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Larger than the sport

“Even if we have to die on the ice...”

Published 28.03.2017 15:17 GMT+2 | Author
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Jiri Holik (centre) grabs his head in disbelief after Czechoslovakia defeated the Soviet Union also in the second game of the 1969 World Championship. Photo: Rolle Rygin
These two games Czechoslovakia simply could not lose.


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Ice runs in the blood

Danish NHL stars are born with skates on

Published 17.03.2017 14:59 GMT+1 | Author Peter Fredberg
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Denmark’s first NHL player, Frans Nielsen, started to skate as a two-year-old boy at the old ice rink in Aalborg. Photo: Jukka Rautio / HHOF-IIHF Images
The fathers of the Danish players in the National Hockey League reveal how it all started.


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Scandinavian mentorship

Hockey in Denmark owes Sweden a lot

Published 01.03.2017 13:43 GMT+1 | Author Peter Fredberg
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Head coach Jan Karlsson is ready for his fourth IIHF WM in charge of Denmark. He has also extended his contract so it includes the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Denmark. Players on the bench: Julian Jakobsen, Jannik Hansen, Mads Christensen, Morten Green, and Morten Poulsen. Photo: Jan Korsgaard
Co-operation and a short distance to Sweden are some of the keys behind the Danish success.


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