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2016 IIHF World Championship

2016 IIHF World Championship
Tournament details
Host country  Russia
Dates April 29 – May 15[1]
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
2015
2017

The 2016 IIHF World Championship will be hosted by Russia, after the other two bids were withdrawn.[1]

Bids

There were three official bids to host these championships. The decision on who hosts the tournament was decided during the final weekend of the 2011 IIHF World Championship in Bratislava, Slovakia.[2]

Denmark has never hosted these championships. The tournament was proposed to run from May 6–22, 2016 in Parken Stadium (Copenhagen, 15,000 seats) and Jyske Bank Boxen (Herning, 12,000 seats).[2]
Russia was the only bidder to ever have hosted these championships, with the most recent being in 2007. The tournament was proposed to run from April 29 – May 15, 2016 in Megasport Arena (Moscow, 13,577 seats) and Ice Palace (Saint Petersburg, 12,300 seats).[2]
Ukraine, like Denmark, has never hosted these championships. The tournament was proposed to run from May 6–22, 2016 in Palace of Sports (Kiev, 7,000 seats) and a new 12,000 seat arena to be built by 2015 in Kiev.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b IIHF: 2016 Worlds go to Russia
  2. ^ a b c d Three bids for 2016
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