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Two decades after it last led the medals table, Russia triumphantly captured the top spot at its first home Winter Olympics – albeit with a big contribution from two "adopted Russians" – and can look forward to a Sochi-fueled boost in 2018 .With a final tally of 13 golds, 11 silvers and nine bronzes, Russia topped the table for the first time since 1994 – an important achievement for a country that since Soviet days has sought pride and prestige through sport.True, several of the home golds came from "imports," with South Korean-born Viktor Ahn winning the 500 meter and 1,000 meter short-track speed skating and leading the 5,000 meter relay team to victory, as well as taking individual bronze in the 1,500 meter.
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