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A World Championship is any contest to determine the best in the world in a particular field. The first sport to declare a world champion was real tennis, starting in 1740. Famous world championships include: A contest is an event involving a competition at least two opposing individuals or teams, to be awarded a prize to the champion. ... Below are the lists of real tennis world champions. ... Events May 31 - Friedrich II comes to power in Prussia upon the death of his father, Friedrich Wilhelm I. October 20 - Maria Theresia of Austria inherits the Habsburg hereditary dominions (Austria, Bohemia, Hungary and present-day Belgium). ...

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Ice Hockey World Championships - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1197 words)
The 2006 Ice Hockey World Championship was held in Riga, Latvia.
While the top European players were officially able to compete in the World Championships while retaining their amateur status, players in the National Hockey League were prohibited for many years from entering in the tournament.
The Championships ran the risk of established countries being displaced from pool A by the new teams as they advanced from pool C. As the IIHF depended on advertising revenue derived from the established countries, it decided to expand pool A to accommodate the existing pool A teams plus the new rising teams.
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