Victorious Canada Bids Farewell to Olympics

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Canada capped the last day of the Vancouver Olympic Games with a dramatic finish -- an ice hockey victory against the U.S., and a grand closing ceremony.

Canada defeated the U.S. in ice hockey with a score of 3 to 2 in overtime. That gave Canada their 14th gold medal overall, setting a Winter Games record.

"That was a game for the ages," said Canadian center and tournament All-Star Jonathan Toews. "It doesn't get any better than that. I'm sure it'll be very memorable for a lot of people and especially for the guys in that locker room that found a way to win."

Meanwhile, 60,000 packed the BC Place Stadium for the closing ceremony, complete with a rock concert and fireworks lighting up the sky.

"I believe Canadians tonight are stronger, more united, more in love with our country and more connected to each other than ever before," said chief Vancouver organizer John Furlong. "These games have lifted us up."

The ceremony ended with the Olympic flag being handed over to the hosts of the next Olympic Winter Games in 2014, Sochi, Russia.

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