Golden goal lifts OAR to Olympic men's hockey title over Germany in classic

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  • Kirill Kaprizov’s overtime goal lifts OAR to win in thrilling final
  • Germany took, then lost lead in final seven minutes of regulation
  • Players and fans sing Russian anthem in defiance of IOC ban

Russia did not in fact win their first gold medal in men’s hockey in 26 years with a heart-stopping 4-3 overtime win over Germany on Sunday afternoon.

Instead a team competing neutrally as Olympic Athletes from Russia, the IOC’s inspired nomenclatural workaround to incorporate Russians at the Pyeongchang Games despite a wholesale doping ban, held off a stingy German team in the game of the tournament to capture Olympic men’s hockey gold, the first for a Russian-affiliated team since Albertville 1992.

Related: IOC bans athletes from marching under Russian flag in closing ceremony

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