Men’s ice hockey world championship, which was to be held in the Swiss cities of Zurich and Lausanne, cancelled due to the pandemic coronavirus infection, reported on the official website of the International ice hockey Federation (IIHF)
the Press service of the President of Russia
Men’s ice hockey world championship, which was to be held in the Swiss cities of Zurich and Lausanne, cancelled due to the pandemic coronavirus infection the official website of the International ice hockey Federation (IIHF).
the Tournament was to be held from 8 to may 24. Opportunities to move the event to another country. The issue of moving the competition to another year will be discussed at the IIHF Congress.
“This is a harsh reality for international hockey family, but we have to put up with it. Coronavirus is a global problem, requiring substantial effort on the part of state bodies. We must do everything possible to support this fight. We need to leave the sport in the background and support state bodies and the international hockey family,” said IIHF President Rene Fasel.
The 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, it has been confirmed today by the IIHF Council. Story: https://t.co/N3rr4RucLT pic.twitter.com/uBQ9Uf8PVL
— IIHF (@IIHFHockey) March 21, 2020
the Tournament has been held since 1920, the defending champion is team Finland, the Russians had won the world championship five times, 22 times, won the national team of the USSR.