… in hockey. In spring 1987, Sweden became World Champions in Hockey for the first time in 25 years. This was something huge back then. Since the Swedish victory in 1962, the Soviet Union had totally dominated world hockey together with the Czech Republic and a short intermission with the US. The message was clear. Hockey was something for rough communists carved out from the ice of Siberia. But in 1987 the Russian Empire started to shrug and the Swedish victory in the Soviet national sport was one of the signs to what the future would hold.
Sadly, I couldn’t find a clip from the World Cup 1987, but here’s a small clip from 1991 when we also destroy the Soviet Union, once and for all. 😉 Even worse, the commentators speak Finnish, also known as the world’s ugliest language. However, Enjoy!