Note: Turcotte's time of 1:27.185 in a quarterfinal heat established a new Olympic record.
*Ohno finished second to Kim Dong-Sung, of South Korea, in the final, but was awarded the gold medal by chief referee James Hewish, who adjudged that Kim was guilty of cross-tracking, or interfering, with Ohno's path.
Note: Kim registered a time of 2:15.942 in a semifinal heat, establishing a new Olympic record.
Note: Canada's time of 6:45.455 in a semifinal heat established a new Olympic record.
Best USA: 4th, United States (7:03.926).
CAN—Marc Gagnon, Jonathan Guilmette, Francois-Louis Tremblay, Mathieu Turcotte; ITA—Maurizio Carnino, Fabio Carta, Nicola Franceschina, Nicola Rodigari; CHN—Feng Kai, Guo Wei, Li Jiajun, Li Ye.
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