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Former Tri-City American Brooks Macek wins Olympic silver medal

Former Tri-City American Brooks Macek wins Olympic silver medal

The Russians triumphed in the no-NHL tournament where they were favored, winning the men's hockey gold medal at a Winter Olympics where they couldn't even be called Team Russia, use their colors or celebrate while listening to their anthem.

It's the first Russian gold medal in hockey since 1992 in Albertville when the team also played under a neutral flag as the Community of Independent States.

Russian goal song "Those Were The Days" blared over the Gangneung Hockey Centre speakers as fans clad in red, white and blue and holding flags celebrated.

Performers dance during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. Let's not forget Russian Federation - or, we should say, "Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation", the shame-laced moniker they inherited after a doping brouhaha from the 2014 Sochi Games doomed them to a non-flag-carrying Pyeongchang Games.

Nikita Gusev had the go-ahead and tying goals in the third period.

Gusev netted a steep-angle shot with 6:39 remaining in regulation time for a 2-1 lead, only for Germany's Dominik Kahun to equalise 10 seconds later.

"It was the craziest game ever".

Pavel Datsyuk, captain of Russian Federation, refused to acknowledge that his team hadn't won the medal for the country.

Jonas Muller then made it 3-2 to Germany with three minutes and 16 seconds left on the clock but Gusev scored for a second time to equalise inside the final minute. We got embarrassed on the global state. "We all thought we would sit at home and watch the final on the couch". With the completion of the 2018 Pyeongchang Games, that Olympic trinity marks one-third of a noteworthy Olympic run by Asia.

"Of course I'm very proud of myself to do what I've done", Bjoergen said.

The women's curling Winter Olympic title went to Sweden after they completed a comprehensive 8-3 win over South Korea.

Friedrich's gold follows his victory in the two-man event, making him only the second man to win in both disciplines in the past 30 years.

Former Tri-City American Brooks Macek received his silver medal with the rest of his German teammates, who were not expected to reach a medal game, let alone play for gold. Push athlete Kevin Kuske won his sixth medal in five Olympic appearances.

"It's a little tough right now because we all felt we could have won that game, but that's hockey", he said. "We have flawless companionship and harmony, and that is the secret". Corporate and political and regimented though it may be, that's what makes it still the best game in town for an athletic thrill every other year - and yes, sometimes a political one, too.


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