MOSCOW, May 24 (Xinhua) -- International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) announced on Friday the Russian city of St. Petersburg has won the right to host the 2023 World Ice Hockey Championship.
Marielle Maree Dijkema #19 of Netherlands in action during 2019 World Women's Ice Hockey Championship Class A Group B between Latvia and Netherlands at Shougang Ice Hockey Arena on April 10, 2019 in Beijing, China. (File Photo: VCG)
It was reported that Russia will build a world's largest hockey arena with a capacity of more than 22,000 seats in central St. Petersburg for the event.
The Russian men's team won gold at the Pyeongchang Games in 2018, ending a 16-year medal drought.
In addition, the IIHF said that the 2024 World Championship will be held in the Czech Republic.