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Ice Hockey at the 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Winter Games

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Host City: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Date Started: February 6, 1936
Date Finished: February 16, 1936
Events: 1

Participants: 173 (173 men and 0 women) from 15 countries
Youngest Participant: LAT Leonīds Vedējs (17 years, 117 days)
Oldest Participant: HUN Mátyás Farkas (42 years, 176 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 36 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): 3 countries with 1 medal

Overview

The ice hockey matches were played on two different rinks. One was situated on a lake, the Rießersee, and thus had natural ice. The Olympia-Kunsteisstadion, also used for figure skating, had artificial ice. The tournament format consisted of four round-robin pools for the 15 teams. The top two in each pool advanced to two semi-final round-robin pools, with the top two from those pools advancing to a final round-robin pool. In the semi-final and final pools, matches between teams that had played earlier were carried over, and the match was not replayed. The Canadians lost to Great Britain in the semi-final pool, and this result had to count for the final pool. Canada later claimed that they did not know this rule, and was initially very upset over this. However, back in Canada, after the Olympics, most of the players placed the blame on their own officials for not understanding the rule.

Medalists

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Ice Hockey GBR Great Britain CAN Canada USA United States