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Bandy at the 1952 Winter Olympics
Bandy pictogram.svg
Tournament details
Host country  Norway
Dates 20–23 February
Teams 3
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Sweden (1st title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Norway
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Finland
Tournament statistics
Matches played 3
Goals scored 12 (4 per match)
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Bandy was held as a demonstration sport at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo.

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.


Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Yngve Palmqvist
Orvar Bergmark
Herbert Swartswee
Karl-Erik Sjöberg
Olle Lindgren
Sven-Olof Landar
Inge Cahlman
Martin Johansson
Olle Sääv
Sven-Eric Broberg
Ernst Hård
Agard Magnusson
Tore Olsson
Henry Olsson
Bosse Halla
Leif Eriksen
David Eriksen
Arne Bakker
Tore Frisholm
Rolf Person
Arne Johansen
Einar Andersen
Martin Olsen
Harald Cato Helgerud
Gunnar Fossum
Ole Marthinsen
Herbert Lundström
Juhani Halme
Yrjö Jussila
Arvo Raitavuo
Per-Erik Lindqvist
Martti Nyyssönen
Olof Stolpe
Kauko Tukiainen
Erik Åberg
Heikki Ollikainen
Sakari Salo
Pentti Immonen
Pentti Hämäläinen


Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Sweden 2 1 0 1 5 2 +3 2
 Norway 2 1 0 1 4 4 0 2
 Finland 2 1 0 1 3 6 −3 2
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)

Final rankings

Gold medal icon.svg  Sweden
Silver medal icon.svg  Norway
Bronze medal icon.svg  Finland
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