Russia's Hockey Coach Faces Media After Team's Loss

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Coach Zinetula Bilyaletdinov met members of the press after Russia's devastating 3-1 loss to Finland. A reporter asked if the coach would lose his job, since his predecessor was "eaten alive."

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep with a reenactment of Russia's hockey coach. After Russia lost in the Olympics, a reporter asked if the coach would lose his job since his predecessor was, quote, "eaten alive." The coach replied...

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Well, then. Eat me alive right now.

INSKEEP: The reporter said a world championship is coming up.

MONTAGNE: There will be a different coach since you will have eaten me alive.

INSKEEP: Finally, the coach confessed. Even after defeat, he said...

MONTAGNE: I will remain living.

INSKEEP: And the coach, in fact, has.

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