Soviet Hockey Refereeing Article
- Here is an interesting article about refereeing in the old Soviet days:
Also, 1972 Summit Series.com has unveiled a look at the refereeing of the
series. The article is entitled Baader and Worse.
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><><><><><><><><><><><><><Very interesting article.
> Here is an interesting article
> about refereeing in the old Soviet days...
Comment (totally OT): I still think that the ugliest and the dirtiest
Soviet refereeing wasn't in hockey but in soccer. There were games in
the USSR Elite soccer league when teams and officials were bribed by
the opponents. They even had a term - "dogovornye matchy" (game-by-
agreement). In 1972 (or '73), it went further than just a game. Zarya
Voroshilovgrad won the whole USSR Elite Soccer League championship by
bribing officials, teams... Damn, that was one of the most shameful
moments in the history of sports and everybody knew it and kept quiet
about it :-( But, I guess it's an "economic" cheat vs. "political"
cheat in hockey.
___ Arthur Chidlovski _____________
Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the
1972 USSR vs. Canada Summit Series