01:17 GMT +319 July 2019
Listen Live
    Toy car

    Toy Story: What the German Hockey Team May Get for Olympic Medals

    CC0
    Sport
    Get short URL
    221

    German Ice Hockey Federation president Franz Reindl used plenty of automotive references in his interview ahead of Sunday's final between his team and their Russian opponents.

    "Russia at these Games is like a big powerful car with an eight-cylinder engine. We're a small car, but we're thorough drivers. We don't think about whether we win or not, the game itself is the only thing on our mind. I think if we lose and put our hearts in it, people will still support us," says Reindl.

    Germany's hockey players celebrate their victory in the semifinals between the Canada and Germany national teams in the men’s ice hockey tournament, at the XXIII Olympic Winter Games
    © Sputnik / Vladimir Pesnya
    Germany's hockey players celebrate their victory in the semifinals between the Canada and Germany national teams in the men’s ice hockey tournament, at the XXIII Olympic Winter Games

    The Germans, in probably the biggest surprise at the Olympics, upset the shorthanded Canada 4-3 in the semis, while the Russians made easy work of the Czech Republic.

    "Oh, every Russian gets a car if they win, you say? We'll probably get some cool little remote-controlled toy cars for our guys," joked the German coach.

    The comment followed the announcement that every Russian player will get a BMW after the Games.

    Related:

    US Women Defeat Canada to Claim Olympic Hockey Gold
    Russian Women's Ice Hockey Team Loses to Finland in Match for Bronze at Olympics
    US Beats Sweden to Claim Olympic Curling Title
    WATCH 15-Year-Old Zagitova Win First Olympic Gold for Russia, Medvedeva 2nd
    Tags:
    2018 Winter Olympics, ice hockey, Pyeongchang
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik