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Canada vs. Sweden, II Olympic Winter Games (1928, St. Moritz, Switzerland) We present four tables, two of them (one long-term and one short-term) are based on the number of medals and next two tables (one long-term and one short-term) are based on the number of points.

On the photo (source and attribution: Bundesarchiv, Bild 102-05472 / CC-BY-SA) you can see game between Canada and Sweden on the II Olympic Winter Games (1928, St. Moritz, Switzerland). Result of this game was 11:0.

Medal Table

Till this day, we have seen 23 ice hockey tournaments played on the Olympic Games. The first tournament was played on the Games of the VII Olympiad (1920, Antwerp, Belgium). This was the only time when ice hockey was played as a part of the Summer Olympics Games. The first gold medal was won by Canada. In fact, all gold medals from the year 1920 to the year 1952 (including) were won by Canada with only one exception – in the year 1936, the gold medal was won by Great Britain.

The medal table (as of 2014, after Sochi Olympic Games) is

Position Country Gold Silver Bronze
1 Canada 9 4 2
2 Russia / Soviet Union / CSI 8 2 2
— Soviet Union 7 1 1
— CSI (Commonwealth of Independent States) 1 0 0
— Russia 0 1 1
3 USA 2 8 1
4 Sweden 2 3 4
5 Czech Republic / Czechoslovakia 1 4 5
— Czech Republic 1 0 1
— Czechoslovakia 0 4 4
6 Great Britain 1 0 1
7 Finland 0 2 4
8 Switzerland 0 0 2
8 Germany 0 0 2
— Germany 0 0 1
— West Germany 0 0 1

IIHF recognized Russia as a successor of the Soviet Union and CSI (Commonwealth of Independent States) and Czech Republic as a successor of the Czechoslovakia.

Medal Table for Last 7 Tournaments

If we take into account only last 7 tournaments (starting with Albertville, France, 1992) we get different results. Again, the leading team is Canada.

Position Country Gold Silver Bronze
1 Canada 3 2 0
2 Sweden 2 1 0
3 Russia / CSI 1 1 1
— CSI (Commonwealth of Independent States) 1 0 0
— Russia 0 1 1
4 Czech Republic / Czechoslovakia 1 0 2
— Czech Republic 1 0 1
— Czechoslovakia 0 0 1
5 USA 0 2 0
6 Finland 0 1 4

IIHF recognized Russia as a successor of CSI (Commonwealth of Independent States) and Czech Republic as a successor of the Czechoslovakia.

Alternative Medal Table

In the next table, we give 3 points for the gold medal, 2 points for the silver medal and 1 point for the bronze medal. We can see two changes:

  • Sweden share its position with the Czech Republic and
  • Finland changed its position with Great Britain.
Position Country Points
1 Canada 37
2 Russia / Soviet Union / CSI 30
— Soviet Union 24
— CSI (Commonwealth of Independent States) 3
— Russia 3
3 USA 23
4-5 Czech Republic / Czechoslovakia 16
— Czechoslovakia 12
— Czech Republic 4
4-5 Sweden 16
6 Finland 8
7 Great Britain 4
8 Switzerland 2
8 Germany 2
— Germany 1
— West Germany 1

IIHF recognized Russia as a successor of the Soviet Union and CSI (Commonwealth of Independent States) and Czech Republic as a successor of the Czechoslovakia.

Alternative Medal Table for Last 7 Tournaments

As for the medal table, we take into account only last 7 tournaments. Again, we give 3 points for the gold medal, 2 points for the silver medal and 1 point for the bronze medal.

Canada is followed in this table by Sweden and Finland.

Position Country Points
1 Canada 13
2 Sweden 8
3-4 Finland 6
3-4 Russia / CSI 6
— Russia 3
— CSI (Commonwealth of Independent States) 3
5 Czech Republic / Czechoslovakia 5
— Czech Republic 4
— Czechoslovakia 1
6 USA 4

IIHF recognized Russia as a successor of CSI (Commonwealth of Independent States) and Czech Republic as a successor of the Czechoslovakia.

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