In addition to winning gold at the 1984, 1988 and 1992
Olympic Games, Tikhonov also won eight world championships as a
He was also the coach of the Soviet team that lost to the United
States in the semi-final medal round of the 1980 Olympics in a
game known as the "Miracle on Ice".
"He passed away overnight and the three-time Olympic champion
and legendary coach had been suffering from a long term
illness," stated the Russian federation on its website
(Reporting By Dmitriy Rogovitskiy; Editing by Peter)
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