes. A series of seven nations made their debut in the 2014 Olympics. They are Malta, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Dominica, Paraguay, Togo, and Zimbabwe. The opening ceremony of the event was commemorated on 7 February 2014 at Fisht Olympic Stadium.

The 2014 Olympics hosted seven sports divided into 15 categories that summed up into 98 events altogether. There were Alpine Skiing, Nordic combined, Biathlon, Cross-Country Skiing, Luge, Snowboarding, Skeleton, Speed Skating, Freestyle skiing, Short Track Speed Skating, Ice Hockey, Curling, Ski Jumping, Figure Skating, and Bobsleigh.

In the 2014 Sochi Olympics, Russia swept away the maximum number of medals winning 13 gold, 11 silver, and nine bronze amounting to 33 medals in total. United States won a total of 28 medals with nine gold, seven silver, and 12 bronze and came second in the list. Norway ranked third having won 26 medals in total with 11 gold, five silver, and 10 bronze. Canada was placed fourth having won a total of 25 medals with 10 gold, 10 silver, and five bronze. Netherlands occupied the fifth position winning eight gold, seven silver, and nine bronze thereby a total of 24 medals.

The host nation, i.e., Russia became the king of gold medals, winning a total of 13 gold. It also ruled the list of the total number of medals won by a nation.

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References: Olympic.org, Global News, Wikipedia, USA Today
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