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Sven Tumba, the Swedish sports icon who was honored in 1999 as the country's best ever hockey player and later became a golf pioneer in Sweden and the former Soviet Union, has died. He was 80.
Sven Tumba, the three-sport star who was honored as the best hockey player in Sweden and later became a golf pioneer in his country and the former Soviet Union, has died. He was 80.
Stefan Liv, the goaltender who helped Sweden win gold medals in the Olympics and world championships in 2006, was among those who died Wednesday in the crash of a plane in Russia carrying a top hockey team. He was 30.
"Swedish ice hockey has lost one of its biggest players through time," said Christer Englund, the association chairman. "With his ice hockey knowledge and with his enthusiasm he made ice hockey popular and attracted more people to our sport."
"Swedish ice hockey has lost one of its biggest players through time," SIHA Chairman Christer Englund said. "With his ice hockey knowledge and with his enthusiasm he made ice hockey popular and attracted more people to our sport."