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2) Underwater Ice Hockey
The first ever World Cup in the new extreme sport of underwater ice hockey has been staged in the frozen lake of Weissensee [White Sea lake] in Austria over the last weekend in February.
Eight international teams from Austria, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia, competed under 30 centimetres [12 inches] of ice in 2-degree Celsius [35 degrees Fahrenheit] water and without oxygen tanks.
The players, wore wetsuits, masks and flippers, chased a Styrofoam puck around a "rink" six metres wide and eight metres long, having to resurface every 30 seconds for air through special holes drilled in the ice.
In the final on Sunday, Finland defeated Austria to finish first, while Slovakia was placed third.
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