Ice Hockey World Championships

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The Ice Hockey World Championships are an annual international men's ice hockey tournament organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).wikipedia
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1930 World Ice Hockey Championships

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The first World Championship that was held as an individual event was in 1930 in which twelve nations participated.
The 1930 Men's Ice Hockey World Championships were held between January 30 and February 10, 1930, in Chamonix, France, Vienna, Austria, and Berlin, Germany.

Ice hockey at the Olympic Games

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The tournament held at the 1920 Summer Olympics is recognized as the first Ice Hockey World Championship.
Between 1920 and 1968, the Olympic hockey tournament was also counted as the Ice Hockey World Championship for that year.

IIHF World Championship Division I

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The other six (Pool B) played for ranking purposes.
From 2001 until 2011 the two national teams that lost the relegation round at the IIHF World Championship were relegated to Division I for the following year's World Championships.

Ice Hockey European Championships

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The IIHF was created in 1908 while the European Championships, the precursor to the World Championships, were first held in 1910.
Independent championship tournaments were organized between 1910 and 1927, and European Championships medals were awarded to the European participants of the World Championships until 1991.

IIHF World Championship Division III

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If there are more than 40 teams, the rest compete in Division III.
They are the lowest level of the IIHF World Championships.

List of IIHF World Championship medalists

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Canada was the tournament's first dominant team, winning the tournament 12 times between 1930 and 1952.
The Ice Hockey World Championships is an annual event held by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).

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The Ice Hockey World Championships are an annual international men's ice hockey tournament organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).
In the annual Ice Hockey World Championships, 177 of 201 medals have been awarded to the six nations.

Canada men's national ice hockey team

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Canada was the tournament's first dominant team, winning the tournament 12 times between 1930 and 1952. Seven teams participated: Canada, Czechoslovakia, the United States, Switzerland, Sweden, France and Belgium.
They are 26-time IIHF World Champions and winner of the 2004 and 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

Soviet Union national ice hockey team

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The Soviet Union first participated in 1954 and soon became rivals with Canada.
The team won nearly every world championship and Olympic tournament between 1954 and 1991 and never failed to medal in any International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) tournament they competed in.

International Ice Hockey Federation

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The Ice Hockey World Championships are an annual international men's ice hockey tournament organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).
It is also the body that presides over ice hockey at the Olympic Games as well as over all levels of the IIHF World Championships.

Slovakia men's national ice hockey team

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Russia first participated in 1992 and the Czech Republic and Slovakia began competing in 1993.
In the last sixteen years, Slovakia has won four medals at the World Championships, including a gold medal in 2002 in Sweden.

Sweden men's national ice hockey team

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The United States, Czechoslovakia, Sweden, Great Britain and Switzerland were also competitive during this period. Seven teams participated: Canada, Czechoslovakia, the United States, Switzerland, Sweden, France and Belgium.
The team has won numerous medals at both the World Championships and the Winter Olympics.

Russia men's national ice hockey team

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Russia first participated in 1992 and the Czech Republic and Slovakia began competing in 1993.
Since the establishment of the team, Russia has participated in every IIHF World Championships tournament and every Olympic ice hockey tournament, winning five world championships and one Olympic gold.

Czech Republic men's national ice hockey team

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Russia first participated in 1992 and the Czech Republic and Slovakia began competing in 1993.
The Czechs won the gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics and won three straight gold medals at the world championships from 1999 to 2001.

List of IIHF World Championships by attendance

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The 2015 World Championship, held in Prague and Ostrava, Czech Republic, was the most successful to date in terms of overall attendance; it was visited by 741,690 people and average attendance was at 11,589.
A list of the top 30 most attended IIHF World Championships (out of 76 total).

France men's national ice hockey team

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Seven teams participated: Canada, Czechoslovakia, the United States, Switzerland, Sweden, France and Belgium.
The French men's national ice hockey team has participated in the IIHF European Championships, the IIHF World Hockey Championships and the Olympic Games.

Germany men's national ice hockey team

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In 1928, the Swedish and Swiss teams won their first medals–silver and bronze, respectively–and a German team participated for the first time, finishing ninth.
The German men's national ice hockey team first participated in serious international competition at the 1911 European Hockey Championship.

1933 Ice Hockey World Championships

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At the 1933 World Championships in Prague, Czechoslovakia, the United States won the gold medal, becoming the first non-Canadian team to win the competition.
The 1933 Men's Ice Hockey World Championships were held between February 18 and February 26, 1933, in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

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The 2015 World Championship, held in Prague and Ostrava, Czech Republic, was the most successful to date in terms of overall attendance; it was visited by 741,690 people and average attendance was at 11,589.
The city co-hosted (with Prague) the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in 2004 and 2015.

1949 World Ice Hockey Championships

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In 1949, they became the third nation to win a World Championship tournament that Canada participated in. During the run-up to the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland, a conflict broke out between the two American hockey bodies: the American Hockey Association (AHA, a forerunner to USA Hockey) and the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU).
The 16th Ice Hockey World Championships and 27th European Hockey Championships was held from February 12 to 20, 1949, in Stockholm, Sweden.

1947 Ice Hockey World Championships

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They won the 1947 World Championships, although a Canadian team had not participated in the event.
The 14th Ice Hockey World Championship and 25th European Championship was the first after the Second World War.

1954 Ice Hockey World Championships

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The 1954 World Championships has been described by the IIHF as "the start of the modern era of international hockey."
The 21st Ice Hockey World Championships and 32nd European ice hockey championships were held from 26 February to 7 March 1954 in Stockholm, Sweden.

1953 Ice Hockey World Championships

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The 1953 tournament featured only three teams that played all of their games: Sweden, West Germany, Switzerland.
The 1953 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships were the 20th World Championships and the 31st European Championships in ice hockey.

1957 Ice Hockey World Championships

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The 1957 World Championships were held in Moscow.
The 1957 Men's Ice Hockey World Championships were held between 24 February and 5 March 1957 at the Palace of Sports of the Central Lenin Stadium in Moscow, USSR.

Edmonton Mercurys

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At the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway, the Edmonton Mercurys won Canada's second consecutive Olympic gold medal.
Later that year the team won the 1950 World Ice Hockey Championships in London, England.