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Frank Fredrickson (1920) 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 you can see Frank Fredrickson, the captain of the first ever Olympic Champions – Canada. Canada was represented by the Winnipeg Falcons in the Summer Olympic Games in Antwerp, Belgium (1920). This tournament was later, in 1982, pronounced by the IIHF as the first Ice Hockey World Championship.

IIHF Medal Table

Till this day, we have seen 79 Ice Hockey World Championships. The first gold medal was won by the Canada (as mentioned above).

The medal table (actualized 2015) is

Position Country Gold Silver Bronze
1 Russia / Soviet Union 27 10 7
— Russia 5 3 2
— Soviet Union 22 7 5
2 Canada 25 13 9
3 Czech Republic / Czechoslovakia 12 13 21
— Czech Republic 6 1 5
— Czechoslovakia 6 12 16
4 Sweden 9 19 17
5 USA 2 9 7
6 Finland 2 7 3
7 Great Britain 1 2 2
8 Slovakia 1 2 1
9 Switzerland 0 2 8
10 Germany 0 2 2
— Germany 0 1 2
— West Germany 0 1 0
11 Austria 0 0 2

IIHF recognized Russia as a successor of the Soviet Union and the Czech Republic as a successor of the Czechoslovakia.

IIHF Medal Table for Past 15 Years

If we take into account only past 15 years we get different results. The leading team is now Russia and we can see that only eight teams were able to get some of the medals (actualized 2015).

Position Country Gold Silver Bronze
1 Russia 4 3 2
2 Canada 4 3 0
3 Czech Republic 3 1 2
4 Sweden 2 3 5
5 Finland 1 3 2
6 Slovakia 1 1 1
7 Switzerland 0 1 0
8 USA 0 0 3

Alternative Medal Table

As we have seen in the first table, Russia is the leading country in the 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:

  • Canada is the leader instead of Russia.
  • Switzerland moved to the seventh place (thanks to 8 points for the bronze medals).

(actualized 2015)

Position Country Points
1 Canada 110
2 Russia / Soviet Union 108
— Russia 23
— Soviet Union 85
3 Czech Republic / Czechoslovakia 83
— Czech Republic 25
— Czechoslovakia 58
4 Sweden 82
5 USA 31
6 Finland 23
7 Switzerland 12
8 Great Britain 9
9 Slovakia 8
10 Germany 6
— Germany 4
— West Germany 2
11 Austria 2

Alternative Medal Table for Past 15 Years

Same as in the medal table above, we take into account only last 15 years. Again, we give 3 points for the gold medal, 2 points for the silver medal and 1 point for the bronze medal.

The leading team in the past 15 year is Russia, same as in the medal table for the past 15 years (actualized 2015).

Position Country Points
1 Russia 20
2 Canada 18
3 Sweden 17
4 Czech Republic 13
5 Finland 11
6 Slovakia 6
7 USA 3
8 Switzerland 2

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