5 moments we'll remember from Friday at the Winter Olympics
NEW YORK. KAZINFORM Let's be honest, there is a lot more than a shot at an Olympic medal riding on the outcome of an event at the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Don't believe that? Read on.
Beer, bragging rights and Justin Bieber
Yeah, we all know a gold medal is nice. But the Canada-U.S. men's hockey matchup was about bragging rights, with the nation that won claiming hockey supremacy, CNN reports.
For the record: Canada , the defending Olympic gold medalist, defeated the United States with a 1-0 victory in Friday's semifinal match. Canada will face Sweden in the gold-medal round, while the U.S. will take on Finland for the bronze.
So much was made about the U.S. men's team as it went into the Winter Games, where it would face Russia. It came 34 years after the "Miracle on Ice" in Lake Placid, New York, when an amateur American team -- made up of college kids -- defeated the world's most dominant team, the Soviet Union.
This time around, Team USA defeated Russia in a nail-biting shootout, and Russia was later eliminated from medal contention after a loss to Finland.
It was all great for dramatics. But it was always the matchup between the United States and Canada, the team that claims ice hockey as its birthright.
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