SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The United States enters the final weekend of the Winter Olympics with a lot more medals than expected.
And it's not done yet.
Despite being shut out Friday for the second time during the games, Americans are contenders for many of the nine medals up for grabs Saturday and Sunday. The United States goes into the last two days with 30 medals, 17 more than its previous record and 10 more than the U.S. Olympic Committee predicted.
The men's hockey team is guaranteed at least a silver after beating Russia 3-2 in the semifinals Friday. The Americans will play Canada in the final Sunday.
The four-man U.S. bobsled team led by Todd Hays grabbed first place after two heats Friday. With two clean runs Saturday, the sled almost certainly will pick up a medal, ending a 46-year drought for American men in the sport.
Skier Bode Miller, who has two silvers, has one slalom race left Saturday. Short-track speedskater Apolo Anton Ohno, who has a gold and a silver, races Saturday night in the 500 meters and the 5,000 relay.
Other events Saturday include the men's 50-kilometer classical cross-country race, women's 5,000-meter speedskating, and the women's 1,000 meters in short-track speedskating. Also, Russia and Belarus play for the bronze medal in men's hockey.
-- OLYMPIC DIPLOMACY: The International Olympic Committee is doing all it can to get to the end of the games without any more problems.
On Friday, it persuaded the Russians to stay and the South Koreans to take part in the closing ceremony. The IOC also decided not to kick out a Belarusian short-track speedskater caught with steroids in her system.
That doesn't mean everyone is happy, though.
South Koreans continued to protest the disqualification that cost Kim Dong-sung a gold medal in short-track speedskating in favor of Ohno.
The IOC's executive board gave Belarus' Yulia Pavlovich a "severe warning" and expelled her coach and a team doctor from the games. She was allowed to remain in the Olympic Village and march in the closing ceremony.
-- BOBSLED: There might be some magic left at Utah Olympic Park for the Americans, who have won the last three events there.
Hays' crew is halfway to following the U.S. teams from women's bobsled and men's and women's skeleton to the top of the medals stand.
Switzerland-1 and Germany-2 are tied for second. The USA-2 sled piloted by Brian Shimer is fifth.
-- SPEEDSKATING: Jochem Uytdehaage of the Netherlands was great at 1,500 meters and better at 5,000. But 10,000? Teammate Gianni Romme was supposed to dominate.
Supposed to. Uytdehaage won convincingly, setting a world record to claim his second gold medal of the games and third overall.
"He's the king of these Olympics in speedskating," said American Derek Parra, who was 13th after finishing in the top two with Uytdehaage in the shorter races.
Romme, who won the 10,000 four years ago and had held the world record, got the silver. Norway's Lasse Saetre won the bronze.
-- CURLING: The men's curling tournament came down to the final throw, with a miss by the favored Canadians giving Norway a 6-5 victory and the gold medal, much to the delight of King Harald, who was in the stands. Switzerland beat Sweden 7-3 in the bronze-medal game.
The final shot was thrown by Kevin Martin, one of the world's top skips, or captains. But he's never won an international title, making him the curling equivalent of Phil Mickelson, the golf star lacking a major title.
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