Bandy at the 1952 Winter Olympics facts for kids
|Venue(s)||2 (in 1 host city)|
|Champions||Sweden (1st title)|
|Goals scored||12 (4 per match)|
Sweden, Norway and Finland participated with their best players and won one match each. Sweden won the tournament thanks to the best goal difference, with Norway second and Finland third.
The three participating countries regularly played friendlies, but this was the first official international bandy tournament since 1913. The Olympic bandy games were noticed by the sports leaders from the Soviet Union, who invited the three Nordic countries to a friendly four nation bandy tournament in 1954. The first Bandy World Championship were not held until five years later, in 1957.
Harald Cato Helgerud
|20 February 1952
|Finland||3–2||Norway||Dælenenga idrettspark, Oslo
Referee: O. Gyhlén (Sweden)
|21 February 1952
|Norway||2–1||Sweden||Dælenenga idrettspark, Oslo
Referee: Johan Alho (Finland)
|23 February 1952
|Sweden||4–0||Finland||Bislett Stadium, Oslo
Referee: Thv. Lindstad (Norway)
Bandy at the 1952 Winter Olympics Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.