Ice Hockey: World Women’s Hockey Championship rescheduled from August 20 to 31
The International Federation has postponed several times since last year due to the Kovid-19, the ice-hockey world championships in the country announced on Friday, to be held in Canada but has been rescheduled from August 20 to 31.
Originally scheduled for 2020 in the cities of Halifax and True, Nova Scotia, the competition was first postponed until April 2021, then the second time from May 6 to 16. But authorities in this eastern Canadian province were forced to cancel it due to a health crisis.
“Players, teams, Canadian and international associations are placed in a difficult position as a result of this latest abrupt cancellation,” said IIHF President Rene Fussell.
He said, “But there is no excuse to do this tournament on a half-baked scale. We needed a variety of dates that could suit the teams as well as full media coverage as well as an opportunity for the spectators.” Able. “He added.
Mr Fussell pointed out that some teams wanted the event to be held instead of September, but the August slot was chosen because four teams – Denmark, Germany, Hungary and the Czech Republic – will have to participate in the qualifying tournament for the Beijing Olympics in November (4 -20 February, 2022).
“We have taken an important first step to find the optimal dates for organizing this event and we will now take the next step by choosing a suitable venue”, René Fussell said that a new host country should be chosen. Week “. Canada, the leading country of ice hockey, has ten world titles to its name, but has not received the crown since 2012. The United States has won the last five world crowns and the last Olympic title.
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