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


Kahun's goal gave the game the feeling that the game was in next-goal-wins territory, and while OAR would have been the odds-on favorite to get the next marker, Germany seemed to deliver one final bit of magic when Jonas Muller showed remarkable patience to get Pavel Datsyuk to bite on the block and Koshechkin to commit before firing one five-hole to put the Germans ahead 3-2 with three minutes remaining.

The gold medal was the first won by the team known variously as the Olympic Athletes From Russia / Russia / the Unified Team since a 1992 triumph in Albertville, France, as the Unified Team.

The country won gold in the first-ever women's curling event in Nagano in 1998, and medaled in every winter games since then - until they came in sixth place in Pyeongchang after a series of tough losses. Datsyuk's only goal in life was to win a gold medal, and he did it. "I have accomplished my dream".

On the final day of the 2018 Winter Olympics, Canada defeated Czech Republic 6-4 to claim the bronze medal.

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.

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.

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The team was barred from using Russian flags or having its national anthem played because of International Olympic Committee sanctions for state-sponsored doping. Germany's goalie came out of the net and Russian Federation scored tying it up 3-3 with a shorthanded goal from Gusev in the power play.

It remains to be seen if Voynov, who will turn 32 just before the 2022 Winter Games, would be allowed to play if the National Hockey League is involved and has any say over rosters.

Russian Federation is banned from competing at the Games because of state-sponsored doping but the International Olympic Committee announced on Sunday that their Olympic ban will be lifted if there are no more doping violations from their athletes at Pyeongchang 2018.

They were representing "Olympic Athletes from Russia" under strict guidelines including a ban on Russia's flag, national colors and the national anthem.

"We have been through a lot", skip Kim Eun-jung said, "so that we could blaze a trail". "I'm very proud of my guys". North Korea, South Korea, Japan and China are neighbors with deep, sometimes twisted histories that get along uneasily with each other in this particular geographic cul-de-sac.

Francesco Friedrich and his team of Candy Bauer, Martin Grothkopp and Thorsten Margis finished their four runs in 3 minutes, 15.85 seconds to win the four-man bobsledding gold by more than a half-second. We lost some games but we learned from it. "We have ideal companionship and harmony, and that is the secret". "We're all happy and especially in this moment for Russian Federation".