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Sweden also victim of Olympic hockey

Done and gone. The Olympic men's hockey tournament claimed its biggest victims - the greatest U.S. team ever assembled and defending champion Sweden - before either got to play for a medal.

The Czech Republic knocked out the Americans 4-1 and Finland beat Sweden 2-1 in Wed-nesday's quarterfinals.Canada, seeking its first hockey gold medal since 1952, and Russia rolled on with 4-0 records. The Canadians swept past Kazakstan and Russia defeated Belarus by identical 4-1 scores.

Friday's semifinals feature Canada and the Czech Republic (3-1) in a goaltending showdown between Patrick Roy and Dominik Hasek, while Finland (2-2) faces Russia.