Winter Olympics 2014: Your guide to Ice hockey
8-23 Feb at Bolshoi Ice Dome and Shayba Arena
Thursday 06 February 2014
What is it? The one the Russians want. In the men's event 12 teams are split into three pools to produce a quarter-final line-up. The women's has eight teams, with the US and the Canadians expected to dominate.
What do I need to know? The men's final is the last event – the script is written for a grand Russian finale…
Tell me something I don't know Russia has not won gold since 1992 when the "Unified" team triumphed in a last hurrah for the disintegrating Soviet Union.
GB chances Failed to qualify.
One to watch Alexander Ovechkin, the Russian captain who plays for Washington Capitals.
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