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Russian hockey great Ovechkin makes history by entering NHL 600-goal club

Russian ice-hockey great and Washington Сapitals captain Alexander Ovechkin has reached yet another milestone in his sporting career by becoming the 20th player in the National Hockey League (NHL) to score 600 goals. Going into Monday’s game against the Winnipeg Jets, Ovechkin was just two goals short of reaching six-century mark. The Caps captain duly scored a brace to successfully ...

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'It’s impossible to take away your character’: Putin thanks hockey team for anthem tribute

President Vladimir Putin has thanked Russia’s ice hockey gold medalists for singing their national anthem during the PyeongChang Winter Olympics medal ceremony. The team did so in defiance of a ban imposed by the IOC. During Wednesday’s awarding of state honors to the Olympic medal winners, Putin praised the ice hockey players for their “respect to the country.” Read more ...

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‘It’s OK, we understand’: IOC won’t sanction ‘excited’ hockey heroes for singing Russian anthem

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will not sanction the gold medal-winning Olympic Athlete of Russia (OAR) ice hockey players, who controversially sang Russia’s national anthem during their medal awards ceremony. IOC said they accept that the athletes were over-excited by their nail-biting 4-3 overtime final victory over Germany, which carried over to the medal presentation on Sunday. Read more “We ...

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Triumphant Russian hockey team defies ban, sings national anthem after Olympic win

The Russian hockey squad, which won Olympic gold in a tight, nerve-racking overtime game against Germany, defied the IOC ban at the awards ceremony and sang the words of the national anthem over the Olympic Hymn. The Olympic hockey final turned out to be a real thriller, with the Russians winning on an overtime goal by Kirill Kaprizov – now ...

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From Albertville to PyeongChang: The story of two Russian hockey triumphs

On Sunday, Russian ice hockey players won Olympic gold for the second time in the post-Soviet era, and both victories came under circumstances that lay far away from the ice. In 1992, following the breakup of the USSR, the ‘Unified Team’ as it was known – comprised of former Soviet hockey players – claimed gold at the Olympic Games in ...

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Russian hockey players claim gold in PyeongChang, beating Germany 4-3 in overtime

The Russian men’s hockey squad, competing in PyeongChang under the name Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR), has claimed Olympic gold, defeating Germany 4-3 in an overtime thriller. For the first time since 1992, Russian players have claimed an Olympic victory in hockey, thanks to an overtime goal by Kirill Kaprizov. Twenty-six years ago, following the breakup of the Soviet Union, ...

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Olympic Athletes from Russia advance to men’s hockey final after beating Czech Republic 3-0

Published time: 23 Feb, 2018 09:57 Edited time: 23 Feb, 2018 10:03 Olympic Athletes from Russia have reached the men’s hockey finals of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, beating the Czech Republic in the semifinals 3-0. For the first time since the 1998 Nagano games, Russian players, competing this year as neutrals in the Winter Olympics, have advanced to the gold ...

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Russian men’s hockey team proceeds to Olympic semi-final after beating Norway 6-1

Published time: 21 Feb, 2018 09:48 Edited time: 21 Feb, 2018 10:01 The Russian men’s hockey team competing in PyeongChang under the name Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) has progressed to the tournament’s semi-final after defeating Norway 6-1. The Russian men’s team will now play the Czech Republic in the semi-final. It is their first time reaching this stage of ...

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Slovenian ice hockey player expelled from PyeongChang after positive doping test

A member of the Slovenian ice hockey squad has been expelled from the 2018 PyeongChang Games. Ziga Jeglic tested positive for the beta-2 stimulant, which is prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Jeglic’s in-competition test revealed the presence of fenoterol, an asthma drug which helps to open the airways to the lungs. READ MORE: Norwegian Olympians found with alarming ...

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Russian men’s hockey squad trounces US 4-0 in Pyeongchang

The Russian men’s hockey team, which is competing under a neutral flag at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, delivered a crushing 4-0 defeat to Team USA. The Olympic Athletes from Russia took the lead in the middle of the opening period at the Gangneung Hockey Centre, with Nikolay Prokhorkin beating US goalie Ryan Zapolski. Prokhorkin then struck again to make ...

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