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15 October 2020, 09:24

IIHF's intention to hold 2021 World Championship in Minsk, Riga emphasized

MINSK, 15 October (BelTA) – Chairman of the Belarusian Ice Hockey Federation Dmitry Baskov held a ZOOM conference with President of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Rene Fasel on 14 October, BelTA learned from the website of the Belarusian Ice Hockey Federation.

The parties discussed preparations for the IIHF World Championship which is due to take place in Minsk and Riga on 21 May – 6 June 2021 and also the situation with other IIHF tournaments scheduled for the ongoing season.

“We had a rather constructive conversation with the IIHF head. Rene Fasel once again stressed the intention of the International Ice Hockey Federation to hold the World Championship in Minsk and Riga,” said Dmitry Baskov.

The parties touched upon the issues related to the possible need of introducing epidemiological measures for participants and guests of the tournament due to the worsening situation with the COVID-19 in Europe. “In any case, we are ready for any format of the World Championship and continue to prepare for it together with our Latvian partners,” added the chairman of the Belarusian Ice Hockey Federation.

Dmitry Baskov invited Rene Fasel to Minsk to assess the readiness of the Belarusian capital for the forthcoming forum.

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