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Yaroslavl : Russia | Sep 08, 2011 at 10:51 PM PDT
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Fans of Russian ice hockey team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl lit candles during a commemorative service in Yaroslav

Some processed fast, so fast that one can get dizzy here. Less than 24 hours had passed after the plane crash in Russia, where the hockey team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl was nearly wiped out, as has been said about the new team. "It is made in the next two to three days," announced Vyacheslav Fetisow, the supervisory board chief of the Continental Hockey League (KHL). The show must go on. Otherwise it falls back to normality difficult step. "After a night it has become even worse. Now you realize that everything auth. Since the entire hockey world is concerned, there are also all over the world is a huge concern, said Franz Reindl, general secretary of the German Ice Hockey Federation (DEB ). Even in the DEB lost defender Robert Dietrich (25) a player in the crash, in which a total of 43 of the 45 occupants were killed. "We do not have the phone before departure. He was happy that he could play and has looked forward to the season. He has promised me that he met off the plane to contact me, "Lena said Mendel, the girlfriend of Robert Dietrich. Yaroslavl is played from one of the greatest tragedies in sports history. The aircraft, a Yak-42 from the previously unknown cause did not gain in height, an antenna mast slipped and fell into the Volga, Dietrich sat next to several world champions, Olympic Champion and Stanley Cup winner. "We are shocked and stunned," said Gernot Tripcke, managing director of the German Ice Hockey League (DEL). The league, which takes up the next weekend, playing their operation will be holding a minute's silence at the start.

Meanwhile, Dmitry Medvedev visited, Russia's president, the scene of the accident. He announced changes in the Russian aviation, which always makes by outdated and poorly maintained machinery attention. Federation president Vladislav Tretyak explained that the national team will no longer fly with machine type of disaster. The former team of locomotive and Robert Dietrich does not help anymore. "He was a quiet guy, but always in a good mood. It is difficult to comprehend that he is suddenly no longer there," says team-mate André Rankel from German champions Eisbären Berlin. Is it to Vyacheslav Fetisow, in the KHL, which has moved its season opener on Tuesday, involved very soon a new locomotive team: "At least 30 players have been directly announced after the disaster to support locomotive and play for Yaroslavl to want ".

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