I do not see any way in which we could hold Ice Hockey WC with spectators - PM

  • 2021-04-28
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) told TV3 this morning that he does not see any way in which this year's Ice Hockey World Championships could be organized with spectators.

Karins reminded that unfortunately,  the epidemiological situation in the country in regards to Covid-19 is worsening.

''It is better to give a clear answer right now, so that people do not get their hopes up,'' he added.

As reported, the tournament's organizing committee is gathering for a meeting today.

It was previously reported by Latvian media that the organizers of the tournament were hoping to allow some spectators to attend the tournament's matches - allowing 2,660 spectators at matches in Arena Riga, and 1,058 spectators at matches in the Olympic Sports Center.

The 2021 Ice Hockey World Championships will kick-off in Riga on May 21.