Sweden vs Finland is underway and here is our ice hockey expert Ivana Kottasova.
"In hockey, this is known as arch rivalry. The battle of the Vikings, the Scandinavian derby.
"Largely, this is going to be a battle of goalies. Henrik Lundqvist had some great games, not allowing opponents to score in his previous two matches. His Finnish counterpart Tuuka Rask, pretty much the reason Finland got to the semi-finals, is absent with his place taken by Keri Lehtonen.
Rask's absence is a huge blow to Finland, especially given his performance against Russia.
"Both teams are missing some of their key players in this game, so it will be interesting to
see if they change their line-ups significantly.
"While Finland has scored some great power play goals during the tournament, Sweden is the most penalized teams of the four semi-finalists so it will need to watch for those fouls and not give Finland too many power plays.
"Asked about the game and the rivalry between the two Scandinavian countries, Sweden defenseman Niklas Kronwall said: "It's a love-hate relationship — definitely."
"They have met many times in the past – in the final of 2006 Turin Olympics, Sweden took the gold after narrowly beating the Finns 3-2.
"But in 2011, Finland got its revenge in the World Cup final, winning 6-1.
"(And just a month ago, Finland’s juniors stunned Sweden in overtime to win world junior hockey title. That counts too.)"
They all count Ivana -- they all count.
Adelina Sotnikova has won it! And stop saying "ridiculous". Ridiculous is when Canadian pair gets golden medal with Russian skaters at Salt Lake City Games just cancelling French judges' points!minas921at 8:23 PM
By the way, Yuna Kim made a magnificent programme. The only thing she did wrong - technical plan: it was weaker than Adelinas'.minas921at 8:26 PM
It's just crazy. It's a dream come true. It's just amazing. We
just had the best week of our lives. We are gold medalists.