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12 May 2021, 19:57

IIHF World Championship medals unveiled

Photo courtesy of the Twitter account IIHFHockey
Photo courtesy of the Twitter account IIHFHockey

MINSK, 12 May (BelTA) - The Organizing Committee of the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Riga unveiled the gold, silver and bronze medals which will be awarded to the winner and prize-winners of the tournament, BelTA learned from the official website of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).

The medals feature the official logo of the championship . The theme of the logo continues around the perimeter of the medal. Diameter is 10cm, weight is over 400g. The medals have been designed by Latvia and minted in Norway.

“We wanted to use a strong and clear hockey symbol in the medal design and we are very satisfied with the result. We have also not forgotten about the national symbol of Latvia, the host country, and it will be presented in the ribbons," said Edgars Buncis, the head of the organizing committee. "The medal ceremony and receiving the trophy is one of the most emotional moments at every sport tournament. After 64 games, we will find out which national teams will bring these medals home."

Team Belarus will play in Group A with the teams of Russia, Sweden, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Slovakia, Denmark and Great Britain at the World Championship.

The IIHF World Championship will be held in the Latvian capital from 21 May to 6 June.

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