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Winter Olympics 2018: Russian Federation win historic men's hockey gold

Winter Olympics 2018: Russian Federation win historic men's hockey gold

Olympic athletes from Russian Federation celebrate after winning the men's gold medal hockey game against Germany, 4-3, in overtime at the 2018 Winter Olympics, Feb. 25, 2018, in Gangneung, South Korea.

Later, at the medal ceremony, the winning team sang the Russian anthem while the music for the Olympic anthem was played in the arena, despite being barred by Olympic authorities from having their flag raised or anthem played.

But the whole squad along with fans in attendance sang the Russian national anthem, drowning out the Olympic Hymn, despite the IOC banning the country's athletes from any public activities associated with the national flag, anthem, and other symbols at the Olympics in PyeongChang.

But the International Olympic Committee said the suspension would be lifted - an International Olympic Committee source said in "a few days or a few weeks" - if no further positive drug tests come out of the Games, where two Russians tested positive for doping.

Just 10 seconds later, Germany's Dominik Kahun tied it at 2 with a wrister all alone in the slot, fed by Frank Mauer from behind the net off a dump-in.

In a seesaw goal-filled game, Kirill Kaprizov delivered a one-timer off a pass from Nikita Gusev 9:11 into overtime to break German hearts.

The win for the Russian Athletes will likely serve as a balm for what has been a rocky Olympics, with dozens of athletes appealing to get into the Winter Games just days before they started, and athletes from the country turning up with new doping violations during the Games themselves.

But two Russians tested positive for doping during the Olympics and IOC president Thomas Bach said as a result, the ban could not be lifted for the closing ceremony. Neither team scored a sudden-death goal during a 20-minute overtime - and the resulting penalty shootout also ended in a 2-2 tie.

It was a fitting finale as it handed Norway their 14th gold to overtake Germany in the final medal count, after the German team won the four-man bobsleigh earlier on Sunday. "I have accomplished my dream. Now I have no dream", he told the media after the event, via The Herald Sun.

Germany entered the semifinals with 25/1 odds to win the tournament, and then shocked Canada 4-3. Its previous best finishes were bronze medals in 1932 and 1976, the latter as West Germany. "You play for your country, it is more important".

They previously won in 2006 and 2010.

The German sled, piloted by Francesco Friedrich, cruised to victory in the Winter Olympic four-man bobsleigh on Sunday.

"It was the craziest game ever", Kovalchuk said.

Performers dance during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018.

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