"The worst team in international sport?"

Source: http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/

“Bulgaria were beaten 82-0 by Slovakia in a women’s ice hockey qualifier for the 2010 Winter Olympics.”

Bulgaria conceded a goal every 44 seconds in the Latvian town of Liepaja. They trailed 7-0 after five minutes, 19-0 after ten and 31-0 after one period.

In their previous matches, they had lost 30-1 to Croatia and 41-0 to Italy.

Bulgaria has a population of 7.4 million but only three indoor ice rinks and 37 registered female players.

SOME OF THE BIGGEST DEFEATS IN SPORTING HISTORY:

Football: Bon Accord suffered the worst defeat in any British senior match, losing 36-0 to Arbroath on September 12, 1885 in a first round match of the Scottish Cup. Thirteen goals were scored by centre-forward John Petrie.

Football: The highest international football scoreline is Australia’s 31-0 win over American Samoa in 2001 with a record 13 goals for Aussie striker Archie Thompson.

Cricket: England beat Australia by an innings and 579 runs at The Oval in August 1938. The home side posted an innings of 903-7 declared before a Bradman-less Australia were all out for 201 and just 123.

Rugby Union: Australia scored 22 tries in their game versus Namibia at the 2003 World Cup, winning 142-0.

American Football: The record score is the 220-0 pasting given to college side Cumberland by Georgia Tech in 1916.

Baseball: Japanese high school Kawamoto Technical School side forfeited a game versus Shusukan when trailing 66-0 after just two innings.

I’d still bet on Kawamoto Technical School versus the KC Royals.

82-0? Now we know what Olaf Kolzig is up to this summer.

I also want to know how a team gives up 30 goals in ice hockey and still scores 1. What, were the Croatians laughing so hard that the Bulgarians snuck one in?