Haberler      English      العربية      Pусский      Azerice      Kurdî      Türkçe Keltis
  En.Haberler.Com - Latest News
SEARCH IN NEWS:
  HOME PAGE 27/05/2017 09:15 
10.02.2013 23:59 News >> Germany Loses To Austria, Misses Olympics Slot

Germany Loses To Austria, Misses Olympics Slot

Germany Loses To Austria, Misses Olympics Slot

The German men's ice hockey team has failed to qualify for the Winter Olympics for the first time in decades, losing out to neighboring Austria.

The German men's ice hockey team has failed to qualify for the Winter Olympics for the first time in decades, losing out to neighboring Austria. But Germany will still be able to root for their women's team in Sochi.
Germany has experienced an unprecedented loss – for the first time in 65 years the Winter Olympics will not see a the country's men's national ice hockey team. The Germans may have won 3-2 on the scoreboard against neighboring Austria Sunday night, but their last goal clinched in overtime was not enough for the qualifying tournament.

Austria will join Latvia and Slovenia in Sochi next February for what will be their first participation since the 2002 Salt Lake City Games.

"What we accomplished is absolutely unbelievable. I am so happy for the team that showed such character," said Austria coach Manny Viveiros.

Austrian forward Markus Peintner, who scored the country's 2-2 equalizer in the last period, praised his team's goalie Bernhard Starkbaum for his stamina.

"Germany were better, we have to be admit that. Starkbaum kept us in the game. But as underdogs we did not give up and now we are over the moon," said Peintner.

Germany has qualified for every Olympic ice hockey tournament other than bans in 1920, 1924 and 1948 due to the two world wars.

German ice hockey federation general secretary Franz Reindl said the team's "hearts are in pain."

"Having to listen to the national anthem after having failed to qualify is the worst thing I have experienced," said German defender Felix Petermann.

Despite the men's loss, the German women's hockey team have something to cheer about, having already booked their place to the 2014 games.

hc/dr (Retuers, dpa)



        Latest News
Us: Ex-National Security Advisor Brzezinski Dies Age 89 -25 minutes ago...
Trump Aide Sought Secret Channel With Kremlin: Reports -40 minutes ago...
2 Sozcu Staff Remanded İn Custody By Istanbul Court -40 minutes ago...
Update 4 - 28 Coptic Christians Killed İn Upper Egypt Attack 5 minutes ago...
Wall Street Closes Mixed As Oil Prices Recover -10 minutes ago...

 
      Top News
Women İn Burkinis Stopped From Swimming İn Cannes Women İn Burkinis Stopped From Swimming İn Cannes
Turkey's Borsa Istanbul Down At Close Turkey's Borsa Istanbul Down At Close
Russia Backs Steps To Avoid Further Tension İn Korea Russia Backs Steps To Avoid Further Tension İn Korea
Update - Feto, Gulen Behind Turkey Coup Bid: Parliament İnquiry Update - Feto, Gulen Behind Turkey Coup Bid: Parliament İnquiry
Muslims Welcome Holy Month Of Ramadan Muslims Welcome Holy Month Of Ramadan
29 Terrorists Killed İn Eastern Turkey 29 Terrorists Killed İn Eastern Turkey
Turkey To Send 15,000 Tons Of Aid To Somalia İn Ramadan Turkey To Send 15,000 Tons Of Aid To Somalia İn Ramadan
Nigeria's Acting Leader Urges More Work, Less Prayer Nigeria's Acting Leader Urges More Work, Less Prayer
Analysıs - PKK's Franchising Strategy Analysıs - PKK's Franchising Strategy
298Th South Korean Ferry Disaster Victim İdentified 298Th South Korean Ferry Disaster Victim İdentified