Posted: Feb 26, 7:42p ET | Updated: Feb 27, 12:44a ET

Day in Review: Day 15

Riesch wins women's slalom, U.S. to face Canada for men's hockey gold and more
Maria Riesch won Friday's slalom by 0.43 seconds to capture her second gold in Vancouver.
Maria Riesch won Friday's slalom by 0.43 seconds to capture her second gold in Vancouver.

Alpine skiing: First-run leader Maria Riesch held off Austria's Marlies Schild to win the women's slalom. It was Riesch's second gold of the games after her triumph in the super-combined and the third Alpine gold in five events for Germany. American Lindsey Vonn skied out in her first run. (More)

Hockey: The game went the full 60 minutes, but the U.S. really only needed 20. Team USA scored six goals in the first period -- four against goalie Miikka Kiprusoff -- in a 6-1 rout of Finland on Friday to earn a place in Sunday's gold-medal game. (More)

Curling: Anette Norberg scored the game-winning point in the 11th end to give Sweden a 7-6 victory over Canada in the women's curling final. Sweden also won gold fours years ago in Torino. (More)

Hockey: In Friday's other men's hockey semifinal, Canada got by Slovakia, 3-2, and will face the U.S. in Sunday's final. Since losing to the Americans to close out group play last week, Sidney Crosby's Canadian team has won three straight. (More)

Snowboarding: Heavy rain and wind on Cypress Mountain did little to slow Dutch boarder Nicolien Sauerbreij, who came from behind to win the women's parallel giant slalom event. It was the Netherlands' fourth gold in Vancouver and first ever in snowboarding. (More)

Short track: Apolo Ohno finished second in the men's 500m final but left the ice without a medal after it was revealed the American had been disqualified for causing a crash in the final turn. Canada's Charles Hamelin got the gold. (More)

Short track: Following his earlier DQ in the 500m, Apolo Ohno returned to the ice later on Friday evening to lead the U.S. team to bronze in the 5000m relay. It was Ohno's U.S. record eighth winter medal, putting him two ahead of former long-track skater Bonnie Blair. Canada won gold in the event, and South Korea took silver. (More) 

Curling: After losing in the semifinals to Sweden and being called out by their coach, Wang Bingyu's world champion Chinese team rebounded to beat Switzerland, 12-6, in an eight-end shortened match on Friday to capture the bronze medal in women's curling. (More)

Short track: China's Wang Meng edged American Katherine Reutter in the women's 1000m to collect her third gold medal of the games. It was the second Olympic medal for Reutter, who won bronze as part of the U.S. relay team. (More)

Speed skating: The U.S. upset the powerful Canadian squad, including Olympic medalists Christine Nesbitt and Kristina Groves, in the women's team pursuit to advance to Saturday's semifinals. Nancy Swider-Peltz Jr. skated the final leg for the Americans, who edged Canada by just 0.05 seconds. (More)

Speed skating: There was more joy for the U.S. in the men's team pursuit with Chad Hedrick leading his three-man team past Sven Kramer's heavily favored Dutch squad in Friday's semifinal. The American men will race Canada for gold on Saturday. (More)

Bobsled: Steve Holcomb has his "Night Train" on track for gold. Through two runs of the four-man event, driver Holcomb and the USA-1 sled lead Lyndon Rush of Canada by 0.40 seconds with two-man gold-medalist Andre Lange of Germany in third. The event wraps up on Saturday.  (More)

Biathlon: The most decorated biathlete in history will head home with another piece of hardware. Ole Einar Bjørndalen powered Norway to victory in the men's 4x7.5km relay on Friday to score his sixth career Olympic gold medal. Austria -- finishing more than 38 seconds back -- took silver, and Russia nabbed bronze. (More)

Hockey: In the women's hockey tournament in Vancouver, there was Canada, the United States and everyone else. That kind of imbalance doesn't sit well with IOC chief Jacques Rogge, who said Friday the sport has eight years to clean up its competitive act. (More) 

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Day 15: Holcomb's USA-1 leads the way

Day 15: Holcomb's USA-1 leads the way

Highlights from Steve Holcomb's momentous first two runs on Feb. 26, Day 15 of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games. The Utah native's "Night Train" crew chats about their solid lead ahead of Canada's Lyndon Rush and Germany's Andre Lange.


NBC Analysis: Four-man bobsled

NBC Analysis: Four-man bobsled

John Papa and Duncan Kennedy discuss Steve Holcomb's lead halfway through the four-man bobsled competition and their predictions for Saturday's final two heats. Lewis Johnson also caught up with USA-2's John Napier, who was one of six sleds that experienced the wrath of the 50-50 curve on Friday, Day 15 of the 2010 Winter Games.


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