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Olympic Hockey 2018 format

Olympic Games 2018

The men’s Olympic Hockey tournament in PyeongChang, South Korea 2018 follows a format of three groups with four teams in each group. The group winners and the best placed runner-up will advance to the quarter finals, while the other two runner-ups will play a qualification game for the last spot in the play-offs. In this post you will find the groups, dates for playoffs and Team Sweden’s schedule. In Sochi 2014, Sweden lost the final…
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IAAF World Championships London 2017: finals!

Usain Bolt

The IAAF World Championships are hosted in London, GB, August 4-13 2017. We look forward to see top athletes perform on the same stage as the 2012 Olympic Games. In this post we present the final / medal events, day by day: Date. Event, Men/Women (noteworthy participant): August 4: 10 000 metres, M (Mo Farah) August 5: Discus Throw, M | Long Jump, M | 10 000 metres, W | 100 metres, M (Usain Bolt)…
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Which teams play in the Confederations Cup 2017 (and why?)


The year before the FIFA World Cup, the Confederations Cup is played in the host country. June 17 – July 2, 2017, the tournament is played in Russia. In this post we present the participating nations, as well with an explanation of why they are included in the Cup . The eight teams in the 2017 Confederations Cup is divided into two groups. The top two teams of each group will advance to the semifinal (28th and…
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IIHF World Championship 2017: Sweden won the gold!

Sweden hockey

When Sweden’s head coach Rikard Grönborg got 19 reinforcements from the NHL in this year’s edition of the Three Crowns, Sweden was ranked as one of the favorites for the gold in the World Championship behind Canada and Russia. Strong names such as Nicklas Bäckström, William Nylander and Henrik Lundqvist could be found in the squad. However, at the start of the tournament, Sweden had difficulties getting their game together. Sloppy plays and unnecessary penalties…
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IIHF World Championship 2017: Quarter finals

international ice hockey

The group stage of the Hockey World Championship 2017 is over and a total of eight teams have advanced to the playoffs. The following teams will face each other in the quarter finals on Thursday May 18: Switzerland – Sweden A NHL-reinforced Three Crowns advanced to the playoffs without any major issues. On the other hand, Sweden lost to both Russia and the United States, which were the biggest competitors in the group. Sweden has…
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The Stanley Cup Round of 16, 2017

Stanley Cup

The regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL) 2016-17 is over, and the playoffs have started. In this post you will find match-ups for the Round of 16 together with comments. Spring is here, and so are the NHL playoffs! Stanley Cup Round of 16, 2017 Chicago Blackhawks – Nashville Predators Comment: The dynasty Chicago will advance from this meeting. Minnesota Wild – St. Louis Blues Comment: St Louis Blues still has no Stanley Cup title….
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Programme, Lahti 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships

Charlotte Kalla

After two years, it is time again: The Lahti 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships are up. Last time the championships were held in Swedish Falun, 2015. This time we turn east to Finland with hopes of snow, gold and good glide beneath the participants’ skis. In this post you will find the schedule for the 2017 Championships, day by day, February 22 – March 5. All times are in Central European Time. Schedule, 2017 FIS…
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Schedule, Ice Hockey World Championship 2017

ice hockey

This year, the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships are hosted in Germany (Cologne) and France (Paris), May 5-21. 16 teams are divided into two groups. The top four teams from each group advances to the play offs. The worst placed team in each group are eliminated from next year’s tournament. In this post you will find groups and schedule. Groups, Ice Hockey World Championship 2017 Group A: Russia USA Sweden Slovakia Germany Latvia Denmark Italy…
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The sports year 2017


In this post we look forward to the major sports events of 2017. Although this year is a kind of middle year between the “super” sports year of 2016 (Euro 2016, Summer Olympics and World Cup of Hockey) and 2018 (Winter Olympics and FIFA World Cup in Russia), we have been able to pick out some raisins from the cookie so to say. As this post is being written, USA just won the World Ice…
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We summarize the (super)sports year 2016


We had great expectations for 2016, with three major sports tournament: Euro Football in France, The Summer Olympics in Rio, Brazil, and World Cup of Hockey in Canada. In this post we summarize the sports year 2016. Hockey! Finland started the new year by winning the World Juniors of hockey. With future superstars like Patrik Laine and Sebastian Aho in the team, they beat their Eastern rivals Russia in the final. In the IIHF World…
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