Denmark’s Olympic ice hockey run comes to an end 

The Danes had chances to equalise late in the quarter-final game, but Russia proved too strong when it counted 

Denmark hasn’t had much to cheer about when it comes to the ongoing Winter Olympic Games in Beijing. 

Both curling teams – the country’s best chance at a rare medal – have been poor and the speed skaters have struggled as well.

But the men’s ice hockey team did what it could in the team’s first Olympic Games, winning three out of five games and making it to the quarter-finals.

Alas, that run is now over following Denmark’s 1-3 loss to ROC (Russia Olympic Committee) this morning. 

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Upsets galore
Having already lost once to Russia earlier in the tournament, Denmark were in contention late into the third period. 

The Danes produced a number of big chances to equalise before the Russians scored their decisive third goal with about four minutes to go. 

Frans Nielsen, who is retiring this year following a sterling career, got Denmark’s goal in the second period.

Despite the disappointing exit, the Danes can hold their heads high.

Ranked 12th in the world, they upset Czech Republic (6), Switzerland (8) and Latvia (10) on their way to the quarter-finals.