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Sochi Bear Has Trouble Handling Russian Men's Hockey Team Elimination

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistFebruary 19, 2014

Russia's men's hockey team was eliminated from the 2014 Winter Olympics earlier than the host country would have liked, so it was difficult for Russian fans to handle the disappointment.

The team suffered a 3-1 loss to Finland on Wednesday in the quarterfinals. Long after the game was over, Bely Mishka, the Olympic mascot, was having a hard time dealing with the loss:

The bear didn't even try to hide his emotions:

Russia's early exit made it the third straight Olympics that the team had failed to medal in the sport.

[Sochi 2014Richard Deitsch, Paul Myerberg]

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