RIGA - The 2021 Ice Hockey World Championship will be held without spectators and will be epidemiologically safe, said Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) in an interview with commercial TV3 television today.
Karins welcomed the decision to confirm Latvia as the host of the championship.
"It will be a championship without spectators, epidemiologically safe, it will be held in a bubble, where players are completely separated from the society," the prime minister said, adding that the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) already has such an experience, organizing youth championship in Canada.
The Education and Science Ministry and the Latvian Ice-Hockey Federation are working on details. Karins said that the bulk of the expenses for organizing the championship will be covered by IIHF.
As reported, the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Council has voted to confirm Riga as the sole host for the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.