|Competitor for Czechoslovakia|
|Men’s Ice Hockey|
|Silver||1948 St. Moritz||Team|
Miroslav Sláma (b. August 3, 1917 in Třebíč, Czechoslovakia - d. November 30, 2008 in Thousand Oaks, California) was an ice hockey player for the Czechoslovak national team. He won a silver medal at the 1948 Winter Olympics.
Toward the end of World War II, Sláma was interned in the Theresienstadt concentration camp until it was liberated by the Red Army on 8 May 1945. He defected to Switzerland in December 1948 during an ice hockey tournament in Davos, and spent five years as a player and coach there before emigrating to the United States where he became a librarian and library administrator.
References[edit | edit source]
- Czechoslovakia Ice Hockey at the 1948 Sankt Moritz Winter Games
- Wallechinsky, David & Loucky, Jaime (2009) "Ice Hockey: Men". In The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics: 2010 Edition. London: Aurum Press Limited; p. 23