The choice to pull out the occasion was made during the most recent IIHF Council meeting hung on Tuesday, 26 April in Zurich, Switzerland. The competition was planned to occur in St. Petersburg, Russia from 5 to 21 May 2023.
IIHF to move 2023 IIHF World Championship From Russia
Out of worry for the security and prosperity of every partaking player, authorities, media, and fans, the IIHF Council has chosen to pull out the facilitating privileges of the 2023 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship from Russia, as per IIHF Bylaw 9.
An elective host for the World Championship will be affirmed during the 2022 IIHF Annual Congress in Tampere, Finland, which will occur during the last seven day stretch of the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.
The choice to migrate the occasion was removed principally from worry for the wellbeing and prosperity of every single taking an interest player, authorities, media, and fans.
2023 IIHF World Junior Championship
Just like with Council’s previous choice to pull out the 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship that should have been held in Omsk and Novosibirsk, Russia, the Council communicated critical worries over the protected opportunity of development of players and authorities to, from, and inside Russia.
The IIHF Council focused on this choice for the April meeting, to guarantee an option facilitating choice and give the new host sufficient opportunity to make arrangements.