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Konnie Johannesson's jersey The Olympic Rings, VII Olympiade

The Road to Victory

Off to Antwerp
How did "the team that nobody wanted"
become the world's first Olympic hockey champions?

To get to Antwerp, they had to defeat 3 equally powerful Canadian teams:

Then the money for the overseas trip had to be raised:

Public subscription list opened

And finally, in Antwerp:

They also had a remarkably enthusiastic group of fans and press supporters:


Much to everyone's surprise and pleasure, they succeeded, delighting Canadians,
Winnipegers and especially Icelandic fans everywhere.

Here's the story in headlines.
Falcons win Olympic championship

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