Speedway World Team Cup

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FIM Speedway Team World Cup
Sport Motorcycle speedway
Founded1960
Ceased2000
Replaced byby Speedway World Cup
ContinentWorld

The Speedway World Team Cup was an annual speedway event held each year in different countries. [1] [2] The competition started in 1960 and was replaced with the Speedway World Cup in 2001.

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Format

From 1960 until 1985 each team consisted of four riders and a reserve. A final meeting was held after qualifying rounds, the winner being decided on total points scored in that final meeting. [3] In 1986, the teams that qualified for the 'final' raced three meetings, the winner of each meeting being awarded three points, second place awarded two points, and third place awarded a point. The total points gained over the three meetings determined the champion. [4] In 1987, the three meeting system was used again, but this time the aggregate points scored by the individual riders were added together to determine the champion. 1988 saw the championship revert to the original format. In 1994 the World Pairs Championship was merged with the World Team Cup and this system was used until 1999 when it once gain reverted to the original format. In 2001 the competition was relaunched as the Speedway World Cup. [5] [6]

Winners

YearVenueWinners2nd place3rd place
1960 Flag of Sweden.svg Göteborg Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 44
Ove Fundin (12)
Olle Nygren (12)
Rune Sörmander (11)
Björn Knutsson (9)
Göte Nordin (dnr)
Flag of England.svg England 30
Peter Craven (8)
Ken McKinlay (8)
Ron How (7)
George White (6)
Nigel Boocock (1)
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia 15
Antonín Kasper Sr. (5)
Luboš Tomíček Sr. (4)
Jaroslav Machač (3)
František Richter (3)
Bohumil Bartonek (dnr)
1961 Flag of Poland.svg Wrocław Flag of Poland.svg Poland 32
Marian Kaiser (10)
Henryk Żyto (7)
Florian Kapała (6)
Mieczysław Połukard (5)
Stanisław Tkocz (4)
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 30
Ove Fundin (11)
Björn Knutsson (7)
Per Tage Svensson (7)
Rune Sörmander (4)
Sören Sjösten (2)
Flag of England.svg England 15
Peter Craven (8)
Bob Andrews (6)
Ken McKinlay (4)
Ron How (3)
Cyril Maidment (dnr)
1962 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Slaný Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 36
Björn Knutsson (10)
Sören Sjösten (10)
Ove Fundin (9)
Göte Nordin (4)
Rune Sörmander (3)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain 24
Ronnie Moore (10)
Barry Briggs (8)
Peter Craven (6)
Ron How (0)
Cyril Maidment (0)
Flag of Poland.svg Poland 20
Marian Kaiser (9)
Florian Kapała (5)
Joachim Maj (4)
Paweł Waloszek (4)
Mieczysław Połukard (2)
1963 Flag of Austria.svg Vienna Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 37
Björn Knutsson (11)
Per Olof Söderman (10)
Ove Fundin (7)
Göte Nordin (5)
Rune Sörmander (4)
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia 27
Antonín Kasper Sr. (10)
Stanislav Kubíček (7)
Miroslav Šmíd (5)
Luboš Tomíček Sr. (5)
Zdeněk Kovář (dnr)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain 25
Barry Briggs (12)
Peter Craven (8)
Dick Fisher (4)
Leo McAuliffe (1)
Peter Moore (0)
1964 Flag of Germany.svg Abensberg Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 34
Björn Knutsson (11)
Göte Nordin (10)
Rune Sörmander (7)
Ove Fundin (6)
Sören Sjösten (0)
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union 25
Igor Plekhanov (8)
Gennady Kurilenko (8)
Yuri Chekranov (6)
Boris Samorodov (3)
Viktor Trofimov (dnr)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain 21
Barry Briggs (9)
Ken McKinlay (7)
Nigel Boocock (3)
Ron How (2)
Brian Brett (0)
1965 Flag of Germany.svg Kempten Flag of Poland.svg Poland 38
Andrzej Wyglenda (11)
Andrzej Pogorzelski (11)
Antoni Woryna (9)
Zbigniew Podlecki (7)
Paweł Waloszek (dnr)
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 33
Björn Knutsson (11)
Bengt Jansson (8)
Ove Fundin (8)
Göte Nordin (6)
Leif Larsson (dnr)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain 18
Ken McKinlay (7)
Nigel Boocock (6)
Jimmy Gooch (3)
Barry Briggs (1)
Charlie Monk (1)
1966 Flag of Poland.svg Wrocław Flag of Poland.svg Poland 41
Marian Rose (12)
Andrzej Wyglenda (11)
Antoni Woryna (10)
Andrzej Pogorzelski (8)
Edmund Migoś (dnr)
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union 25
Boris Samorodov (9)
Viktor Trofimov (6)
Igor Plekhanov (6)
Farid Szajnurov (4)
Yuri Chekranov (dnr)
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 22
Björn Knutsson (11)
Leif Enecrona (4)
Göte Nordin (3)
Ove Fundin (2)
Leif Larsson (2)
1967 Flag of Sweden.svg Malmö Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 32
Göte Nordin (11)
Bengt Jansson (9)
Torbjörn Harrysson (6)
Ove Fundin (6)
Per Olof Söderman (dnr)
Flag of Poland.svg Poland 26
Antoni Woryna (10)
Andrzej Wyglenda (9)
Jerzy Trzeszkowski (4)
Zbigniew Podlecki (3)
Andrzej Pogorzelski (0)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain 19
Barry Briggs (8)
Eric Boocock (5)
Ray Wilson (4)
Ivan Mauger (2)
Colin Pratt (0)

Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union 19
Igor Plekhanov (9)
Viktor Trofimov (4)
Boris Samorodov (3)
Gabdrakhman Kadyrov (2)
Farid Szajnurov (1)
1968 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Wembley Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain 40
Ivan Mauger (12)
Nigel Boocock (10)
Martin Ashby (8)
Barry Briggs (7)
Norman Hunter (3)
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 30
Ove Fundin (11)
Bengt Jansson (7)
Anders Michanek (7)
Olle Nygren (3)
Torbjörn Harrysson (2)
Flag of Poland.svg Poland 19
Edmund Migoś (8)
Edward Jancarz (6)
Andrzej Wyglenda (2)
Henryk Glücklich (2)
Paweł Waloszek (1)
1969 Flag of Poland.svg Rybnik Flag of Poland.svg Poland 31
Andrzej Wyglenda (11)
Edward Jancarz (11)
Stanisław Tkocz (4)
Henryk Glücklich (3)
Andrzej Pogorzelski (2)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain 27
Ivan Mauger (9)
Barry Briggs (8)
Nigel Boocock (5)
Martin Ashby (5)
Pete Smith (dnr)
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union 23
Vladimir Smirnov (9)
Gennady Kurilenko (8)
Valeri Klementiev (5)
Yury Dubinin (1)
Viktor Trofimov (0)
1970 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Wembley Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 42
Ove Fundin (11)
Bengt Jansson (11)
Anders Michanek (10)
Sören Sjösten (10)
Bernt Persson (dnr)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain 31
Barry Briggs (11)
Ivan Mauger (9)
Eric Boocock (5)
Ray Wilson (4)
Nigel Boocock (2)
Flag of Poland.svg Poland 20
Jan Mucha (6)
Antoni Woryna (5)
Edmund Migoś (4)
Henryk Glücklich (3)
Paweł Waloszek (2)
YearVenueWinners2nd place3rd place
1971 Flag of Poland.svg Wrocław Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain 37
Ray Wilson (12)
Ivan Mauger (10)
Jim Airey (9)
Barry Briggs (6)
Ronnie Moore (dnr)
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union 22
Grigory Khlinovsky (8)
Vladimir Smirnov (7)
Vladimir Gordeev (4)
Anatoly Kuzmin (3)
Viktor Trofimov (dnr)
Flag of Poland.svg Poland 19
Paweł Waloszek (5)
Henryk Glücklich (4)
Antoni Woryna (4)
Edward Jancarz (4)
Andrzej Wyglenda (2)
1972 Flag of Germany.svg Olching Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain 36
Ivan Mauger (11)
John Louis (9)
Ray Wilson (8)
Terry Betts (8)
Ronnie Moore (dnr)
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union 21
Anatoly Kuzmin (6)
Grigory Khlinovsky (5)
Viktor Kalmykov (5)
Viktor Trofimov (5)
Valery Gordeev (dnr)
Flag of Poland.svg Poland 21
Zenon Plech (7)
Henryk Glücklich (6)
Paweł Waloszek (5)
Zdzisław Dobrucki (3)
Marek Cieślak (0)
1973 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Wembley Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain 37
Peter Collins (12)
Terry Betts (9)
Ray Wilson (8)
Malcolm Simmons (8)
Dave Jessup (dnr)
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 31
Anders Michanek (11)
Bernt Persson (9)
Bengt Jansson (6)
Tommy Jansson (5)
Sören Sjösten (dnr)
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union 20
Valery Gordeev (7)
Vladimir Paznikov (5)
Grigory Khlinovsky (4)
Aleksandr Pavlov (2)
Viktor Trofimov (2)
1974 Flag of Poland.svg Chorzów Flag of England.svg England 42
Peter Collins (12)
John Louis (12)
Dave Jessup (10)
Malcolm Simmons (8)
Ray Wilson (dnr)
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 31
Sören Sjösten (10)
Anders Michanek (9)
Tommy Jansson (7)
Christer Löfqvist (5)
Tommy Johansson (dnr)
Flag of Poland.svg Poland 13
Zenon Plech (4)
Jan Mucha (4)
Andrzej Jurczyński (3)
Andrzej Tkocz (2)
Jerzy Szczakiel (0)
1975 Flag of Germany.svg Norden Flag of England.svg England 41
Peter Collins (12)
Malcolm Simmons (11)
Martin Ashby (10)
John Louis (8)
Dave Jessup (dnr)
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union 29
Valery Gordeev (8)
Grigory Khlinovsky (8)
Viktor Trofimov (8)
Vladimir Gordeev (5)
Mikhail Starostin (dnr)
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 17
Anders Michanek (8)
Tommy Jansson (4)
Bernt Persson (2)
Sören Sjösten (2)
Sören Karlsson (1)
1976 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg White City Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia 31
Phil Crump (11)
Billy Sanders (7)
Phil Herne (7)
John Boulger (6)
Garry Middleton (dnr)
Flag of Poland.svg Poland 28
Edward Jancarz (8)
Marek Cieślak (8)
Zenon Plech (8)
Jerzy Rembas (5)
Bolesław Proch (1)
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 26
Anders Michanek (11)
Bernt Persson (8)
Lars-Åke Andersson (5)
Bengt Jansson (5)
Christer Löfqvist (1)
1977 Flag of Poland.svg Wrocław Flag of England.svg England 37
Peter Collins (10)
Dave Jessup (9)
Michael Lee (9)
John Davis (6)
Malcolm Simmons (3)
Flag of Poland.svg Poland 25
Edward Jancarz (10)
Bogusław Nowak (6)
Jerzy Rembas (6)
Marek Cieślak (2)
Ryszard Fabiszewski (1)
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia 23
Jiří Štancl (8)
Václav Verner (5)
Jan Verner (5)
Aleš Dryml Sr. (5)
Petr Ondrašík (dnr)
1978 Flag of Germany.svg Landshut Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 37
Hans Nielsen (11)
Ole Olsen (10)
Mike Lohmann (9)
Finn Thomsen (7)
Kristian Præstbro (dnr)
Flag of England.svg England 27
Malcolm Simmons (8)
Peter Collins (6)
Dave Jessup (5)
Michael Lee (5)
Gordon Kennett (3)
Flag of Poland.svg Poland 15
Edward Jancarz (6)
Marek Cieślak (5)
Jerzy Rembas (3)
Zenon Plech (1)
Andrzej Huszcza (1)
1979 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg White City Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 35
Larry Ross (11)
Mitch Shirra (10)
Ivan Mauger (9)
Bruce Cribb (5)
Roger Abel (dnr)
Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 31
Ole Olsen (12)
Hans Nielsen (9)
Mike Lohmann (6)
Finn Thomsen (4)
Bo Petersen (0)
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia 19
Jiří Štancl (6)
Aleš Dryml Sr. (5)
Zdeněk Kudrna (4)
Václav Verner (4)
Petr Ondrašík (dnr)
1980 Flag of Poland.svg Wrocław Flag of England.svg England 40
Chris Morton (11)
Michael Lee (11)
Peter Collins (10)
Dave Jessup (8)
John Davis (dnr)
Flag of the United States.svg United States 29
Bruce Penhall (12)
Scott Autrey (9)
Dennis Sigalos (5)
Bobby Schwartz (3)
Ron Preston (0)
Flag of Poland.svg Poland 15
Zenon Plech (5)
Roman Jankowski (5)
Edward Jancarz (3)
Andrzej Huszcza (2)
Jerzy Rembas (0)
YearVenueWinners2nd place3rd place
1981 Flag of Germany.svg Olching Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 36
Hans Nielsen (11)
Erik Gundersen (9)
Tommy Knudsen (9)
Ole Olsen (6)
Finn Thomsen (1)
Flag of England.svg England 29
Chris Morton (11)
Kenny Carter (9)
John Davis (5)
Dave Jessup (3)
Gordon Kennett (1)
Flag of Germany.svg Germany 28
Egon Müller (10)
Karl Maier (8)
Georg Hack (5)
Georg Gilgenreiner (5)
Alois Wiesböck (dnr)
1982 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg White City Flag of the United States.svg United States 34
Bruce Penhall (10)
Kelly Moran (10)
Bobby Schwartz (9)
Shawn Moran (8)
Scott Autrey (0)
Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 27
Hans Nielsen (11)
Erik Gundersen (7)
Preben Eriksen (4)
Tommy Knudsen (1)
Ole Olsen (1)
Flag of Germany.svg Germany 18
Karl Maier (7)
Georg Hack (5)
Egon Müller (5)
Georg Gilgenreiner (1)
Alois Wiesböck (0)
1983 Flag of Denmark.svg Vojens Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 37
Erik Gundersen (12)
Hans Nielsen (11)
Ole Olsen (7)
Peter Ravn (7)
Finn Thomsen (0)
Flag of England.svg England 29
Michael Lee (11)
Kenny Carter (8)
Chris Morton (7)
Dave Jessup (2)
Peter Collins (1)
Flag of the United States.svg United States 27
Dennis Sigalos (9)
Bobby Schwartz (6)
Lance King (6)
Kelly Moran (6)
Rick Miller (dnr)
1984 Flag of Poland.svg Leszno Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 44
Erik Gundersen (12)
Bo Petersen (12)
Hans Nielsen (11)
Preben Eriksen (9)
Peter Ravn (dnr)
Flag of England.svg England 24
Simon Wigg (9)
Phil Collins (7)
Chris Morton (4)
Peter Collins (2)
Neil Collins (2)
Flag of the United States.svg United States 20
Shawn Moran (6)
Kelly Moran (5)
Lance King (5)
Bobby Schwartz (2)
John Cook (2)
1985 Flag of the United States.svg Long Beach Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 37
Tommy Knudsen (12)
Erik Gundersen (10)
Hans Nielsen (10)
Preben Eriksen (5)
Bo Petersen (0)
Flag of the United States.svg United States 35
Shawn Moran (11)
Bobby Schwartz (11)
Lance King (9)
Sam Ermolenko (3)
John Cook (1)
Flag of England.svg England 13
Jeremy Doncaster (6)
Kelvin Tatum (3)
Phil Collins (2)
Richard Knight (2)
John Davis (0)
1986 championship decided on points of three of three meetings - 1st = 3pts, 2nd = 2pts, 3rd = 1pt.
1986 Flag of Sweden.svg Göteborg
Flag of Denmark.svg Vojens
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Bradford
Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 130 (47 + 37 + 46)
Hans Nielsen (35)
Erik Gundersen (33)
Tommy Knudsen (33)
Jan O. Pedersen (20)
John Jørgensen (8)
Flag of the United States.svg United States 4 (76)
Shawn Moran (27)
Sam Ermolenko (22)
Lance King (19)
Bobby Schwartz (5)
Rick Miller (2)
Flag of England.svg England 3 (81)
Simon Wigg (6)
Chris Morton (3)
Kelvin Tatum (2)
Jeremy Doncaster (2)
Marvyn Cox (0)
1987 championship decided on aggregate scores of three meetings.
1987 Flag of Denmark.svg Fredericia
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Coventry
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Prague
Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 130 (47 + 37 + 46)
Hans Nielsen (38)
Erik Gundersen (33)
Jan O. Pedersen (32)
Tommy Knudsen (27)
John Jørgensen (dnr)
Flag of England.svg England 101 (37 + 33 + 31)
Simon Wigg (29)
Kelvin Tatum (25)
Jeremy Doncaster (24)
Simon Cross (21)
Marvyn Cox (0)
Flag of the United States.svg United States 93 (24 + 43 + 26)
Shawn Moran (23)
Rick Miller (22)
Sam Ermolenko (20)
Kelly Moran (14)
Lance King (8)
John Cook (6)
1988 Flag of the United States.svg Long Beach Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 44
Hans Nielsen (14)
Jan O. Pedersen (12)
Erik Gundersen (8)
Tommy Knudsen (8)
John Jørgensen (2)
Flag of the United States.svg United States 32
Sam Ermolenko (13)
Shawn Moran (8)
Lance King (6)
Kelly Moran (5)
Rick Miller (0)
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 22
Per Jonsson (9)
Jimmy Nilsen (5)
Tony Olsson (4)
Henrik Gustafsson (4)
Conny Ivarsson (0)
1989 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Bradford Flag of England.svg England 48
Jeremy Doncaster (13)
Kelvin Tatum (12)
Paul Thorp (12)
Simon Wigg (11)
Simon Cross (0)
Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 34
Hans Nielsen (11)
Gert Handberg (9)
John Jørgensen (7)
Brian Karger (7)
Erik Gundersen (0)
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 30
Mikael Blixt (10)
Per Jonsson (8)
Tony Olsson (7)
Erik Stenlund (5)
Jimmy Nilsen (0)
1990 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pardubice Flag of the United States.svg United States 37
Kelly Moran (12)
Sam Ermolenko (11)
Shawn Moran (10)
Billy Hamill (4)
Rick Miller (0)
Flag of England.svg England 34
Kelvin Tatum (11)
Jeremy Doncaster (8)
Simon Wigg (8)
Gary Havelock (5)
Marvyn Cox (2)
Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 30
Hans Nielsen (13)
Brian Karger (5)
John Jørgensen (4)
Tommy Knudsen (4)
Bo Petersen (4)
YearVenueWinners2nd place3rd place
1991 Flag of Denmark.svg Vojens Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 51
Jan O. Pedersen (15)
Hans Nielsen (14)
Tommy Knudsen (13)
Gert Handberg (8)
Brian Karger (1)
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 30
Per Jonsson (9)
Henrik Gustafsson (7)
Jimmy Nilsen (7)
Tony Rickardsson (7)
Peter Nahlin (dnr)
Flag of the United States.svg United States 28
Sam Ermolenko (9)
Billy Hamill (9)
Greg Hancock (6)
Rick Miller (4)
Ronnie Correy (0)
1992 Flag of Sweden.svg Kumla Flag of the United States.svg United States 39
Greg Hancock (11)
Sam Ermolenko (10)
Billy Hamill (10)
Ronnie Correy (5)
Bobby Ott (3)
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 33
Henrik Gustafsson (12)
Per Jonsson (11)
Tony Rickardsson (7)
Peter Nahlin (2)
Jimmy Nilsen (1)
Flag of England.svg England 31
Martin Dugard (12)
Gary Havelock (7)
Mark Loram (7)
Kelvin Tatum (3)
Joe Screen (2)
1993 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Coventry Flag of the United States.svg United States 40
Sam Ermolenko (13)
Billy Hamill (10)
Greg Hancock (9)
Josh Larsen (5)
Bobby Ott (3)
Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 38
Hans Nielsen (13)
Tommy Knudsen (12)
John Jørgensen (8)
Brian Karger (5)
Brian Andersen (dnr)
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 28
Tony Rickardsson (9)
Peter Karlsson (7)
Per Jonsson (6)
Henrik Gustafsson (6)
Peter Nahlin (dnr)
From 1994 the World Pairs Championship merged into the World Team Cup.
1994 Flag of Germany.svg Brokstedt Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 23
Tony Rickardsson (13)
Henrik Gustafsson (11)
Mikael Karlsson (–)
Flag of Poland.svg Poland 20
Tomasz Gollob (16)
Jacek Gollob (4)
Dariusz Śledź (0)
Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 17
Tommy Knudsen (12)
Hans Nielsen (5)
Jan Stæchmann (0)
1995 Flag of Poland.svg Bydgoszcz Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 28
Tommy Knudsen (15)
Hans Nielsen (13)
Brian Karger (0)
Flag of England.svg England 22
Mark Loram (11)
Chris Louis (11)
Steve Schofield (–)
Flag of the United States.svg United States 19
Sam Ermolenko (9)
Greg Hancock (8)
Billy Hamill (2)
1996 Flag of Germany.svg Diedenbergen Flag of Poland.svg Poland 27
Tomasz Gollob (15)
Sławomir Drabik (12)
Piotr Protasiewicz (0)
Flag of Russia.svg Russia 22
Rinat Mardanshin (13)
Oleg Kurguskin (5)
Sergey Darkin (4)
Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 21
Brian Andersen (16)
Jesper B. Jensen (4)
Nicki Pedersen (1)
1997 Flag of Poland.svg Piła Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 27
Hans Nielsen (14)
Tommy Knudsen (13)
Jesper B. Jensen (–)
Flag of Poland.svg Poland 25
Tomasz Gollob (13)
Piotr Protasiewicz (12)
Jacek Krzyżaniak (0)
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 21
Tony Rickardsson (17)
Jimmy Nilsen (3)
Peter Karlsson (1)
1998 Flag of Denmark.svg Vojens Flag of the United States.svg United States 28
Billy Hamill (16)
Greg Hancock (12)
Sam Ermolenko (–)
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 24
Jimmy Nilsen (13)
Peter Karlsson (6)
Tony Rickardsson (5)
Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 23
Hans Nielsen (10)
Brian Andersen (9)
Brian Karger (4)
From 1999 format reverted to four riders per team plus reserve.
1999 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pardubice Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia 51
Leigh Adams (14)
Jason Crump (13)
Ryan Sullivan (12)
Jason Lyons (10)
Todd Wiltshire (2)
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic 35
Aleš Dryml Jr. (10)
Bohumil Brhel (9)
Michal Makovský (8)
Antonín Kasper Jr. (8)
Antonín Šváb Jr. (0)
Flag of the United States.svg United States 29
Sam Ermolenko (16)
Greg Hancock (6)
Billy Hamill (6)
Josh Larsen (2)
Ronnie Correy (0)
2000 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Coventry Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 40
Tony Rickardsson (16)
Peter Karlsson (12)
Henrik Gustafsson (10)
Mikael Karlsson (2)
Niklas Klingberg (0)
Flag of England.svg England 40
Joe Screen (12)
Mark Loram (11)
Chris Louis (8)
Carl Stonehewer (5)
Martin Dugard (4)
Flag of the United States.svg United States 35
Sam Ermolenko (16)
Greg Hancock (6)
Billy Hamill (6)
Josh Larsen (2)
Ronnie Correy (0)

Medal classification

PosNational Team Gold medal icon.svg Silver medal icon.svg Bronze medal icon.svg Total
1.Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 114419
2.Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain/Flag of England.svg  England 912829
3.Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 88723
4.Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 55818
5.Flag of the United States.svg  United States 54716
6.Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 2--2
7.Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 1--1
8.Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union/Flag of Russia.svg  Russia -639
9.Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia/Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic -235
10.Flag of Germany.svg  Germany --22

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Motorcycle speedway Motorcycle sport

Motorcycle speedway, usually referred to as speedway, is a motorcycle sport involving four and sometimes up to six riders competing over four anti-clockwise laps of an oval circuit. The motorcycles are specialist machines which use only one gear and have no brakes; racing takes place on a flat oval track usually consisting of dirt, loosely packed shale, or crushed rock. Competitors use this surface to slide their machines sideways, powersliding or broadsiding into the bends. On the straight sections of the track the motorcycles reach speeds of up to 70 miles per hour (110 km/h).

The Speedway World Cup was an annual speedway event held each year in different countries. The first edition of the competition in the current format was held in 2001 and replaced the old World Team Cup which ran from 1960 until 2000. The last edition was in 2017. Since 2018, the World Cup has been replaced by the new Speedway of Nations, which effectively brings back the pairs format.

Hans Nielsen (speedway rider)

Hans Hollen Nielsen is a Danish former professional motorcycle speedway rider. He competed in the Speedway World Championships from 1977 to 1999. Nielsen is notable for winning four Speedway World Championship titles. During his career, he won a total of 22 World Championships, making him arguably the most successful speedway rider of all time. In 2012, Nielsen was named an FIM Legend for his motorcycling achievements.

Ole Olsen (speedway rider) Danish speedway rider

Ole Olsen is a Danish former professional motorcycle speedway rider.

The Speedway World Pairs Championship was an annual speedway (motorcycling) event held each year in different countries. The first competition was held in 1968 and the final competition was held in 1993. From 1994 it was merged with the World Team Cup to create the Speedway World Cup, which held its final edition in 2017.

The World Championship of Speedway is an international competition between the highest-ranked motorcycle speedway riders of the world, run under the auspices of the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM). The first official championships were held in 1936.

1960 Speedway World Team Cup was the first edition of the FIM Speedway World Team Cup to determine the team world champions. The final took place in Gothenburg, Sweden. The World Champion title was won by Sweden team who beat England, Czechoslovakia and Poland.

The 1970 Speedway World Team Cup was the 11th edition of the FIM Speedway World Team Cup to determine the team world champions.

The 1977 Speedway World Team Cup was the 18th edition of the FIM Speedway World Team Cup to determine the team world champions.

The 1968 Speedway World Team Cup was the ninth edition of the FIM Speedway World Team Cup to determine the team world champions.

The 1974 Speedway World Team Cup was the 15th edition of the FIM Speedway World Team Cup to determine the team world champions.

The 1980 Speedway World Team Cup was the 21st edition of the FIM Speedway World Team Cup to determine the team world champions.

The 1967 Speedway World Team Cup was the eighth edition of the FIM Speedway World Team Cup to determine the team world champions.

The 1972 Speedway World Team Cup was the 13th edition of the FIM Speedway World Team Cup to determine the team world champions.

1964 Speedway World Team Cup was the fifth edition of the FIM Speedway World Team Cup to determine the team world champions..

The 1969 Speedway World Team Cup was the tenth edition of the FIM Speedway World Team Cup to determine the team world champions.

The 1975 Speedway World Team Cup was the 16th edition of the FIM Speedway World Team Cup to determine the team world champions.

The 1979 Speedway World Team Cup was the 20th edition of the FIM Speedway World Team Cup to determine the team world champions.

The 1971 Speedway World Team Cup was the 12th edition of the FIM Speedway World Team Cup to determine the team world champions.

The 1976 Speedway World Team Cup was the 17th edition of the FIM Speedway World Team Cup to determine the team world champions.

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