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PyeongChang 2018 Olympics

Russian ice hockey players defeated Germany at the Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang and 26 years later won the gold medal for the first time.

Russian ice hockey players who participated at the Winter Olympic Games competitions in PyeongChang, the city of South Korea evenhandedly defeated Germany by a score of 4-3 with the gold goal in extra time. Thus 26 years later, Russian athletes won a gold medal for the first time at the Winter Olympic Games.

Russian ice hockey players had won a gold medal at the 1992 Winter Olympic Games in France. On the other hand Russian ice hockey players sang the Russian national anthem. Although it was forbidden in the medal ceremony. It is not yet clear whether the players will be punished for this. International Olympic Committee (IOC) disqualified Russia from 2018 Winter Olympic Games because of doping. Russian athletes proved that they did not use doping and participated in the competition as “OAR”. It was forbidden to carry Russian flag and to sing Russian National anthem in tournaments.

It was forbidden to walk with their flag at 2018 Winter Olympic Games. The Russian ice hockey team won the gold medal only a few hours after this decision. IOC has announced that they have decided not to renew the membership of Russia. Because of two Russian athletes positive results of the doping tests in PyeongChang.

On the other hand, IOC President Thomas Bach stated that the positive results of the doping tests of two athletes were “very disappointing”. Bach said that they didn’t have any prove about doping. He also said that the relation of the Russian Olympic Committee to these events. According to the IOC decision, if any of the Russian athletes who compete in PyeongChang do not have a positive doping test. The decision will be reviewed…

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