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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)


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.