Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Russia Ice Hockey FDC

Russia FDC
Russia is the World Champion in Ice Hockey 2008
Date of Issue: 05 December 2008

The 2008 IIHF World Championship was played between May 2 and May 18, 2008 in the Canadian cities of Halifax (Nova Scotia) and Quebec City (Quebec). The two venues were the Halifax Metro Centre and the Colisée Pepsi. The tournament was won by Russia which claimed its first gold medals since 1993.

It was the 72nd IIHF World Championship event, and was run by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). It was the first time the final tournament is held in a non-European country since 1962, when it was held in Colorado, USA. The IIHF wanted to celebrate the federation's 100th anniversary by holding the tournament in the country where ice hockey was born. The tournament was also included as part of the celebrations of Quebec City's 400th anniversary. More...

QUEBEC CITY (Reuters) - Russia rallied to its first world championship gold medal since 1993 when Ilya Kovalchuk's overtime powerplay goal gave it a 5-4 win over defending champion Canada on May 18, 2008. More...

Comment: This Championship's trophy was unveiled during the 2001 event, The designer, André Richard, created this award to compliment the World Championship's history and prestige. The handmade trophy weighs over 10 kilos and sports a silver and gold top portion and a base comprised from the precious woods ebony and bobinga.

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