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Russians sweep 50K race

Updated: February 23, 2014, 7:41 AM ET
Associated Press

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Alexander Legkov made sure the Russian flag finally flew highest at the Sochi cross-country skiing venue -- and for these entire Olympic Games.

On the last day of the Games, Legkov led a Russian medal sweep in the men's 50-kilometer race to give the host nation its first cross-country gold at the Sochi Games. It also clinched the top spot in the overall medals table for Russia with 13 golds and 33 medals overall.

"To win a gold medal on the final ...

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