Olympic dreams hit iceberg
The Danish men’s and women’s teams have failed to qualify for the 2014 Winter Olympics ice hockey. The men, who qualified for the final round of qualifying courtesy of being ranked #12 in the world, failed to capitalise on home advantage and a good start last week on Thursday when they defeated Ukraine 2-0. Despite this, they knew they could not afford to lose against Slovenia, a team six places below them in the rankings, but despite a better shot ratio, they lost 1-2 on Friday. So in the end, their 2-3 loss to Belarus on Sunday was a dead rubber. The women, meanwhile, who qualified for the final round thanks to winning two previous qualifying groups, got within one game of the Olympics, but lost 0-5 to Japan – a team eight places above them in the rankings.