Hockey's Team Canada back for 1980 Olympics
For 48 years from 1920 to 1968, Canada dominated ice hockey at the Winter Olympics, winning gold six times and failing to earn a medal just once. But a dispute over pros competing in the Games kept Canada out entirely in 1972 and '76. NHL players were finally allowed in the 1998 Games, the same year women's hockey became an Olympic event. In 2002 Canada was back on top as both men and women won our first gold medals for hockey since 1952.
Program: Sound of Sports
Broadcast Date: Feb. 3, 1980
Guest(s): Fr. David Bauer, Rick Noonan
Reporter: Brian Dance
Photo: Canadian team at the Winter Games opening ceremony, Lake Placid, 1980. Photo by Doug Ball, Canadian Press.
Last updated: February 28, 2012
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