Today it was announced that the World Hockey Championship 2016 will take place in Russia.
It officially declared by president of the International Ice Hockey Federation, Rene Fasel. The right to host the championship claimed also Ukraine and Denmark, but they withdrew their candidatures. At declaring solutions attended Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who arrived especially for this to Bratislava.
Supposed to that the game world championship will be held from April 29 to May 15, 2016 in Moscow and St. Petersburg. The final match will be held in Moscow in the arena Megasport. All necessary sports facilities for the Games already exist. In St. Petersburg is the "Ice Palace" in Moscow Sports Palace Megasport. In Moscow and St. Petersburg there are enough places in the hotels, there is an opportunity to explore the attractions between the two cities there is a convenient rail link.
In recent years, Russia became the venue for major sporting events. In 2011, there was the World Cup of Figure Skating at 2014 will be held the Winter Olympics in Sochi, and to 2018 - FIFA World Cup.