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1919-20* Olympics : Contested by Belgium, Canada, Czechoslovakia, France, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA in Antwerp, Belgium.
1923-24 Olympics : Contested by Belgium, Canada, Czechoslovakia, France, Great Britain, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA in Chamonix, France.
1927-28 Olympics : Contested by Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Poland, Sweden and Switzerland in St Moritz, Switzerland.
1931-32 Olympics : Contested by Canada, Germany, Poland and the USA in Lake Placid, New York, USA - one indoor rink & one outdoor rink.
1935-36 Olympics : Contested by Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
1947-48 Olympics : Contested by Austria, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Great Britain, Italy, Poland, Sweden and Switzerland in St Moritz, Switzerland.
1951-52 Olympics : Contested by Canada, Czechoslovakia, Finland, Germany, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA in Oslo, Norway.
1955-56 Olympics : Contested by Austria, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, the USA and the USSR in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.
1959-60 Olympics : Contested by Austria, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Finland, Germany, Japan, Sweden, the USA and the USSR in Squaw Valley, California, USA.
1963-64 Olympic Qualification Tournament : Contested 23 - 25 November 1963 by Australia and Japan in Tomakomai, Japan.

Olympics :
Contested by Austria, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, the USA, the USSR and Yugoslavia in Innsbruck, Austria.
1967-68 Olympics : Contested by Austria, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Finland, France, GDR, Germany, Japan, Norway, Romania, Sweden, the USA, the USSR and Yugoslavia in Grenoble, France.
1971-72 Olympics : Contested by Czechoslovakia, Finland, Germany, Japan, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, the USA, the USSR and Yugoslavia in Sapporo, Japan.
1975-76 Olympics : Contested by Austria, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Finland, Germany, Japan, Poland, Romania, Switzerland, the USA, the USSR and Yugoslavia in Innsbruck, Austria.
1979-80 Olympics : Contested by Canada, Czechoslovakia, Finland, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden, the USA and the USSR in Lake Placid, New York, USA.
1983-84 Olympics : Contested by Austria, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Finland, Germany, Italy, Norway, Poland, Sweden, the USA, the USSR and Yugoslavia in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia.

The big controversy at this Olympic ice hockey tournament was the eligibility rules. The IOC rule was that any player who had signed a professional contract was ineligible. The IIHF negotiated that the rule should only apply to those players who had actually played in a professional game. The Canadian Hockey Association wanted a player to be eligible if he had played in 10 or fewer NHL games. The USA objected because the CHA proposal had been accepted after the Team USA squad had been named. Finally, it was decided that a player could compete in the Olympics if he had not played in an NHL game. This meant that Don Dietrich & Mark Morrison of Team Canada were ruled ineligible. The eligibility rules were clearly unfair - they only applied to NHL players - other professional league players and Soviet players (whose sole job was to play ice hockey) were free to play in the Olympics.
 
1987-88 Olympics : Contested by Austria, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Finland, France, Germany, Poland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the USA and the USSR in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
1991-92 Olympics : Contested February 8th - 23rd 1992 by Canada, Czechoslovakia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA in Albertville, France.
1993-94 Olympics : Contested by Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden and the USA in Lillehammer, Norway.
1997-98 Olympics : Contested by Austria, Belarus, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden and the USA in Nagano, Japan. 

Olympics (Women) : Contested by Canada (Women), China (Women), Finland (Women), Japan (Women), Sweden (Women) and the USA (Women) in Nagano, Japan.
2001-02 Olympics : Contested February 9th - 24th 2002  by Austria, Belarus, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and the USA in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

Olympics (Women) : Contested February 11th - 21th 2002 by Canada (Women), China (Women), Finland (Women), Germany (Women), Kazakhstan (Women), Russia (Women), Sweden (Women) and the USA (Women) in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
2005-06 Olympics : Contested February 15th - 26th 2006  by Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA in Torino, Italy.  

Olympics (Women) : Contested February 11th - 20th 2002 by Canada (Women), Finland (Women), Germany (Women), Italy (Women), Russia (Women), Sweden (Women), Switzerland (Women) and the USA (Women) in Torino, Italy.
2009-10 Olympics : Contested February 12th - 28th 2010  by ... in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The tournament is to be held on North American size ice surfaces rather than converting to international size.

Olympics (Women) : Contested February 12th - 28th 2010 by ... in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The tournament is to be held on North American size ice surfaces rather than converting to international size.

* Held during the Summer Olympic Games


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