Ice hockey at the Olympic Games

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Ice hockey tournaments have been staged at the Olympic Games since 1920.wikipedia
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Ice Hockey World Championships

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

Ice hockey at the 2010 Winter Olympics

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Canada went 50 years without a gold medal, before winning one in 2002, and following it with back-to-back wins in 2010 and 2014.
Ice hockey at the 2010 Winter Olympics was held at Rogers Arena (then known as GM Place, and renamed Canada Hockey Place for the duration of the Games due to IOC sponsorship rules), home of the National Hockey League's Vancouver Canucks, and at UBC Winter Sports Centre, home of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport's UBC Thunderbirds.

Ice hockey

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Ice hockey tournaments have been staged at the Olympic Games since 1920.
In the early 1900s, the Canadian rules were adopted by the Ligue Internationale de Hockey sur Glace, the precursor of the IIHF and the sport was played for the first time in the Olympics in the 1920 Summer Olympics.

Ice hockey at the 1980 Winter Olympics

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The United States won gold medals in 1960 and in 1980, which included their "Miracle on Ice" upset of the Soviet Union.
The men's ice hockey tournament at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, United States, was the 14th Olympic Championship.

Ice hockey at the 1960 Winter Olympics

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The United States won gold medals in 1960 and in 1980, which included their "Miracle on Ice" upset of the Soviet Union.
The men's ice hockey tournament at the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, United States, was the 9th Olympic Championship, also serving as the 27th World Championships and the 38th European Championships.

Ice hockey at the 1956 Winter Olympics

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The Soviet Union first participated in 1956 and overtook Canada as the dominant international team, winning seven of the nine tournaments in which they participated.
The men's ice hockey tournament at the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, was the 8th Olympic Championship, also serving as the 23rd World Championships and the 34th European Championships.

Ice hockey at the 1994 Winter Olympics

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Other nations to win gold include Great Britain in 1936, the Unified Team in 1992, Sweden in 1994 and 2006 and the Czech Republic in 1998.
The men's ice hockey tournament at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, was the 18th Olympic Championship.

Ice hockey at the 1992 Winter Olympics

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Other nations to win gold include Great Britain in 1936, the Unified Team in 1992, Sweden in 1994 and 2006 and the Czech Republic in 1998.
The men's ice hockey tournament at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, was the 16th Olympic Championship.

Ice hockey at the 1936 Winter Olympics

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Other nations to win gold include Great Britain in 1936, the Unified Team in 1992, Sweden in 1994 and 2006 and the Czech Republic in 1998.
The men's ice hockey tournament at the 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, was the 5th Olympic Championship, also serving as the 10th World Championships and the 21st European Championships.

National Hockey League rules

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The games of the tournament follow the rules of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), which differ slightly from the rules used in the NHL.
The rules differ slightly from the rules used in international games organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) such as the Olympics (the NHL rules, however, are used in the World Cup of Hockey).

International Ice Hockey Federation

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The games of the tournament follow the rules of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), which differ slightly from the rules used in the NHL.
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.

Ice hockey at the 1988 Winter Olympics

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This format was used until 1988, although the number of teams and games played varied slightly.
The men's ice hockey tournament at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, was the 16th Olympic Championship.

Ice hockey at the 1924 Winter Olympics

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In 1924, the tournament was played in a round-robin format, consisting of a preliminary round and a medal round.
The men's ice hockey tournament at the 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France, was the 2nd Olympic Championship, also serving as the 2nd World Championships.

Soviet Union national ice hockey team

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The Soviet Union competed in its first World Championship in 1954, defeating Canada and winning the gold medal.
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.

Olympic Games

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Ice hockey tournaments have been staged at the Olympic Games since 1920.
Cross-country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, Nordic combined, ski jumping, and speed skating have been featured at every Winter Olympics programme since its inception in 1924.

Winter Olympic Games

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The men's tournament was introduced at the 1920 Summer Olympics and was transferred permanently to the Winter Olympic Games program in 1924, in France.
The men's ice hockey tournament was opened to NHL players for the first time.

National Hockey League

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The National Hockey League (NHL) was initially reluctant to allow its players to compete because the Olympics are held in the middle of the NHL season, and the league would have to halt play if many of its players participated.
The league's rules differ from the rules of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), as used in tournaments such as the Olympics, which were themselves derived from the Canadian amateur ice hockey rules of the early 20th century.

Peter Forsberg

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Peter Forsberg of Sweden scored one of the most famous goals in Olympic history by faking a forehand shot, then sliding a one-handed backhand shot past goaltender Corey Hirsch.
Representing Sweden in international play, Forsberg competed in four Winter Olympics, two World Cups and five World Championships, as well as one European Junior Championship and two World Junior Championships, where he holds a scoring record of 31 points in seven games that some say may never be broken.

Paul Kariya

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Canada's final shooter Paul Kariya's shot was saved by Tommy Salo and Sweden won the game and its first gold medal.
He made his first appearance at the Winter Olympics in 1994 as an amateur, winning silver.

Great Britain at the Olympics

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Other nations to win gold include Great Britain in 1936, the Unified Team in 1992, Sweden in 1994 and 2006 and the Czech Republic in 1998.

Pavel Datsyuk

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The favorites to win the gold medal were the Russians due to their domestic league, the KHL, taking an Olympic break and allowing such stars as Pavel Datsyuk and Ilya Kovalchuk to play on the team.
He was part of the Russia men's national ice hockey team at the Olympic Games in 2002, 2006, 2010 and was team captain in 2014 and 2018.

1988 Winter Olympics

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The 1988 Winter Olympics were held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where the Soviet team captured its seventh and final gold medal.
The Father David Bauer Olympic Arena hosted some ice hockey matches, as did the Stampede Corral, which also played host to some figure skating events.

Canada at the 1960 Winter Olympics

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Canada, the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia and Sweden were the top four teams heading into the Games, but were all defeated by the American team, which won all seven games en route to its first Olympic gold medal.
The Dutchmen are the only self-contained club team to represent Canada at two different Olympics.

Ilya Kovalchuk

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The favorites to win the gold medal were the Russians due to their domestic league, the KHL, taking an Olympic break and allowing such stars as Pavel Datsyuk and Ilya Kovalchuk to play on the team.
Internationally, Kovalchuk has played for Russia in the IIHF World U18 Championship, World Junior Championship, World Championship, World Cup and Winter Olympics, and won the 2008 and 2009 World Championships.

Vladislav Tretiak

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Led by goaltender Vladislav Tretiak and forwards Valeri Kharlamov, Alexander Yakushev, Vladimir Petrov and Boris Mikhailov, the Soviet team won gold at both the 1972 Games in Sapporo, Japan and 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria.