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Sweden first team to win worlds, Olympics same year

Updated: May 21, 2006, 8:50 PM ET
Associated Press

RIGA, Latvia -- Sweden shut out defending champion Czech Republic 4-0 on Sunday to win hockey's world championship, becoming the first country to win that title and Olympic gold in the same year.

It was the eighth world title for Sweden, which had eight Olympic champions on its roster. In the Winter Olympics, Sweden beat Finland in the final.

No team had managed the elusive double in international hockey. There have been six previous times when the Olympics and world championships ...

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