The Ice Hockey Federation of Russia is being fined for players walking out on the medal ceremony at the world championship in May.
"This was exceptional as no other team has ever left the ice before the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship medal ceremony was completed."
The Russian hockey federation tried to argue that players misinterpreted an open gate as a sign they could leave.
But that explanation didn't fly with the IIHF's "Deciding Panel."
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