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05-20-2013, 08:00 AM
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As I said earlier, giving more wait to the Olympics would push the teams taking part up the ranking and thus defeat its main prupose, automatic qualification for the OG. Belarus, who was 9th in Vancouver, could have qualified for Sochi thanks to this result despite Norway performing a lot better than them ever since.

I think that thanks to the IIHF ranking, the right nine teams earned direct qualification for Sochi.

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