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Finland wins cross-country sprint

Updated: February 19, 2014, 10:22 AM ET
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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Finland surprisingly won the men's cross-country team sprint at the Sochi Olympics on Wednesday, taking advantage of a fall that slowed its two closest rivals in the final.

Sami Jauhojaervi was able to pull ahead after Germany's Tim Tscharnke fell right behind him after the final downhill section into the stadium and nearly tripped up Russia's Nikita Kriukov, who stayed on his feet but lost touch with the Finn.

The German team handed in an official protest ...

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