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Winter Olympic Games 2018 Official Countdown Thread

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hckosice    694

Ice Hockey Tournament at Sankt Moritz 1928

 

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The Canadian team, 1928 Olympic champions

 

The Ice Hockey Tournament of the 1928 Winter Olympics took place from 11th to 19th February in the Badrutts Park in Sankt Moritz, Switzerland, the tournament was counted as the 3rd World Championships and the 13th Ice Hockey European Championship as well.

 

The tournament was attended by eleven teams, and the Canadians who were directly seeded to the final group took the Gold medals without conceding any single goal again. The title of the European Champions was won by the silver medalists Swedes.

 

This time from the overseas came Only a Canadian team, this time from the Toronto Varsity Grads, which had enough time to rest as they were automatically seeded in the final group. The remaining ten teams were divided into three preliminary groups, of which only the winners got into the final medal pool. All the groups presented very interesting games and big dramas until the end, only the Hungarians went home without any single point and the Germans did not score any single goal but reached 1 point thanks a 0-0 draw with Austria.

 

The most unpredictable situation was in Group A, in which the first three teams defeated each other and the British topped the group only by the best overall score which was the first tiebreak to determine the tied teams. The toughest and closest results were achieved in Group C, which was won by the Swiss hockey players, a result which obviously made the home fans really happy and eagerly excited for the later parts of the tournament.

 

The Czechoslovak national ice hockey team arrived to Sankt Moritz in a strangely created squad, which was in fact build under complicated conditions, as the oldest generation of players knew that it was their last chance to go on such a tournament. But Still, the young players prevailed in it, for example the legendary scorer Jirkovský was not even called for this tourney. The most important and decisive match for this team came immediately at the start of the games against Sweden. The Czechoslovak players unfortunately did not scored any goal in this match and their hopes to qualify for the medal round were destroyed already the first day with the lose 0-3, in their next and last match of the tournament they defeated the Poles by a tight win 3-2.

 

The final group was entirely under the direction of the Canadian hockey players who defeated everyone there by double-digit results. The Swedes were the first to compete against them, and then they could at least calmly concentrate and focusing on next matxhes and winning the silver medals and the title of European Champions. The Home hockey players after beating the British team 4-0 won the Bronze medals for the enjoyment of the home fans.

 

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Picture from the action in the Match between Canada and Switzerland in the final round

 

 

Final Ranking:

1. Canada  (Represented by Toronto Varsity Grads) :CAN

2. Sweden :SWE

3. Switzerland :SUI

4. Great Britain

5. France

6. Austria

7. Czechoslovakia

8. Belgium

9. Poland

10. Germany

11. Hungary

 

 

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Entry of the Poland´s Ice Hockey team during the Opening Ceremony Parade of Nations

 

The parade of Nations in video

 

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Gianlu33    298
13 minutes ago, EselTheDonkey said:

Today it's 150 days until Pyeongchang 2018. :clap:

Again 151 days and 15 minuts :p :evil:

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OlympicIRL    357

 

22 weeks, 150 days to go !

 

 

A double update today as we have now passed the 22 weeks to go milestone and the Games are today just 150 days away. Two more coloured pieces added to the logo :)

 

 

 

 

 

Key:
a1 6 months to go
a2 3 months to go
a3 1 month to go
b1 150 days to go
b2 100 days to go
b3 75 days to go
c1 Four Hills Tournament begins
c2 Hahnenkamm Race begins
c3 Winter X Games begin
d1 tickets go on sale
d2 2018 Olympic year arrives (Jan 1st)
d3 2018 Olympic Prediction Contests Open on Totallympics
e1 lighting of Olympic flame in Olympia, Greece
e2 Olympic flame arrives in Incheon
e3 Olympic flame arrives in Gangwon province
x Olympic cauldron is lit

 

 

 

 

 

                                   e1        
                   30     e2     c1  
                30 b2   e3   c2    
                30   b3 x c3 30    
      21 20 19 18     a3 d3      
                a2     d2    
  17       12   30         30  
  16       11                
  15       10                
  14       9                
  13       8                
                           
7 6 5 4 3 2 1              

 

PyeongChang 2018

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Sindo    46

The official Schedule of the Winter Olympic Games have been announced !

 

You can find the complete schedule here.

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hckosice    694

Ice Hockey Tournament at Lake Placid 1932

 

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The Winnipeg Hockey Club representing Canada at Lake Placid 1932

 

The Ice Hockey Tournament of the 1932 Winter Olympics took place from 4th to 13th February in Lake Placid the New York´s iconic winter sports resort in the United States. The tournament was counted as the 6th Ice Hockey World Championships as well.

 

The tournament was played by only four teams that played a double round-robin tournament, every team played 2 games against each opponent. Matches took place in two places (the James B. Sheffield Olympic Skating Rink and the Jack Shea Arena), each one of them hosted six games.

 

The Gold Olympic Medals (4th consecutive - counting also the Ice Hockey tournament of the 1920 Summer Olympics) and World Champions (6th consecutive) title was again won more or less easily by the Canadians. Even if this time the Winnipeg Hockey Club which got the honor to represent the birthplace of Hockey in Lake Placid lost 1 point after a 2-2 draw in the very last match of the tournament against the USA.

 

The ongoing huge world economical crisis strongly affected the whole Olympic Games in 1932, for example only 2 European teams traveled to the USA to attend the ice hockey tournament - Germany and Poland.

 

Both did not have any chance against the two North American representatives and their respective matches had to decide only about the bronze medals. The Germans won both games 2-1 and 4-1 and took their first of their two all-times ice hockey Olympic medals.

 

In the battle for gold and silver The Canadians played against the Host team 2 exciting and dramatic matches. Both games was extremely close and both games had to move to the Overtimes, in the first which later appeared to be the decisive one Canada won 2-1. the second and last one of them even finished without winner 2-2.

 

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Image from one of the two Canada vs USA Lake Placid 1932 clashes

 

 

Final Ranking:

1. Canada  (Represented by Winnipeg Hockey Club) :CAN

2. United States :USA

3. Germany :GER

4. Poland

 

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Canada - Poland 10-0 was the highest and at that time - uncommonly - the only one double-digit result of the tournament

 

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OlympicIRL    357

 

 21 weeks to go ! 

 

 

Pyeongchang 2018 is now just 21 weeks away and of course we add another piece of our logo jigsaw :)

 

 

 

 

 

Key:
a1 6 months to go
a2 3 months to go
a3 1 month to go
b1 150 days to go
b2 100 days to go
b3 75 days to go
c1 Four Hills Tournament begins
c2 Hahnenkamm Race begins
c3 Winter X Games begin
d1 tickets go on sale
d2 2018 Olympic year arrives (Jan 1st)
d3 2018 Olympic Prediction Contests Open on Totallympics
e1 lighting of Olympic flame in Olympia, Greece
e2 Olympic flame arrives in Incheon
e3 Olympic flame arrives in Gangwon province
x Olympic cauldron is lit

 

 

 

 

 

                                   e1        
                   30     e2     c1  
                30 b2   e3   c2    
                30   b3 x c3 30    
        20 19 18     a3 d3      
                a2     d2    
  17       12   30         30  
  16       11                
  15       10                
  14       9                
  13       8                
                           
7 6 5 4 3 2 1              

 

PyeongChang 2018

------------------50--------------------------------------25--------------------------------------02-----

--------49-----------------48------------------27-----------------24-------------------04----------------01-

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--47----------------------------46-------29-----------------------------22-------06----------------------------03

--------------------------------------36--------------------------------------16-------------------------------

--45-----------------------38--43-------30--33-------------------16--21-------08--13------------------------05

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

--------44-----------40---41------------------28--31-------20--23-------------------10--11-----------07---

------------------42--------------------------------------26--------------------------------------09-------------

----------------------39-----------------------------32-------19----------------------------12-----------

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

----------------------------37-----------------34-------------------17----------------14-------------

--------------------------------------35--------------------------------------15---------------

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