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Finland fetes world champion ice hockey team

Finland fetes world champion ice hockey team

Tens of thousands of exultant flag-waving ice hockey fans have thronged the streets of the capital to welcome home Finland's new world champions.
Finland's team, the Lions, beat Sweden 6-1 in the final on Sunday in Bratislava, Slovakia, to claim the Nordic country's second world championship title.
All-night revelers filled city streets nationwide late Sunday after the team, now dubbed the "Golden Lions," beat their fierce rivals in a repeat of its first world victory in 1995.
The team flew to Finland on Monday, escorted by an Finnish Air Force Hornet F-18 jet.