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23 February
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HistoryPodcast 50 – Hockey

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Ice hockey, referred to simply as “hockey” in Canada and the United States, is a team sport played on ice. It is one of the world’s fastest sports, with players on skates capable of going high speeds on natural or artificial ice surfaces. The most prominent ice hockey nations are Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Sweden, Slovakia, and the United States. While there are 64 total members of the International Ice Hockey Federation, those seven nations have traditionally dominated the field for decades. Of the sixty medals awarded in men’s competition at the Olympic level between 1920 and 2002, only six did not go to one of those countries (or a former entity thereof, such as Czechoslovakia or the Soviet Union) and only one such medal was awarded above bronze.

HistoryPodcast 50 – Hockey 6:37 – 6.23MB

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Wikipedia Hockey

NHL (National Hockey League)

USA Hockey

The Science of Hockey

Hockey Hall of Fame

Hockey Statistics Database

Hockey News

Books

Hockey for Dummies

The Boys of Winter : The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team

The Greatest Hockey Stories Ever Told : The Finest Writers on Ice (Greatest)

Hockey Tough

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16 February
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HIstoryPodcast 49 – Olympics

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Thank you for listening to another historypodcast. I hope you enjoy this one. It seemed appropriate for this month.

HP49 – Olympics.mp3 4:34 – 4.37MB

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The Official Website of the Olympic Movement

The Worst of the Modern Olympics Was Held … ?
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09 February
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02 February
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