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History of Slovakia's national ice-hockey team

1993
With the division of Czechoslovakia, Slovak team is relegated to the bottom 'C' division of international competition; Czech Republic remains in top tier

1993-94
Slovakia wins C division, advances to B

1994-95
National team finishes in 6th place in Lillehammer Winter Olympics; later advances to A group

1995-96
Team takes 10th place in World Championships in Austria

1996-97
Team takes 9th place in World Championships in Finland

1997-98
Team advances to playoffs of World Championship for first time; finishes between 5th and 8th place

1998-99
Team finishes 10th place in Nagano Winter Olympics

1998-99
Team takes 7th place in World Championships in Norway; qualifies for Salt Lake City Winter Olympics

1999-2000
Team wins silver medal at World Championships in Russia

2000-2001
Team finishes 5th to 8th place at World Championships in Germany

2001-2002
Team finishes in 13th place in Salt Lake City Winter Olympics

2001-2002
Slovakia wins its first world championship in Sweden

2002-2003
Slovakia wins bronze medal at World Championships in Finland

Source: SZĽH, IIHF

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