Winter Olympics: Russia grabs gold in ice hockey

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PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 25 (IANS) The closing day of the 2018 Winter Games here saw the team of neutral athletes from Russia edging the team from Germany 4-3 in the overtime of the Olympic ice hockey match for the gold medal on Sunday.

The match at the 10,000-seat capacity Gangneung Hockey Center was the first Olympic final in 20 years for the team from Russia, which lost the gold medal game to the Czech Republic at the 1998 Winter Games in Japan’s Nagano.

However, this was the first ever final in the history of the German Olympic ice hockey team, reports Tass news agency.

Germany’s best Olympic results in ice hockey were the bronze at the 1932 Winter Games in Lake Placid, the United States, and another bronze at the 1976 Olympics in Austria’s Innsbruck.

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