The American journalist request Russian hockey team should not be allowed to play
ESPN commentator Scott Burnside called for the elimination of the Russian national hockey team, who soon left the awards ceremony at the 2015 World Championships.
The journalist said that if the leadership of the International Hockey League (IIHF), “has something to convey” to the Russians, it is necessary to suspend a few matches for those who have left the area before the post. the national anthem of Canada goes up. The author also noted that on the tape there were still Russian team players like Alexander Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin, Dmitry Kulikov and others.
On 24 August, IIHF called for a fine of 80,000 Swiss francs (RHF) (about 74,300 euros) for the Russian Federation Hockey (RHF). Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko considered the sanctions normal and said he did not feel the need to appeal.
The players of the Russian team leave the ice rink immediately after the 2015 World Cup Hockey in Prague, without waiting for the Canadian national anthem, the world championship team. In the final, the Canadian team defeated the Russian team with a score of 1: 6. Russian captain Ilya Kovalchuk explained that the athletes went ahead due to a misunderstanding: then someone opened the gate to the area. area of communication with journalists.
In the previous semi-final today, Sweden beat Finland 2-1. The United States and Finland will compete for a bronze medal tomorrow, Saturday.
In other developments, an Italian athlete and a German athlete were found positive for banned drugs in the first notice of violations of banned drugs at the Sochi Olympic Games.
The Italian Olympic Committee said William Frullani, a skate athlete who had just been expelled from the Sochi Olympics, after having his prototype earlier this week tested positive for dymethylpentylamine, a banned drug.
German officials said one of their athletes, but not named, had two samples tested positive for the banned drug.