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2010 IIHF Hockey World Championship

Well the NHL is hockey’s epicenter of action, but every year there is another hockey tournament that is always overshadowed by the NHL playoffs… it’s the IIHF (International Ice Hockey Federation) World Championship.


Prince Hockey Puck

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The IIHF has been around just as long as the NHL… in fact just a little bit longer. Hockey is actually a game of royalty as the first ice hockey games in Europe were played at the Prince's Skating Club in Knightsbridge, England, in 1902. In 1905, Belgium and France played two international games on March 4. Three years later, the LIHG (later the IIHF) started up in Paris, France.


NHL Nemesis

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The best hockey players in the world play for the NHL, and because the NHL has 82 games plus playoffs from September until June, it’s really hard for any other professional hockey league to get noticed. Well, as team by team become eliminated from the NHL playoffs, more great players have a chance to play in the IIHF World Championship happening right now in Germany for almost the entire month of May.


Rockin Round Robin

The tournament follows the same style of format as the Olympics. Countries are placed into groups and they have to play each other once in a round robin. Then the teams move into another round robin to qualify for the elimination rounds.


Say it’s So Swiss

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This year, Switzerland beat Canada for the very first time in 24 games since 1934. History was made with a 4-1 win, thanks in part to the goalie Tobias Stephan and the incredible play of the team’s top line of Ivo Rüthemann-Martin Plüss-Thomas Déruns, all of whom had a goal and two assists (nine total points). It was a huge stepping-stone for Swiss hockey as their team full of non-NHL players defeated the Canadians who all play for the NHL.


It’s hard to watch the games as none of the major television stations cover this tournament, but most of the highlights are viewable on youtube if you’re interested to catch the updates.



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well in my opinion i think its a sport cause its more of gymnastic and gymnastics is a sport so yeah :D :punk :nerd :nerd :nerd :punk :punk :punk
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1PhanTrash
It's definitely an American thing - here in Australia we have like no Cheerleaders or Cheerleading groups. I think it's a sport but I'm not really into it. I think any girls or boys can do it. :3
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1PhanTrash
"Dubadins" wrote: I have never been a cheerleader but I think it is a sport because it is very active and a lot of difficult looking moves. I agree
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Wolf74
Wolf74 posted in Dance:
use to like ballet and now gymnastics cause ballet does't suit me
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Enki
Enki posted in Xtreme Sports:
Sure, many girls can fight, in fact some can fight really well, however it is a fact that women are generally physically weaker than men, which means that if a healthy male and a healthy female were to fight then the outcome wouldn't be 50/50 but rather 25/75 if even that much, this assumes that both the male and female have the same experience, training and of course both are healthy. This doesn't mean that women are inferior to men, but I am just pointing out facts, the notion that men and women are exactly the same and should be carrying out the same tasks is ridiculous.
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