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The Russian national ice hockey team defeated Norway and for the first time since 2006 reached the semifinals of the Olympics

Russian hockey players in the quarterfinals of the Olympic tournament defeated the team from Norway with a score of 6: 1 and reached the semifinals of the Games. February 23 in the semifinals, the Russian team will play against the Czechs, who beat the United States.

The second pair of semi-finalists will be determined by the results of the matches between Canada-Finland and Sweden-Germany. The Russian team reached the Olympic semi-final for the first time since the Games-2006 in Turin: then the athletes lost to Finland. In Vancouver and Sochi, hockey players stopped at the quarterfinals.

At the hockey tournament in South Korea, athletes from the National Hockey League (NHL) do not play – the association refused to let them go to the Olympics. Because of this, Malkin, Ovechkin and other athletes do not play for the Russian national team.

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