Russian men's Olympic hockey team's loss to Finland devastates a fan base with high hopes

  • by: LEONID CHIZHOV , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 19, 2014 - 12:22 PM

SOCHI, Russia — When it was all over, when the mighty Russian men's hockey team with the big stars and the massive expectations failed to earn a medal for the third straight Winter Olympics, thousands of their demanding fans streamed out of the shiny new arena and squinted as their eyes caught the setting sun.

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