Sweden wins gold in cross-country skiing relay
Sweden won the gold medal in men's cross-country skiing relay after Marcus Hellner pulled away on the last leg for his second gold medal of the Olympics.
Sweden finished the 4x10-kilometer race in 1 hour 45 minutes 5.4 seconds.
Norway won the silver in 1:45:21.3. The bronze went to the Czech Republic (1:45:21.9).
The United States finished 13th in 1:51:27.7. Competing for the United States were Andrew Newell (Shaftsbury, Vt.), Torin Koos (Leavenworth, Wash.), Garrott Kuzzy (Minneapolis) and Simeon Hamilton (Aspen, Colo.).
-- Houston Mitchell in Vancouver, Canada
Photo: Sweden's Anders Soedergren, far left, Marcus Hellner, Johan Olsson and Daniel Richardsson celebrate following their gold medal in the men's 10-kilometer relay on Wednesday. Credit: Dmitry Lovetsky / Associated Press