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TV mixup has Russian fans celebrating world junior gold despite losing to Canada

Source: The Associated Press, January 6, 2020

2011 comeback for gold over Canada showed at same time as Sunday’s final

Some Russian hockey fans were celebrating victory despite losing at the world junior hockey championships because of a confusingly timed TV repeat.

Two state TV channels showed Russia-Canada finals at the same time on Sunday. One was live, and the other was from 2011.

While most fans, and Russia’s players, commiserated after a 4-3 loss to Canada on Channel One, many Russians watched a nail-biting, nine-year-old 5-3 comeback win on rival broadcaster Match TV.

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