Media: Hungary withdraws its application to host Ice Hockey World Cup due to possible participation of Russia
MOSCOW, May 23 – RIA Novosti. Journalist Gord Miller said on Twitter that the Hungarian Ice Hockey Federation has withdrawn its application to host the 2023 Ice Hockey World Championship in partnership with Slovenia due to a possible ban on the participation of the Russian and Belarus national teams in the tournament.
In early May, the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) announced that Hungary and Slovenia were originally from St. announced that they have submitted a joint bid to host the 2023 World Championship, which is expected to be held in St. Petersburg. It was assumed that the matches of the world championship will be held in the new arena MVM Dome, designed for 19 thousand spectators in Budapest, and Arena Stozice with a capacity of 10.5 thousand in Ljubljana.
In February, the board of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) suspended the national teams of Russia and Belarus from international competitions indefinitely. Teams are missing the 2022 World Cup to be held in Finland.
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