Athletistic/Hockey. Canadian journalist and TSN hockey commentator Gord Miller has shared information on the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) preliminary schedule that Russia is to host the World Youth Championship in 2032. However, under current conditions, this has become almost impossible.
“Just to clarify: this preliminary list of countries that will host the World Junior Championships in the coming years was established in 2018. Currently, Russia and Belarus are banned from participating in IIHF tournaments and from host events on their territory due to the current world, therefore it is currently unlikely that Russia will be allowed to host a Junior World Championship in 2032,” Miller wrote.
Moreover, most of the national federations present at the IIHF congress believe that there will be a significant period of time before Russia and Belarus are taken over, whatever the development and the end of the situation in Ukraine.
Recall that at the end of February 2022, the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) temporarily suspended the national teams of Russia and Belarus from participating in international competitions under the auspices of the IIHF. Moreover, Russia was deprived of the right to host the world junior and adult championships in 2023.
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