The middle Saturday of the Sochi Olympics saw a fundamental change to the points table. Since Day 1 Norway have led, usually with a sizeable lead, but today Russian speed skaters and skeleton sliders teamed up to push the host country into a 13 point lead. Positions 3 to 6 are now separated by only 2 points with the USA hanging in there ahead of Germany, Canada and the Netherlands. Despite winning their 1st gold of 2014, Sweden dropped out of the top ten.
The scoring table is as follows;
1st 8 points
If countries are level on points their single best result is the tiebreak