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Ice Hockey at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games

2014 Winter Games: Previous Winter Games


Host City: Sochi, Russia
Date Started: February 8, 2014
Date Finished: February 23, 2014
Events: 2

Participants: 443 (285 men and 158 women) from 14 countries
Youngest Participant: SUI Alina Müller (15 years, 334 days)
Oldest Participant: FIN Teemu Selänne (43 years, 225 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 130 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): CAN Canada (2 medals)

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Many of the 2014 Winter Olympic ice hockey matches, including all but five of the men’s games and all the women’s medal rounds, were held in Russia’s newly-built Bolshoy Ice Dome, which had previously hosted the 2013 World Under-18 Championships. The rest, primarily the women’s matches, were held at the nearby Shayba Arena. The 2014 Olympics returned to the internationally standard 61 m × 30 m (200 ft × 98.4 ft) size for its arena, after Vancouver used a smaller NHL-sized (61 m × 26 m or 200 ft × 85 ft) rink in 2010 to save costs. Canada took gold in both the men’s and women’s tournaments, with the men becoming the first nation to defend a men’s Olympic ice hockey title since the Soviet Union in 1988, and the first to go undefeated through a tournament since 1984. The Finnish men, meanwhile, won its fifth men’s Olympic ice hockey medal in six editions (having missed only 2002) with a third-place finish. In women’s hockey, Switzerland became only the fifth nation to win an Olympic medal, a feat it accomplished despite winning only two games in the tournament.