Updated at 18:07,08-09-2017

Minsk and Riga file joint bid for World Ice Hockey Championship

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Minsk and Riga file joint bid for World Ice Hockey Championship
The Championship will take place in 2021.

The decision to file a joint bid with Latvia to host the World Hockey Championship was taken after the meeting of the Latvian delegation with Alyaksandr Lukashenka.

This was reported by the Vice-President of the NOC of Belarus Maksim Ryzhenkou.

Both countries have already held world championships in the past. There was a hockey forum in Latvia in 2006. The final match was held at the Arena-Riga (seats 10,200 spectators). Belarus hosted the World Cup in 2014, the final match took place in the Minsk-Arena (15,086).

Apart from the joint Belarusian-Latvian bid, there is also one from Finland.