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News of the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Minsk and Riga

23 Mar 2020
Fasel: 2021 IIHF World Championship may be postponed Fasel: 2021 IIHF World Championship may be postponed
"It is early to speak about the world championship which is to be hosted by Minsk and Riga. We need to track the situation. All further decisions will be taken by the IIHF Council"...
24 Feb 2020
Opinion: Spiky the Hedgehog will be loved by all fans Opinion: Spiky the Hedgehog will be loved by all fans
"A hedgehog fits well the spirit of Belarusian and Latvian teams as they are known for their uncompromising attitude and readiness to fight till the final buzzer"...
24 Feb 2020
Spiky the Hedgehog named 2021 IIHF World Championship mascot Spiky the Hedgehog named 2021 IIHF World Championship mascot
More than 100 works of Belarus and Latvia representatives were submitted for the contest...
20 Feb 2020
Ambassador: Japanese fans show interest in 2021 IIHF World Championship in Belarus Ambassador: Japanese fans show interest in 2021 IIHF World Championship in Belarus
According to him, the number of Belarusian visitors to Japan has risen by 70%. Since the visa-free travel program was launched, the number of Japanese coming to Belarus has also increased...
13 Feb 2020
Khrushch voted 2021 IIHF World Championship mascot in Belarus Khrushch voted 2021 IIHF World Championship mascot in Belarus
The Latvian audience picked up Hedgehog...
28 Jan 2020
Opinion: 2021 IIHF World Championship will be a test for Belarus’ customs service Opinion: 2021 IIHF World Championship will be a test for Belarus’ customs service
“We gained necessary experience during the 2nd European Games. I am sure there will be nothing unexpected for us. Perhaps, it will be only the volume of paperwork. We will know more about it ahead of the competitions. I am confident we will be ready for it, too”...
16 Jan 2020
Latvia to facilitate border crossing during 2021 IIHF WC Latvia to facilitate border crossing during 2021 IIHF WC
“Latvia is part of the Schengen area, so we cannot make any decisions on our own that are at odds with the system. As for building up the capacities at checkpoints, we are already working on this to ensure we can accommodate any number of applications, and to make the process as smooth as possible within the Schengen area”...
16 Jan 2020
PM: Belarus, Latvia will strengthen relations as they co-host IIHF WC PM: Belarus, Latvia will strengthen relations as they co-host IIHF WC
He noted that Belarus is very serious about hosting the 2021 IIHF World Championship. This issue is under the constant control of the head of state...
10 Jan 2020
Belarus’ visa-free travel program to cover 2021 IIHF World Championship participants, guests Belarus’ visa-free travel program to cover 2021 IIHF World Championship participants, guests
The decree allows participants, organizers of the competitions, and foreign tourists to enter Belarus without visas. Accredited personnel will be able to use the mass transit system for free. Zero road toll is part of the package. The document also addresses the medical services participants and guests of the competitions may need, the use of state property, and the placement of public service advertisements...
14 Dec 2019
Belarus mulls 2021 IIHF WC promotional event at exhibitions in United States, Finland Belarus mulls 2021 IIHF WC promotional event at exhibitions in United States, Finland
“2020 will be a year of preparations to host the 2021 IIHF World Championship. As for marketing events, the focus will be made on the countries where ice hockey is popular. These will be Eastern and Northern Europe, North America”...
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