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12-24-2013, 06:57 PM
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A lot of ignorance when it comes to hockey in Norway. I guess the majority consider the sport to be for low income, uneducated, violent people. The media has done a good job telling people how dangeous it is and I know lots of parents won\t let their kids play the sport beacause of that. We have 44 indoor rinks and we build about one new every year. So you can figure how long it will to be a major contender in hockey. We have loads of money in this country, but the money is not spent on hockey. Instead we spend lots of money on minor sports like crosscountry skiing and ski jumping. Finland and Norway were about equal in the 60`s I belive. Finland have more than 250 rinks and the sport is huge. Well, some people decided that hockey was a sport we were going to neglect in Norway. Sad isn`t it?

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