Ice Hockey at the 1964 Winter Olympics

Dates 27 January – 9 February 1964
Medal Events 1

Most ice hockey matches were played in the Olympia-Eisstadion, which featured an indoor arena and an outdoor 400 m oval for speed skating. Apart from this, the Messehalle was also used for several matches. The format in 1964 was unusual and would be repeated in its basic form in 1968-76. Sixteen (16) teams were entered, but were required to play a single-elimination match that seeded teams into either the A pool or B pool. After that the eight A pool teams played a round-robin tournament to contest the medals. The B pool also played a round-robin tournament for places 9-16. The elimination matches were carefully seeded so that all the hockey powers advanced, which resulted in scores such as USSR 19, Hungary 1; Czechoslovakia 17, Japan 2; and Canada 14, Yugoslavia 1.


Event Status Date Participants NOCs
Ice Hockey, Men Olympic 27 January – 9 February 1964 270 16
270 (270/0) 16 (16/0)


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Ice Hockey, Men Soviet UnionURS SwedenSWE CzechoslovakiaTCH

Medal table

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
Soviet Union URS 1 0 0 1
Sweden SWE 0 1 0 1
Czechoslovakia TCH 0 0 1 1