2014 Olympic Winter Games

Olympics, Men:

Olympic men’s ice hockey tournament in Sochi 2014

Participants: Nations ranked 1-9 according to the 2012 IIHF Men’s World Ranking plus three qualifiers.

Seeding:
Group A: Russia (1), Slovakia (6), USA (7), Slovenia (18)
Group B: Finland (2), Canada (5), Norway (8), Austria (15)
Group C: Czech Republic (3), Sweden (4), Switzerland (9), Latvia (11)

The format will be the same as in Vancouver 2010. The four teams with the best records (the group winners and the second-place team with the best record) advance to the quarter-finals, the remaining eight teams will play a qualification game.

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Final Olympic Qualification (3 tournaments, 7-10 February 2013)

Group D in Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany: Germany (10), Austria (15), Italy (16), Netherlands (24)
Group E in Riga, Latvia: Latvia (11), France (14), Kazakhstan (17), Great Britain (21)
Group F in Vojens, Denmark: Denmark (12), Belarus (13), Slovenia (18), Ukraine (20)

Olympic Pre-Qualification (3 tournaments, 8-11 November 2012)

Group G in Budapest, Hungary: Hungary (19), Netherlands (24), Lithuania (25), Croatia (30), 9-11 November 2012.
Group H in Kyiv, Ukraine: Ukraine (20), Poland (23), Estonia (26), Spain (29)
Group J in Nikko, Japan: Great Britain (21), Japan (22), Romania (27), Korea (28), 9-11 November 2012.

Olympic Preliminary Qualification (1 tournament, 17-19 September 2012)

Group K in Zagreb, Croatia: Croatia (30), Serbia (31), Mexico (32), Israel (33)
 

Olympics, Women:

Olympic women’s ice hockey tournament in Sochi 2014

Participants: Nations ranked 1-6 according to the 2012 IIHF Women’s World Ranking plus two qualifiers.

Seeding:
Group A: Canada (1), USA (2), Finland (3), Switzerland (4)
Group B: Sweden (5), Russia (6), Germany (8), Japan (11)

Note: This is the only major change compared to 2010 as the preliminary round will take place in two tiers, as Group A will consist of teams ranked 1-4 while Group B will be comprised of teams ranked 5-8. Quarter-finals: 3A-2B & 4A-1B, semi-finals: 1A vs. winner 4A/1B, 2A vs. winner 3A/2B.

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Final Olympic Qualification (2 tournaments, 7-10 February 2013)

Nations ranked 7-12 plus the two winners from the Olympic Pre-Qualification.

Group C in Poprad, Slovakia: Slovakia (7), Norway (10), Japan (11), Denmark (19)
Group D in Weiden, Germany: Germany (8), Kazakhstan (9), Czech Republic (12), China (13)

Olympic Pre-Qualification (2 tournaments, 8-11 November 2012)

Nations ranked 13-18 plus qualifiers from any preliminary qualification if required.

Group E in Shanghai, China: China (13), France (16), Great Britain (17), Netherlands (21)
Group F in Valmiera, Latvia: Latvia (14), Austria (15), Italy (18), Denmark (19)

Olympic Preliminary Qualification (2 tournaments)

Group G in Barceona, Spain: Denmark (19), Croatia (22), Hungary (23), Spain (26). 12-14 October 2012.
Group H in Jastrzebie-Zdroj, Poland: Slovenia (20), Netherlands (21), Korea (24), Poland (25). 27-30 September 2012.
 

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