1961 Bandy World Championship

1961 Bandy World Championship
IInd Bandy World Championship
Tournament details
Host country Norway
Dates22 – 26 February 1961
Teams4
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Soviet Union
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Sweden
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Finland
Fourth place Norway
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Goals scored33 (5.5 per match)
1957
1963

The 1961 Bandy World Championship was the second Bandy World Championship, after the first having been arranged four years earlier. From now on, the world championships were to be played every other year, so the next tournamet was two years later. The 1961 tournament was contested between four men's bandy playing nations. The championship was played in Norway from 22–26 February 1961. The Soviet Union became champions.[1]

Norway, having boycotted the first championship in 1957, made its championship début on home turf but lost all its games and came in last of the four participating nations.

Participants[edit]

Games[edit]

The championship was played as a round-robin tournament.

Date Teams Result Venue
22 February  Sweden Norway 2–1 Herøya
22 February  Soviet Union Finland 3–2 Stabekkbanen, Bærum
24 February  Soviet Union Norway 9–1 Mjøndalen
24 February  Sweden Finland 4–1 Gressbanen, Oslo
26 February  Finland Norway 4–3 Marienlyst, Drammen
26 February  Soviet Union Sweden 2–1 Bislett, Oslo

Results table[edit]

Rank Country Pts W T L Bp Bc Diff
1  Soviet Union 6 3 0 0 14 4 +10
2  Sweden 4 2 0 1 7 4 +3
3  Finland 2 1 0 2 7 10 −3
4  Norway 0 0 0 3 5 15 −10

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