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01-06-2014, 03:27 PM
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Placid
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Originally Posted by Fitzy View Post
Norway has 5 million people, Finland has 5 million, Sweden has 10 million. Norway's hockey is on the rise and to be honest, those 3 countries have less people together than Canada does, and judging on medal results over the past 10 years they might be heavier pound for pound than Canada in that region in terms of producing hockey players.
In terms of population, i remember a "fun fact" from the Sydney (summer) Olympics. Norway was in the finals in woman's soccer against the USA (and Norway won).

The fun fact was that the USA has more girls playing soccer than Norway's total population

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