It is expected that the 2021 hockey championship will be hosted by Riga and Minsk, but taking into account the political situation in Belarus, its course in this country is endangered.
Tretyak, who is also a member of the IIHF, was asked in a conversation with TASS about the possible transfer of the championship from Belarus to another country.
“I will be able to answer this question after September 17. As Rene Fegel said [IIHF prezidents], who was in Moscow – we are waiting for a letter from the Prime Minister of Latvia. Official letter. If that comes, we will discuss the issue at a council meeting, “the former goalkeeper explained.
However, Tretyak believes that Belarus could retain the right to host the championship: “As Fegel said earlier, no changes are planned yet. There are no applications either. Belarus hosted a great world championship in 2014. I have no doubt that they will be able to ensure safety and order and tournament at the highest level. “
Viesturs Koziols, Secretary General of the Latvian Hockey Federation (LHF) in a conversation with TVNET explainedthat Latvia is considering the possibility of holding the upcoming hockey championship alone.
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