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17 May 2013

Vorsin: All 2014 IIHF WC participants will make themselves at home in Belarus

Vorsin: All 2014 IIHF WC participants will make themselves at home in Belarus

MINSK, 17 May (BelTA) – Preparations for the future World Championships have been discussed at a congress under that aegis of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) that is being held in Stockholm, Sweden, BelTA learnt from Piotr Ryabukhin, manager of the Directorate for the 2014 World Championship.

A report on Belarus’ preparation for the 2014 IIHF World Championship was presented by Chairman of the Belarusian Ice Hockey Federation, head of the Directorate for the 2014 IIHF World Championship Yevgeny Vorsin. The 15-minute presentation focused on key aspects of Belarus’ preparation for the major ice hockey tournament as well as the measures aimed at successful hosting of the event.

Yevgeny Vorsin noted that the country is looking forward to hosting the competition: “Belarus and the Belarusians are ready to show the world that we are a hospitable country where ice hockey is one of the major sports. All participants of the forthcoming feast will make themselves at home in Belarus.”

Yevgeny Vorsin familiarized the congress participants with the 2014 IIHF World Championship mascot, a bison whose name is Volat. The audience welcomed the name with the applause. The report by the Belarusian side did not trigger any questions.

President of the IIHF Rene Fasel summarized the presentation by underscoring that the ice hockey community has positive expectations from the year 2014. He also said that the IIHF delegation is getting prepared for the visit to Minsk.

 

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