Preparation for WCS Women in Norway in full swing!
The Norwegian Bandy Federation will host the 2020 Women’s World Championship. The total budget for the championship is estimated at just over NOK 2.3 million. A big leap for Norwegian bandy and the Norwegian Bandy Federation. In addition, the necessary voluntary effort will come from all parts of the bandy family with matches in three arenas over four days. In total, over 20 World Championship matches will be held before the Federation of International Bandy (FIB) medals will be awarded. The championship takes place on February 19-22, during the Oslo winter holidays. The World Championship administration in Norway want to make the 2020 Women’s World Championship the best championship ever.
A total of 9 nations will participate. The Championship will be played in Oslo on the Bergbanen, Voldsløkka and Frogner stadium from Wednesday 19th to Saturday 22nd of February. The official opening of the championship will take place in downtown Oslo, in Spikersuppa on the night of Tuesday the 18th. Oslo Mayor Marianne Borgen has invited all the teams to a reception in Oslo City Hall after the opening ceremony.
The group stage games will be played on Wednesday and Thursday at Bergbanen and Voldsløkka. Placement matches and the semi-finals will be played on Friday, February 21. The World Championship final and the bronze final will be played at Frogner Stadium on Saturday, February 22. The vast majority of nations will appear in live-TV broadcasts from Oslo. Both the semifinals and finals will be broadcasted, however, the televising medium is still to be confirmed.
There has never before been as many as nine nations in the women’s World Championship. Sweden is the reigning champion from China 2018. Russia will surely aim to win. Furthermore, Finland, Norway. China, Switzerland, USA, Estonia and the newcomer Japan are participating.
Bandy is growing internationally!