SOCHI, Russia - Finishing with the most medals appears out of reach but Canada can still match its Olympic performance from four years ago.

Canada's Olympic team heads into the final day of the Sochi Games with 24 medals, two shy of the mark set at the 2010 Vancouver Games.

The Canadian Olympic Committee entered Sochi with the aim of finishing atop the overall medal standings, but it's out of time. Russia leads with 29 medals, while the United States has 27 and Norway follows with 26.

Canada is guaranteed at least 25 medals with the men's hockey team playing for gold against Sweden, and there's still a slim chance that number could increase. Canadians are entered in men's four-man bobsled but have some work to do to make the podium. There's also an appeal in men's skicross that, if successful, could bring in another gold. Canadians are also racing in the men's 50-kilometre cross-country ski event Sunday, though they are longshots for a medal.

Canada came closest to adding another medal Saturday in the long-track speedskating men's team pursuit. Denny Morrison of Fort St. John, B.C., Mathieu Giroux of Pointe-Aux-Trembles, Que., and Regina's Lucas Makowsky finished fourth in their bronze-medal race behind Poland.

The trio had heavy legs after going all out in their semifinal loss to South Korea a night earlier. Poland, meanwhile, coasted against the powerful Dutch team with an eye on winning bronze the next day.

"We showed our Canadian pride, our Canadian spirit," Morrison said. "Going into that semifinal that we had against (South) Korea, they're the No. 2 ranked team in the world, we knew they were going to have a good time, and we put down our very best race.

"We couldn't beat them but we can hold our heads high knowing that we tried to go for the gold."

Canada led for all but the last two laps of the eight-lap race, fading to finish in three minutes 44.27 seconds. Poland crossed in 3:41.94 for bronze.

Morrison took some responsibility for the loss. The 28-year-old already has two medals, a silver in the 1,000 metres and bronze in the 1,500, but said he had difficulty keeping speed in the final laps.

"We didn't have the legs, and Denny, he's had a very good Olympics, and managing those highs and all the ceremonies that come with it cost a lot of energy," said Canadian coach Bart Schouten. "I think he's done really well with that, but at some point energy might run a little bit lower."

There was more disappointment in bobsled.

The Canada 3 sled piloted by Justin Kripps was running eighth after the first heat and looked fast early in its second heat. But the sled tipped over heading into a corner and slid to the finish with the helmets of Kripps, Jesse Lumsden, Cody Sorensen and Ben Coakwell dragging on the ice.

All four athletes walked away from the crash.

"They're all fine, they're being looked at by the doctors as we speak and I don't anticipate any problems," said coach Tom De La Hunty.

The Canada 2 sled of pilot Lyndon Rush, Lascelles Brown, David Bissett and Neville Wright will need help to move up from 10th place during the final two heats of the event Sunday.

Canada 1 — consisting of pilot Chris Spring, Timothy Randall, James McNaughton and Bryan Barnett — was tied for 13th.

Canada 3 is last in the 30-sled field but because it crossed the finish line it can compete again in the third heat, although it's unlikely Kripps will qualify for the final heat.

One more medal — a gold no less — could be won by Canada if an appeal goes its way.

Canada and Slovenia have appealed the final results of men's skicross in which France's Jean-Frederic Chapuis, Arnaud Bovolenta and Jonathan Midol swept the podium and Calgary's Brady Leman finished fourth.

The teams are alleging French officials changed the shape of its athletes' ski pants to improve aerodynamics. If successful, Leman would be awarded gold while Russia's Egor Korotkov would take silver and bronze would go to Slovenia's Filip Flisar.

A decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport is expected Sunday.

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  • DAY 16

    A golden finish in the men's hockey and an elegant closing ceremony mark the end of the Sochi Olympics.

  • OLY-2014-CLOSING

    Canada's athletes parade during the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics at the Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014.

  • OLY-2014-CLOSING

    Canada's flag bearers, bobsledders Kaillie Humphries (R) and Heather Moyse take part in the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics at the Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014.

  • OLY-2014-CLOSING

    Canada's figure skater Kaetlyn Osmond (top R) and speed skaters Denny Morrison (bottom L) and Gilmore Junio (top L) parade during the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics at the Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014.

  • Ice Hockey Gold Medal - Sweden v Canada

    Sidney Crosby #87 of Canada celebrates with teammate Ryan Getzlaf #15 of Canada after scoring his team's second goal in the second period during the Men's Ice Hockey Gold Medal match against Sweden on Day 16 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

  • Ice Hockey Gold Medal - Sweden v Canada

    Chris Kunitz #14 of Canada scores his team's third goal with a long range shot during the Men's Ice Hockey Gold Medal match on Day 16 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

  • Ice Hockey Gold Medal - Sweden v Canada

    Henrik Lundqvist #30 of Sweden defends his goal as Sidney Crosby #87 of Canada closes in during the Men's Ice Hockey Gold Medal match on Day 16 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

  • OLY-2014-IHOCKEY-MEN-MEDALS

    (From L) Canada's gold medallists Duncan Keith, goalkeeper Carey Price and Jonathan Toews celebrate during the Men's Ice Hockey Medal Ceremony at the Bolshoy Ice Dome during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 23, 2014.

  • Ice Hockey Gold Medal - Sweden v Canada

    Gold medalists Ryan Getzlaf #15, Jonathan Toews #16 and Jay Bouwmeester #19 of Canada celebrate during the medal ceremony after defeating Sweden 3-0 during the Men's Ice Hockey Gold Medal match on Day 16 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

  • OLY-2014-IHOCKEY-MEN-MEDALS

    Canada's gold medallist team poses during the Men's Ice Hockey Medal Ceremony at the Bolshoy Ice Dome during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 23, 2014.

  • Ice Hockey Gold Medal - Sweden v Canada

    Head coach Mike Babcock of Canada applauds his team following their 3-0 victory during the Men's Ice Hockey Gold Medal match on Day 16 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

  • Speed Skating - Winter Olympics Day 15

    (L to R) Lucas Makowsky, Denny Morrison and Mathieu Giroux of Canada react after competing during the Men's Team Pursuit Final B Speed Skating event on day fifteen of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at at Adler Arena Skating Center on February 22, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

  • DAY 15

    A close call for Canada in the speed skating team pursuit.

  • Speed Skating - Winter Olympics Day 15

    Denny Morrison, Mathieu Giroux and Lucas Makowsky of Canada compete during the Men's Team Pursuit Final B Speed Skating event on day fifteen of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at at Adler Arena Skating Center on February 22, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

  • Speed Skating - Winter Olympics Day 15

    (L to R) Lucas Makowsky, Denny Morrison and Mathieu Giroux of Canada compete during the Men's Team Pursuit Final B Speed Skating event on day fifteen of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at at Adler Arena Skating Center on February 22, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

  • Day 14

    A four-medal day for Canada. Gold and silver in the women's ski cross, a bronze in speedskating and a gold in curling. The U.S. and Canada play in a classic hockey grudge match.

  • OLY-2014-IHOCKEY-USA-CAN-MEN

    Canada's Jamie Benn (2nd L) scores against US goalkeeper Jonathan Quick (C) during the Men's Ice Hockey Semifinals USA vs Canada at the Bolshoy Ice Dome during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 21, 2014.

  • Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 14 - United States v Canada

    Canada and the United States shake hands after Canada defeated the United States 1-0 during the Men's Ice Hockey Semifinal Playoff on Day 14 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 21, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

  • Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 14 - United States v Canada

    Carey Price #31 of Canada and Jonathan Quick #32 of the United States shake hands after Canada defeated the United States 1-0 during the Men's Ice Hockey Semifinal Playoff on Day 14 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 21, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

  • Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 14 - United States v Canada

    Ryan Getzlaf #15 of Canada shakes hands with Jonathan Quick #32 of the United States after the Men's Ice Hockey Semifinal Playoff on Day 14 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 21, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Canada defeated the United States 1-0.

  • Canada's players celebrate after winning the Men's Ice Hockey Semifinal match between the USA and Canada at the Bolshoy Ice Dome during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 21, 2014.

  • Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 14 - United States v Canada

    Sidney Crosby #87 of Canada skates during the Men's Ice Hockey Semifinal Playoff against the United States on Day 14 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 21, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

  • US goalkeeper Jonathan Quick reacts at the end of the Men's Ice Hockey Semifinals USA vs Canada at the Bolshoy Ice Dome during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 21, 2014. Canada won 0-1.

  • Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 14 - United States v Canada

    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 21: Brooks Orpik #44 of the United States and Sidney Crosby #87 of Canada fall to the ice during the Men's Ice Hockey Semifinal Playoff on Day 14 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 21, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

  • Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 14 - United States v Canada

    Sidney Crosby #87 of Canada gets ready for a face off during the Men's Ice Hockey Semifinal Playoff against the United States on Day 14 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 21, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

  • Short Track Speed Skating - Winter Olympics Day 14

    Bronze medalist Charle Cournoyer of Canada celebrates during the flower ceremony for the Short Track Men's 500m on day fourteen of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 21, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

  • Russia's Victor An (C) celebrates after winning ahead of China's Wu Dajing and Canada's Charle Cournoyer (R) the Men's Short Track 500 m Final at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 21, 2014.

  • Canada's Charle Cournoyer celebrates after winning the bronze medal in the Men's Short Track 500 m Final at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 21, 2014.

  • Canada's Charle Cournoyer prepares for the Men's Short Track 500 m Semifinals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 21, 2014.

  • Canada's Brad Jacobs reacts during the Men's Curling Gold Medal Game between Canada and Great Britain at the Ice Cube Curling Center in Sochi during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 21, 2014. Dominant Canada won their third successive Olympic men's curling gold medal with a convincing 9-3 victory over Britain in the final.

  • Canada's Brad Jacobs observes the movement of a stone during the Men's Curling Gold Medal Game between Canada and Great Britain at the Ice Cube Curling Center in Sochi during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 21, 2014.

  • Curling - Winter Olympics Day 14

    Brad Jacobs of Canada (C) plays a stone as Ryan Harnden (L) and EJ Harnden (R) assist during the Men's Gold Medal match between Canada and Great Britain on day 14 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Ice Cube Curling Center on February 21, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

  • Great Britain's players walk past Canada's Ryan Fry, E.J. Harnden, Ryan Harnden and Brad Jacobs as they celebrate after winning the Men's Curling Gold Medal Game at the Ice Cube Curling Center in Sochi during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 21, 2014. Dominant Canada won their third successive Olympic men's curling gold medal with a convincing 9-3 victory over Britain in the final.

  • (L-R) Canada's gold medallists Caleb Flaxey, Ryan Harnden, E.J. Harnden, Ryan Fry and Brad Jacobs stand on the podium during the Men's Curling Flower Ceremony at the Ice Cube Curling Center in Sochi during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 21, 2014.

  • Curling - Winter Olympics Day 14

    (L-R) EJ Harnden, Ryan Fry, Brad Jacobs and Ryan Harnden of Canada celebrate as they win gold during the Men's Gold Medal match between Canada and Great Britain on day 14 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Ice Cube Curling Center on February 21, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

  • Curling - Winter Olympics Day 14

    EJ Harnden and Brad Jacobs of Canada are congratulated as they win gold during the Men's Gold Medal match between Canada and Great Britain on day 14 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Ice Cube Curling Center on February 21, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

  • Silver Medallist, Canada's Kelsey Serwa celebrates at the Women's Freestyle Skiing Ski Cross Flower Ceremony at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 21, 2014.

  • Gold Medallist, Canada's Marielle Thompson (L) and Silver Medallist, Canada's Kelsey Serwa race in the Women's Freestyle Skiing Ski Cross Final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 21, 2014.

  • Freestyle Skiing - Winter Olympics Day 14

    Marielle Thompson of Canada leads Kelsey Serwa of Canada in the Freestyle Skiing Womens' Ski Cross Big Final on day 14 of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 21, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

  • Freestyle Skiing - Winter Olympics Day 14

    (L-R) Ophelie David of France, Kelsey Serwa of Canada, Marielle Thompson of Canada and Anna Holmlund of Sweden compete in the Freestyle Skiing Womens' Ski Cross Final on day 14 of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 21, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

  • Freestyle Skiing - Winter Olympics Day 14

    Marielle Thompson (R) of Canada celebrates winning the gold medal with silver medalist Kelsey Serwa of Canada during the flower ceremony in the Freestyle Skiing Womens' Ski Cross Final on day 14 of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 21, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

  • (L-R) Bronze Medallist, Sweden's Anna Holmlund; Silver Medallist, Canada's Kelsey Serwa; and Gold Medallist, Canada's Marielle Thompson celebrate at the Women's Freestyle Skiing Ski Cross Flower Ceremony at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 21, 2014.

  • Medal Ceremony - Winter Olympics Day 14

    (L-R) Gold medallist Marielle Thompson of Canada and silver medalist Kelsey Serwa of Canada celebrate during the medal ceremony for the Women's Ski Cross on day fourteen of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Medals Plaza on February 21, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

  • DAY 13

    Curling gold from Jennifer Jones and a women's hockey showdown with the United States ends in dramatic fashion.

  • Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 13 - Canada v United States

    Gold medalists Canada celebrate after the flower ceremony for the Ice Hockey Women's Gold Medal Game on day 13 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

  • Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 13 - Canada v United States

    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 20: Jessie Vetter #31 of the United States gives up a goal in overtime to Marie-Philip Poulin of Canada during the Ice Hockey Women's Gold Medal Game on day 13 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

  • OLY-2014-IHOCKEY-WOMEN-MEDALS

    Canada's Rebecca Johnston poses with her gold medal during the Women's Ice Hockey Medal Ceremony after the final game Canada vs USA at the Bolshoy Ice Dome plaza during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 20, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ANDREJ ISAKOVIC (Photo credit should read ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 13 - Canada v United States

    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 20: Rebecca Johnston #6 of Canada celebrates goal in the third period against United States during the Ice Hockey Women's Gold Medal Game on day 13 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

  • Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 13 - Canada v United States

    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 20: Gold medalists Brianne Jenner #19, Haley Irwin #21, Hayley Wickenheiser #22 and Natalie Spooner #24 of Canada celebrate during the medal ceremony after defeating the United States 3-2 in overtime during the Ice Hockey Women's Gold Medal Game on day 13 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

  • Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 13 - Canada v United States

    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 20: Marie-Philip Poulin #29 of Canada celebrates after scoring against Jessie Vetter #31 of the United States during the Ice Hockey Women's Gold Medal Game on day 13 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

  • Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 13 - Canada v United States

    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 20: Jennifer Wakefield #9 and Melodie Daoust #15 of Canada celebrate with teammates after defeating the United States 3-2 in overtime during the Ice Hockey Women's Gold Medal Game on day 13 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)