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Feb 20, 2014

Gold medal rematches bring back buzz

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Semi-finals featuring countries that share borders, a deep passion for ice hockey and a competitive hatred are sure to bring the buzz back to an Olympic men’s event still reeling from Russia’s shock exit.

The men’s ice hockey gold medal will be the last decided in Sochi, handed out just hours before Sunday’s closing ceremonies and the host nation will not be part of the excitement after crashing out in the quarter-finals.

Feb 20, 2014

Olympics-Ice hockey-Gold medal rematches bring back buzz

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 20 (Reuters) – Semi-finals featuring countries that share borders, a deep passion for ice hockey and a competitive hatred are sure to bring the buzz back to an Olympic men’s event still reeling from Russia’s shock exit.

The men’s ice hockey gold medal will be the last decided in Sochi, handed out just hours before Sunday’s closing ceremonies and the host nation will not be part of the excitement after crashing out in the quarter-finals.

Feb 19, 2014

Finns break Russian hearts as U.S., Canada advance

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Finland broke Russian hearts in the Olympic men’s ice hockey competition on Wednesday, robbing the hosts of a shot at arguably the most coveted gold medal of the Games with a 3-1 victory.

The United States and Sweden strolled into the semi-finals, but Olympic champions Canada had to do it the hard way with a tense 2-1 win over unfancied Latvia.

Feb 19, 2014

Olympics-Ice hockey-Finns break Russian hearts as US, Canada advance

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 19 (Reuters) – Finland broke Russian hearts in the Olympic men’s ice hockey competition on Wednesday, robbing the hosts of a shot at arguably the most coveted gold medal of the Games with a 3-1 victory.

The United States and Sweden strolled into the semi-finals, but Olympic champions Canada had to do it the hard way with a tense 2-1 win over unfancied Latvia.

Feb 19, 2014

Nervy Canada make semis after Latvia fright

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Canada escaped with a nervy 2-1 quarter-final win over Latvia in the Olympic men’s ice hockey tournament on Wednesday to keep their gold medal defence on track.

Despite dominating play and outshooting the plucky Latvians 57-16, Canada needed a late goal from Shea Weber to move into the semi-finals, where they will take on the United States in a rematch of the 2010 Vancouver Games gold medal game.

Feb 19, 2014

Olympics-Ice hockey-Nervy Canada make semis after Latvia fright

SOCHI, Russia Feb 19 (Reuters) – Canada escaped with a nervy 2-1 quarter-final win over Latvia in the Olympic men’s ice hockey tournament on Wednesday to keep their gold medal defence on track.

Despite dominating play and outshooting the plucky Latvians 57-16, Canada needed a late goal from Shea Weber to move into the semi-finals, where they will take on the United States in a rematch of the 2010 Vancouver Games gold medal game.

Feb 19, 2014

Russian defeat wrecks Putin’s plans for golden finish

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin’s plans for a golden finish to the Sochi Olympics were cancelled on Wednesday when Finland claimed a party-pooping win over the hosts of the Winter Games in the men’s ice hockey competition.

Russia have had other victories to celebrate and may yet finish top of the Sochi medal table, but that haul will not include gold in the sport that matters most.

Feb 19, 2014

Olympics-Ice hockey-Russian defeat wrecks Putin’s plans for golden finish

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 19 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin’s plans for a golden finish to the Sochi Olympics were cancelled on Wednesday when Finland claimed a party-pooping win over the hosts of the Winter Games in the men’s ice hockey competition.

Russia have had other victories to celebrate and may yet finish top of the Sochi medal table, but that haul will not include gold in the sport that matters most.

Feb 19, 2014

Ice hockey: Sweden put brakes on Slovenia joyride to reach semis

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Sweden brought Slovenia’s fairytale run in Sochi to an end with a 5-0 win on Wednesday to become the first team to reach the semi-finals of the Olympic men’s ice hockey tournament.

While Slovenia head home for what is sure to be a heroes’ welcome, Sweden await the winners of Russia’s game with Finland later on Wednesday.

Feb 19, 2014

Olympics-Ice hockey-Sweden put brakes on Slovenia joyride to reach semis

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 19 (Reuters) – Sweden brought Slovenia’s fairytale run in Sochi to an end with a 5-0 win on Wednesday to become the first team to reach the semi-finals of the Olympic men’s ice hockey tournament.

While Slovenia head home for what is sure to be a heroes’ welcome, Sweden await the winners of Russia’s game with Finland later on Wednesday.