CANADA RULES: The U.S. men's hockey team came close to repeating its gold medal performance from 1980. But the Americans lost the final game, 5-2 to Canada. C1

NEXT STOP, ITALY: Preparations begin for the Winter 2006 Olympics in Turin, Italy. Closing ceremonies introduced Olympians to the location. C1
MEDALS COUNT: Germany won the most medals at the Salt Lake City Games, followed closely by the United States. C4
COMMENTARY: A Christian Science Monitor writer describes the Games as naked combat at the highest level of athletic competition, C5

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