List of IIHF World Championship medalists: Wikis

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Picture of the gold medal-winning Winnipeg Falcons (representing Canada) taken en route to the 1920 Olympics, which were counted as the first ice hockey World Championships

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The Ice Hockey World Championships is an annual event held by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). It was preceded by the European Championship which was held from 1910 to 1932. The first World Championship tournament was decided at the 1920 Summer Olympics. Subsequently, ice hockey was featured at the Winter Olympics, where the World Championship was decided when the two events occurred concurrently, until the 1968 Winter Olympics. The first three championships were contested at the Olympics, while the first World Championships that were an individual event were held in 1930.[1]

From the 1920 Olympics until the 1976 World Championships, only amateur athletes were allowed to compete in the tournament. Because of this, players from the National Hockey League were not allowed to compete. In 1970, after a disagreement over the definition of amateur players, Canada withdrew from the tournament.[2] Starting in 1977, professional athletes were allowed to compete in the tournament and Canada re-entered.[3]

As of 2009, 73 tournaments have been staged. From 1920 to 1930, the Winter Olympics Ice Hockey Tournaments held counted as the World Championships and no tournaments in between were held. No championships were held from 1940 to 1946 due to World War II, nor during the Olympic years 1980, 1984 and 1988.[4] Ten nations have won a gold medal at the World Championships and a total of fourteen have won medals. Canada has won 45 medals, including 24 gold, the most of any nation.[5] The Soviet Union, which began competing in 1954 and last competed in 1991, captured a medal in every tournament they entered.[1] In winning the 2006 World Championships, Sweden became the first nation in history to win an Olympic Gold as well as a separate World Championship in the same season.[6]

Champions

Key
  *   The Summer Olympics Ice Hockey Tournaments held that year counted as the World Championships.
  *   The Winter Olympics Ice Hockey Tournaments held that year counted as the World Championships.
(#) Number of tournaments won at the time. Second number indicates total while country was part of the Soviet Union or Czechoslovakia.
Year Gold medal icon.svg Gold Silver medal icon.svg Silver Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Host city (cities) Host country
1920 *  Canada (1)  United States  Czechoslovakia Antwerp Belgium
1924 *  Canada (2)  United States  Great Britain Chamonix France
1928 *  Canada (3)  Sweden  Switzerland St. Moritz Switzerland
1930  Canada (4)  Germany  Switzerland Chamonix
Berlin
Vienna
France
Germany
Austria
1931  Canada (5)  United States  Austria Krynica Poland
1932 *  Canada (6)  United States  Germany Lake Placid United States
1933  United States (1)  Canada  Czechoslovakia Prague Czechoslovakia
1934  Canada (7)  United States  Germany Milan Italy
1935  Canada (8)  Switzerland  Great Britain Davos Switzerland
1936 *  Great Britain (1)  Canada  United States Garmisch-Partenkirchen Germany
1937  Canada (9)  Great Britain  Switzerland London Great Britain
1938  Canada (10)  Great Britain  Czechoslovakia Prague Czechoslovakia
1939  Canada (11)  United States  Switzerland Zürich and Basel Switzerland
1947  Czechoslovakia (1)  Sweden  Austria Prague Czechoslovakia
1948 *  Canada (12)  Czechoslovakia  Switzerland St. Moritz Switzerland
1949  Czechoslovakia (2)  Canada  United States Stockholm Sweden
1950  Canada (13)  United States  Switzerland London Great Britain
1951  Canada (14)  Sweden  Switzerland Paris France
1952 *  Canada (15)  United States  Sweden Oslo and Drammen Norway
1953  Sweden (1)  West Germany  Switzerland Zürich and Basel Switzerland
1954  Soviet Union (1)  Canada  Sweden Stockholm Sweden
1955  Canada (16)  Soviet Union  Czechoslovakia Krefeld, Dortmund and Cologne West Germany
1956 *  Soviet Union (2)  United States  Canada Cortina Italy
1957  Sweden (2)  Soviet Union  Czechoslovakia Moscow Soviet Union
1958  Canada (17)  Soviet Union  Sweden Oslo Norway
1959  Canada (18)  Soviet Union  Czechoslovakia Prague and Bratislava Czechoslovakia
1960 *  United States (2)  Canada  Soviet Union Squaw Valley United States
1961  Canada (19)  Czechoslovakia  Soviet Union Geneva and Lausanne Switzerland
1962  Sweden (3)  Canada  United States Colorado Springs and Denver United States
1963  Soviet Union (3)  Sweden  Czechoslovakia Stockholm Sweden
1964 *  Soviet Union (4)  Sweden  Czechoslovakia Innsbruck Austria
1965  Soviet Union (5)  Czechoslovakia  Sweden Tampere Finland
1966  Soviet Union (6)  Czechoslovakia  Canada Ljubljana Yugoslavia
1967  Soviet Union (7)  Sweden  Canada Vienna Austria
1968 *  Soviet Union (8)  Czechoslovakia  Canada Grenoble France
1969  Soviet Union (9)  Sweden  Czechoslovakia Stockholm Sweden
1970  Soviet Union (10)  Sweden  Czechoslovakia Stockholm Sweden
1971  Soviet Union (11)  Czechoslovakia  Sweden Berne and Geneva Switzerland
1972  Czechoslovakia (3)  Soviet Union  Sweden Prague Czechoslovakia
1973  Soviet Union (12)  Sweden  Czechoslovakia Moscow Soviet Union
1974  Soviet Union (13)  Czechoslovakia  Sweden Helsinki Finland
1975  Soviet Union (14)  Czechoslovakia  Sweden Munich and Düsseldorf West Germany
1976  Czechoslovakia (4)  Soviet Union  Sweden Katowice Poland
1977  Czechoslovakia (5)  Sweden  Soviet Union Vienna Austria
1978  Soviet Union (15)  Czechoslovakia  Canada Prague Czechoslovakia
1979  Soviet Union (16)  Czechoslovakia  Sweden Moscow Soviet Union
1981  Soviet Union (17)  Sweden  Czechoslovakia Gothenburg and Stockholm Sweden
1982  Soviet Union (18)  Czechoslovakia  Canada Helsinki and Tampere Finland
1983  Soviet Union (19)  Czechoslovakia  Canada Düsseldorf, Dortmund and Munich West Germany
1985  Czechoslovakia (6)  Canada  Soviet Union Prague Czechoslovakia
1986  Soviet Union (20)  Sweden  Canada Moscow Soviet Union
1987  Sweden (4)  Soviet Union  Czechoslovakia Vienna Austria
1989  Soviet Union (21)  Canada  Czechoslovakia Stockholm and Södertälje Sweden
1990  Soviet Union (22)  Sweden  Czechoslovakia Berne and Fribourg Switzerland
1991  Sweden (5)  Canada  Soviet Union Turku, Helsinki and Tampere Finland
1992  Sweden (6)  Finland  Czechoslovakia Prague and Bratislava Czechoslovakia
1993  Russia (1/23)  Sweden  Czech Republic Dortmund and Munich Germany
1994  Canada (20)  Finland  Sweden Bolzano, Canazei and Milano Italy
1995  Finland (1)  Sweden  Canada Stockholm and Gävle Sweden
1996  Czech Republic (1/7)  Canada  United States Vienna Austria
1997  Canada (21)  Sweden  Czech Republic Helsinki, Turku and Tampere Finland
1998  Sweden (7)  Finland  Czech Republic Zürich and Basel Switzerland
1999  Czech Republic (2/8)  Finland  Sweden Oslo, Lillehammer and Hamar Norway
2000  Czech Republic (3/9)  Slovakia  Finland St. Petersburg Russia
2001  Czech Republic (4/10)  Finland  Sweden Cologne, Hanover and Nuremberg Germany
2002  Slovakia (1)  Russia  Sweden Gothenburg, Karlstad and Jönköping Sweden
2003  Canada (22)  Sweden  Slovakia Helsinki, Tampere and Turku Finland
2004  Canada (23)  Sweden  United States Prague and Ostrava Czech Republic
2005  Czech Republic (5/11)  Canada  Russia Innsbruck and Vienna Austria
2006  Sweden (8)  Czech Republic  Finland Riga Latvia
2007  Canada (24)  Finland  Russia Moscow and Mytishchi Russia
2008  Russia (2/24)  Canada  Finland Halifax and Quebec City Canada
2009  Russia (3/25)  Canada  Sweden Kloten and Berne Switzerland

Future tournaments

These tournaments have been announced, but have not been played yet.

Year Host cities Host country
2010 Cologne, Mannheim and Gelsenkirchen Germany[7]
2011 Bratislava and Košice Slovakia[8]
2012 Helsinki and Malmö Finland and Sweden[9]
2013 Stockholm and Turku Sweden and Finland[9]
2014 Minsk Belarus[10]

Medal table

Countries in italics no longer compete at the World Championships.

Country Gold Silver Bronze Medals
 Russia
 Soviet Union
 
3
22
25
1
7
8
2
5
7
6
34
40
 Canada 24 13 9 46
 Czech Republic
 Czechoslovakia
 
5
6
11
1
12
13
3
16
19
9
34
43
 Sweden 8 18 15 41
 United States 2 9 5 16
 Finland 1 6 3 10
 Great Britain 1 2 2 5
 Slovakia 1 1 1 3
 Germany
 West Germany
 
0
0
0
1
1
2
2
0
2
3
1
4
 Switzerland 0 1 8 9
 Austria 0 0 2 2

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "International hockey timeline". International Ice Hockey Federation. http://www.iihf.com/iihf-home/history/the-iihf/timeline.html. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  2. ^ "Summit Series '72 Summary". Hockey Hall of Fame. http://www.hhof.com/html/GamesSummarySUM1972.shtml. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  3. ^ "IIHF World Men's Championship". Hockey Canada. http://www.hockeycanada.ca/4/7/1/4/index1.shtml. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  4. ^ "All Medalists: Men: IIHF World Championships". International Ice Hockey Federation. http://www.iihf.com/iihf-home/history/all-medallists/men.html. Retrieved 2010-03-02. 
  5. ^ If the total medals won by Russia and the Soviet Union are combined, then they would have won 25 gold medals.
  6. ^ Associated Press (2006-05-21). "Sweden Completes 'Double' at IIHF Worlds". The Sports Network. http://www.tsn.ca/canadian_hockey/story/?id=166553. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  7. ^ "Germany will host 2010 hockey worlds". CBC Sports. 2005-05-14. http://www.cbc.ca/sports/story/2005/05/13/germany050513.html. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  8. ^ "IIHF Calendar of Events" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. http://www.iihf.com/fileadmin/user_upload/PDF/2007-2008_IIHF_Calendar_of_Events.pdf. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  9. ^ a b [backPid=2717&cHash=5da4636324 "FIN-SWE to co-host two Worlds"]. International Ice Hockey Federation. http://www.iihf.com/channels/iihf-world-championship-oc09/home/news/news-singleview-world-championship-2009/article/fin-swe-to-co-host-two-worlds.html?tx_ttnews[backPid]=2717&cHash=5da4636324. Retrieved 2009-05-09. 
  10. ^ Merk, Martin (2009-05-08). "Belarus lands 2014 Worlds". International Ice Hockey Federation. http://www.iihf.com/channels/iihf-world-championship-oc09/home/news/news-singleview-world-championship-2009/article/belarus-lands-2014-worlds.html. Retrieved 2009-05-08. 

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