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IIHF monitors Olympic game after Swedish coach suggests team should lose

Updated: February 21, 2006, 4:51 PM ET
Associated Press

TURIN, Italy -- International hockey's governing board closely monitored Sweden's 3-0 loss to Slovakia in Olympic preliminary play Tuesday after Swedish coach Bengt-Ake Gustafsson suggested his team might be better off losing.

The loss meant Sweden will play Switzerland instead of Canada or the Czech Republic in Wednesday's men's hockey quarterfinals. Though Switzerland beat both the other teams and finished ahead of Canada and the Czechs in preliminary play, it is considered a much weaker ...

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