RIGA - In a discussion with LETA, the president of the Latvian Ice Hockey Federation (LHF) Kirovs Lipmans said that Latvia will sign a cooperation agreement with Denmark on the organization of the 2017 Ice Hockey World Championships by the end of the week.
“When the agreement is drawn up, we will send it out as soon as possible to sign,” Lipmans said, adding that everything should be finalized by the end of the week.
Lipmans admitted that some details remain, but that these will be solved after next year's International Ice Hockey Federation's (IIHF) congress, where the organizer of the 2017 tournament will be selected.
“We have not agreed on which country will host the semifinals and finals. We will make an agreement after the IIHF decision,” the LHF president said.
“I believe we have a 70 percent chance of winning the bid,” Lipmans added.
Franceand Germany have also submitted a joint bid to organize the 2017 Ice Hockey World Championships.