2010 Winter Olympics / Ice Hockey

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Ice hockey at the
2010 Olympic Winter Games
Olympic Winter Games 2010 logo.svg
ice Hockey
venue CanadaCanada Vancouver
Competition venue Canada Hockey Place (18,810 seats)
UBC Thunderbird Arena (6,800 seats)
Teams 20 (12 Mars symbol (male), 8 Venus symbol (female))
Nations 13
Athletes 444 (276 Mars symbol (male), 168 Venus symbol (female))
date 13.-28. February 2010
decisions 2 ( men / women )
Turin 2006

At the XXI. The 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver hosted two ice hockey competitions. When men's tournament twelve teams competed, the women's tournament was held with eight teams.

The preliminary round groups were based on the status of the IIHF world rankings in 2008 and the results of the qualifying tournaments. The men's tournament began on February 16, the women's tournament on February 13, 2010, one and four days after the opening ceremony on February 12. The women's final took place on February 25th and the men's final on February 28th, the final day of the Games.


The roles of men and women Tournament were in two stages in Vancouver, in Canada Hockey Place , the as General Motors Place known home of the NHL - franchises Vancouver Canucks , and the UBC Thunderbird Arena discharged, which was specially built for the Games. Canada Hockey Place has 18,810 seats, while the UBC Thunderbird Arena has 6,800 spectators.

To prepare General Motors Place for the Winter Olympics, the Vancouver Canucks played 14 games away from home between January 27 and March 13, 2010. This is the longest streak in the history of the National Hockey League.

Vancouver , British Columbia , Canada
Canada Hockey Place
Capacity: 19,300
Venue of the tournament
UBC Thunderbird Arena
Capacity: 6,800
Canada Hockey Place UBC Thunderbird Arena

Mode and participants

Compared to Turin 2006 , the 2010 Winter Olympics were held for the first time in three groups for men and - as before - in two groups of four teams each for women. The qualification for the Olympic tournament was based on the IIHF world rankings . For men, the first nine ranks ( Canada , Russia , Sweden , Finland , Czech Republic , USA , Switzerland , Slovakia and Belarus ) were automatically qualified. The next ranked teams played three qualifying tournaments in which Germany , Latvia and Norway qualified. For the women, the teams from the USA , Canada , Finland , Russia , Switzerland and Sweden were directly qualified. There were also Slovakia and the People's Republic of China , who qualified through the qualifying tournaments.


The 2010 Winter Olympics marked the first time the Games were played in a city that housed a National Hockey League franchise and allowed NHL players to compete. This was the first time that the competitions were held on the narrower North American ice surface (61 m × 26 m) instead of the standard European one (61 m × 30 m). This included savings of approximately $ 10 million Canadian dollars and the ability to increase the number of viewers attending the tournament games.

Men's tournament

Women's tournament

Medal table

Medal table ice hockey
(after 2 of 2 decisions)
space country gold gold silver silver bronze bronze total
1 CanadaCanada Canada 2 - - 2
2 United StatesUnited States United States - 2 - 2
3 FinlandFinland Finland - - 2 2

Web links

Commons : Ice Hockey at the 2010 Winter Olympics  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Olympics put Canucks on record road grind . cbc.ca