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    Oslo, capitol of Norway, is host to the finest Ice Hockey teams in the international amateur scene as the World Championships are opened by King Olav V on Friday, February 28th.

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    Oslo, capitol of Norway, is host to the finest Ice Hockey teams in the international amateur scene as the World Championships are opened by King Olav V on Friday, February 28th.

    The official opening took place before the start of the opening Norway-Sweden match. Watched by over 5,000 spectators, the King stepped onto the ice to face the competing nations - each represented by three players.

    After the teams had paraded onto the ice behind their national flags, the British President of the International Ice Hockey Association, Mr. J. Aheerne, welcomed them to the Jordal Amfi rink.

    With Norway in the grip of the worst winter since 1942, considerable interest was focussed on the first-day game between Czechoslovakia and Finland.

    Little has been seen of the Czechs in recent years although they did make a recent tour of Great Britain. Regarded as the "dark horses" of the championship, the Czechs started slowly against the Finns but went on to gain a comfortable victory - only the Finnish goal-keeper, Esko Niemi, serving his side from a heavier defeat then the 5-1 margin scored by the Czechs.

    Teams: Finland 1 Niemi, 2 Lampaninen, 3 Koiso, 4 Nurmi, 5 Fulli, 6 Salmi, 7 Kilpio, 8 Restio, 9 Hakala, 10 Hytonen, 11 Luostorinen, 12 Soini, 13, Pollari, 14 Aro, 15 Viitala, 16 Vuorinen, 17 Nieminen.

    Czechoslovakia 1 Kulicek, 2 Gut, 3 Tikal, 4 Kasper, 5 Sch???sch 6 Danda, 7 Vlach, 8 Starsi, 9 Vensk, 10 ???cilek, 11 Pantucek, 12 Bubnik, 13 Firik, 14 Frochlid, 15 Sventsk, 16 Volf, 17 Nadrohal

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2BVQQBHV0JHCEHNMHE7Z5D4LB
    Media URN:
    VLVA2BVQQBHV0JHCEHNMHE7Z5D4LB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/02/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:19:00
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    N/A

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