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VII . 26 - 4 1956 . `, . 

Russians in a Wild Celebration after Triumph of Hockey Team.
New York Times. 02.05.1956.

Toss Hats Into Air, Jump Around, Shout and Sing - Beaten Canadians Invited to Play In Moscow Next Year

CORTINA D`AMPEZZO, Italy, Feb 4 (UP) The bedlam that shook Brooklyn when the Dodg:rs won the world series last fall was duplicated today in a fanastic outburst of joy displayed by the Russians aster their iockey team had defeated Canida, 2-0, for the Olympic championship.

Tliey threw beaverskin hats nto the air. They grabbed and kissed girls in the crowd. One Russian flung his arms around in Italian soldier. Russian girls jumped up and down on their seats.

As the whistle sounded to mark the end of the game, the Russians couldn't be held back.

Tivo dozen rushed on to thc ice, led by the Soviet Minister of Sport, Nikolai Romanov.

"Brave ones, brave ones," shouted Romanov in Russian, grabbing the first Russian he play-er he could reach and covering his face with kisses.

Loser Shake Hands.

Tlic Russian players were hanging around one another's necks, shouting and singmg.

The Canadians joined in and shook hands all around. Some of the Russians, who had been fighting with the Canadians mo-ments before, threw their arms around their defeated rivals.

In the grandstand, an eighty-man group of Russian athletes arose as a man, lancing up snd down madly.

Lyubov Kozyreva, the women's cross-country skiing champion, outdid herse!f in her role as cheerleader during the game, shouting at the top of her voice.

One Russian sniacked his stick on the ice in joy. It splintered. The excited Yuri Pantyukhov, a, wing, fell flat when he tried to jump over the boards.

The noise from Russia's locker room could be heard from a hundred yards outside the building.

Pomanov ran aiound, shaking every hand in sight and distributing Russian badges as if they were campaign buttons.

During a lull in the Russian noise, coach Bobby Bauer's voice could be heard in the Canadian dressing room.

"Cheer up, boys," he said. "Next year it will be us doing the big Cossack dance".

The Russians had joy and goodwill to spare.

Clean and Speedy Game.

""We invited the Canadians to come to Moscow in February next year am I hope they will accept our invitaion," said the Russian team manager, Guri Bazanov. "Russian sports fans have heard so much about Canadian ice hockey players but they have never had a chance to see them".

"It was a fine, clean anil speedy game throughout," said the Russian coach, Ivan Chernishev, 'I admired the Canadians for tlieir great fighting spint. They never gave up until the last minute and our victory was certain only shortly before the end. There were a few hard body contacts but no ugly incidents".

American officials and player were jubilant at their silver medal placing. But there was some sadness because the medal was won at the expence of the Canadians.

"But, boy, those Russians real-ly deserved that gold medal," caid United States coach Johnny Mariunci.  "They are a great team - a really great team. They did not make one
nustake throughout the tournament. But, I'd hate to play against the team that Canada, sends to the world championship next year."

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