Alexander Lukashenko: Christmas Ice Hockey Tournament helped Belarus to become host of the 2021 IIHF World Championship

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Alexander Lukashenko: Christmas Ice Hockey Tournament helped Belarus to become host of the 2021 IIHF World Championship

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Belarus is hosting one of the most important ice hockey tournaments of the year – the 2018 Christmas Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament.

During the opening ceremony of the 14th Christmas Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament spoke about another important ice hockey event Belarus is going to host together with Latvia in 2021.

SEE: Belarus and Latvia to host 2021 IIHF World Championship

Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus:
Not so long ago Belarus was feeling happy with the decision made by the International Ice Hockey Federation, that the 2021 World Ice Hockey Championship will be held in Belarus. It would be impossible without those, in a good sense without official, sports functionaries, who came here to Minsk, to the Christmas Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament.

The President also noted that Belarus managed to do something impossible, the country has been given another chance to hold the World Ice Hockey Championship. Belarus and Latvia will be hosting the World Ice Hockey Championship in 2021.

Minsk and Riga were chosen as host on May 19 in Cologne at an annual congress of the International Ice Hockey Federation.

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Players gearing up for 2018 Christmas ice hockey tournament in Minsk
Participants of 2018 Christmas Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament visit children’s home No. 5

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