Head Coach of Russia’s ‘neutral’ ice hockey team Oleg Znarok said on Sunday that Russian President Vladimir Putin had congratulated him after the team’s victorious finalat the PyeongChang Olympic Games, TASS reports.
The closing day of the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea’s PyeongChang entered the history of the Russian Olympic ice hockey with the team of neutral athletes from Russia edging the team from Germany 4-3 in the overtime of the match for the gold medal on Sunday.
"After the match, Vladimir Vladimirovich [Putin], [Prime Minister Dmitry] Medvedev and [Chief of the Russian Olympic Committee Alexander] Zhukov called me up. It was very pleasant. They conveyed their congratulations," Znarok said.