Miroslav Sláma

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Miroslav Sláma
Medal record
Competitor for  Czechoslovakia
Men’s Ice Hockey
Silver medal – second place 1948 St. Moritz Team

Miroslav Sláma (August 3, 1917 in Třebíč, Vysočina, Austria-Hungary – 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.[1]

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.[2]


  1. ^ Czechoslovakia Ice Hockey at the 1948 Sankt Moritz Winter Games
  2. ^ Wallechinsky, David & Loucky, Jaime (2009) "Ice Hockey: Men". In The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics: 2010 Edition. London: Aurum Press Limited; p. 23