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IIHF World Championship 2016: quarterfinals

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The preliminary round of The 2016 Ice Hockey World Championship is finished and so is the schedule for the quarterfinals. Team – Points Group A: Czech Republic 18p Russia 18p Sweden 13p Denmark 11p — Norway 8p Switzerland 8p Latvia 6p Kazakstan 2p Comment: Czech Republic has done a great preliminary round with victories against the toughest opponents, Sweden and Russia. The host nation, Russia, defeated Sweden in the last round and thereby does not…
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Winners of the European domestic football leagues 2016

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Chicken Swedes have followed Europe’s biggest domestic football leagues during the season 2015-16: in the summer of 2015 when we studied the odds and gave you some predictions. After that we have made a post every now and then with some status updates. I this post we present the winners of Premier League, La Liga, Ligue 1, Bundesliga and Serie A. Premier League We, and most of the predictors and book makers were wrong about this…
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Stanley Cup 2016: Conference finals!

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Eight teams have been reduced to four. The battle for the conference victories in the 2016 Stanley Cup play offs have started! On the west side we find St. Louis Blues facing the San Jose Sharks. Both teams won the quarter finals in game seven; this says something about exactly how tough the Western Conference is. On the east side we have Tampa Bay Lightning facing the Pittsburgh Penguins. They got a bit of an…
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The 2016 Champions League final

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May 28 at 20:45 UTC, the 2016 Champions League final is played. It is an all-Spanish showdown between the rivals from the capital Madrid. The 2016 final is also a replay of the 2014 final were the two met. What could then have been an unexpected double victory for Atletico Madrid, who won the 2013-14 La Liga, was turned into a Real Madrid triumph after a late tying goal and overtime victory. Atletico now has…
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We remember: The 2006 Olympic Hockey Tournament in Torino, Italy

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February 15-26, as a part of the XX Olympic Winter Games, the men’s hockey tournament was held in Torino, Italy. For the third time since 1998, players from the National Hockey League (NHL) were allowed to participate. This meant that the nations could put the best team available on the ice and that the winner could name themselves as the greatest hockey nation of the year. This can be put in perspective of the World…
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We remember: The 2006 Ice Hockey World Championships

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In 2006 Sweden became the first nation to win both the Olympic and World Championship gold medal in ice hockey the same year. The 2006 IIHF World Championships were hosted in Riga, Latvia. The preliminary stages consisted of four groups from which the teams then were merged into two new groups. Sweden won the first group stage fairly easy against Switzerland, Ukraine and Italy. In the group stage number two, Sweden finished second behind Russia….
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Schedule, Olympic Handball in Rio 2016

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We continue to look forward to  the Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil, 2016. Earlier, we wrote about the Olympic football. In this post you can read about the handball tournaments. Below are the groups and schedule for the preliminary rounds as well as the play offs. As we can see in the odds section to the right, France is favourites in to defending their gold medal from London 2012. The men’s handball in Rio 2016 Group…
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2016 Stanley Cup: Quarterfinals matchups and odds

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The round of 16 of this year’s Stanley Cup play offs is finished and sixteen teams have been reduced to eight. In this post we will give you information about the quarterfinals, such as matchups, predictions and outright winner odds. The 2016 NHL Quarter finals Dallas Stars – St. Louis Blues Comment: Dallas eliminated Minnesota in the round of 16, while St. Louis defeated the reigning champions Chicago in a decisive game seven. Blues have never…
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2016 Champions League semifinals schedule

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Eight teams have become four in the 2016 Champions League play offs. That number is going to be divided by a pair again and two teams will reach the final on San Siro, May 28. The following teams are facing each other in the semifinals: Manchester City vs Real Madrid Match 1: Tuesday, April 26, Manchester City – Real Madrid Match 2: Wednesday, May 4, Real Madrid – Manchester City Comment: Manchester City ensured that…
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Schedule, Olympic soccer 2016

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In Sweden we especially look forward to this summer’s Olympic football tournament since both the men and women are qualified to the competition. The 2016 Olympic Games will take place in Rio, Brazil, and it most certainly will be a hot story as we remember from FIFA World Cup 2014. The men’s team must consist of players below 23 years old except for three players. The women will play with their ordinary teams. We of…
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