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Russian Team Denies Reports Of Revelry

From The Buffalo News:

They were thrown off a flight because of unruly behavior, can be seen on a video celebrating with what for all the world appears to be beer bottles in their hands, and several witnesses reported that their behavior had all the earmarks of intoxication.

But as members of the gold medal-winning Russian junior hockey team continued to cool their heels — and maybe treat their headaches? — no one associated with the under-20 players Thursday would acknowledge that there might have been a bit too much celebrating after their thrilling come-from-behind victory the night before over Canada in HSBC Arena.

“I don’t speak English,” one player said Thursday afternoon.

“False,” the team’s media officer said.

“I don’t know what happened,” their coach said.

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