The Head of the Russian Ice Hockey Federation, Vladislav Tretyak, said Dmitry Medvedev called the team’s coach after the match and found some words to cheer him up.
“The boys fought desperately. Aleksandr Ovechkin is now getting stitches; a few others are also being treated. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has called Vyacheslav Bykov. He congratulated the team on their silver. He said that two golds and one silver medal in the last three years is a good result. The most important thing is not to ruin the team, as happpened in the 90's,” he said.
LifeSports, May 24, 2010:
Alexander Ovechkin was the last to appear at the airport after returning from the World Cup, which ended yesterday in Germany. It turned out Ovechkin had to go through the airport's animal inspection for his new acquisition, a two-year old German shepherd. Ovechkin's father Michael Victorovich, who came to meet his son together with his granddaughter, picked the dog from his son and took it out to the street.
"This is a pedigree German shepherd," rejoiced Dad. "We called her Ghera."
Without even leaving the terminal Ovechkin's dog barked at the police dog, it's got to be a good guard for the family. Ovie's behaviour wasn't the best. He silently proceeded to the car of his father, threw the bags in the trunk and muttered, "I'll go with Sema," referring to his friend and teammate Alexander Semin. The hockey player refused to give any comments.
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