Originally posted on Buzz On Broad  |  Last updated 12/19/11

Former Flyer Peter Forsberg has reportedly said that his 2006 Swedish team tanked in the 2006 Winter Olympics.

The documentary is set to air on Swedish TV, and Forsberg apparently says that the team took it easy against Slovakia in order to have an easier path to the gold medal game.

[Via Medal Detector]

The Swedish article says Forsberg believes his team was just taking advantage of the system. If that's how Forsberg felt, he wouldn't be the first person to encourage tanking to help his team. Plus, Sweden still had to win three straight games to win the gold medal like any other team, and they did. They earned the gold medal no matter how you look at it.

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