Germany protests result in team sprint at Olympics

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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Germany has protested the results of the Olympic men’s cross-country team sprint, which Finland won after the German anchor fell shortly before the finish.

The German team said it had handed in an official protest to the International Ski Federation, arguing that Finnish anchor Sami Jauhojaervi impeded Tim Tscharnke and caused him to fall. Tscharnke also tripped up Russia’s Nikita Kriukov, who stayed on his feet but couldn’t catch Jauhojaervi and took silver.

Germany ended up seventh.

A jury was expected to make a ruling shortly.

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