Medal counts at the Olympics are due to many factors: individual performances, location, etc. Following up on the previous two posts, let's compare Canada's skiing, snowboarding, and speed skating medal count in the last two Winter Olympics.
1 gold, 1 silver, and 1 4th-place in cross-country skiing
3 4th-place finishes in alpine skiing
1 bronze and 1 4th-place in snowboardcross
3 silver, 2 bronze, and 2 4th-place finishes in short-track speed skating
2 gold, 4 silver, and 2 bronze in speed skating
Total top-4 finishes: 23
1 4th-place in crosscountry skiing
1 gold and 1 4th-place in ski cross (new sport)
1 gold in snowboard slalom
1 gold and 1 silver in snowboardcross
2 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze, and 2 4th-place finishes in short-track speed skating
2 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze, and 1 4th place finish in speed skating
Total top-4 finishes: 18
In terms of the finishes listed here, Canada did better at these speed sports in 2006.