Ice Hockey At The 1956 Winter Olympics
At the 1956 Winter Olympics held in Cortina d'Ampezzo at the Stadio Olympica, Italy, one ice hockey event was held: men's ice hockey. This tournament was also counted as IIHF World Championship and IIHF European Championship. The two German nations could not come to an agreement over how to formulate a combined team, so they played a qualification game against each other, which the west won. The east hosted a tournament for non qualified teams, often referred to as World Championships Pool B, between GDR, Norway and Belgium in Berlin.
The Soviets won all their games to claim their first Olympic title, their second World title, and their third European title. The Canadian representative, the Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen suffered losses to both the USSR and the USA, claiming bronze.
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