FIB President on the development on bandy!
Boris Skrynnik, FIB President
The Federation of International Bandy is in a very active and exciting period. We recently experienced Women’s World Championships in Oslo. Right now the World Championship Group B for men is in progress, the play offs in the national leagues have started and soon the World Championship Group A is played with the World’s best bandy teams in Irkutsk in Russia.
What could be more relevant than asking FIB President, Mr. Boris Skrynnik, how he views the development of FIB and the sport of bandy in the world.
Read the full interview here!
SWEDEN DEFENDED THE GOLD IN OSLO!
Sweden won the final of the Women’s World Championship in Oslo today, Sunday, February 22.
It was Sweden’s ninth gold and the victory 3-1 after 1-0 at halftime. Russia had to settle for the silver medal in this tournament. Norway took the bronze by a 6-1 victory against Finland in the match for the third prize.
The goal scorers in the gold final:
1-0 (7) Matilda Plan, assist Emma Ahlander
2-0 (47) Matilda Plan, assist Malin Persson
2-1 (56) Diana Lipanova
3-1 (66) Emma Ahlander, penalty stroke
Sweden to final in Oslo!
Sweden, as expected, became Russia’s opponent in the final of the women’s World Championship. Finland did not become a tough opponent in the wind in Oslo. Now it will be the big favorites Sweden and Russia that meet in the final. When the teams met in the Round robin, Sweden won by 3-2. Now the home team Norway meet Finland in the bronze medal match. Both games will be played Saturday, October 22.
Sweden will fight to defend the gold medal from last Womens World Championship in China 2018. Of course, Russia is playing to push Sweden down from the Womens bandy throne.
More info here!
The goals in the semi final Sweden-Finland:
1-0 (21) Ida Friman
2-0 (29) Sanna Gustafsson
3-0 (31) Emma Ahlander, assist Anna Fosselius
4-0 (36) Matilda Plan
5-0 (46) Matilda Plan
5-1 (58) Nerissa Sorsa, assist Marisa Klemola
6-1 (72) Tilda Ström,
7-1 (74) Linnéa Larsson
8-1 (79) Matilda Plan
9-1 (87) Tilda Ström
Russia first team to final in Women WCS in Oslo!
Russia became the first team to final in Women’s World Championship in Oslo. Russia beat Norway in the first semi final on Friday. The victory was 4-0 and there was never any doubt as which team would go to the final. Norway is now allowed to play the bronze medal game. The second semi final will be played between Sweden and Finland on Friday at 14:00 (UTC+1).
The goals in the first semi final:
1-0 (20) Kristina Mashinskaya, penalty stroke
2-0 (25) Galina Mikhailova, assist Kristina Mashinskaya
3-0 (51) Tatyana Gurinchik, assist Kristina Mashinskaya
4-0 (85) Tatyana Gurinchik, assist, Natalia Alferova
Sweden unbeaten before semi finals in WCS!
The World Championships for Women in Oslo, Norway, is now ready for play offs and semi finals. Sweden won Group A after four victories and Russia came on second place. To the semi finals also Norway and Finland. USA had the chance to take Finland’s place in the last game where USA also had the lead, but Finland came back and won.
The semi finals will be played on Friday. Russia-Norway at 11:00 and Sweden-Finland at 14.00. Japan won Group B and meet USA in fifth place game at 11:00. All times are local UTC +1.
China withdraws from both World Championships!
China’s Bandy Federation has now announced that both the Chinese teams, men and women, will withdraw from the Bandy World Championships. The Chinese teams would have played in the World Championships in Oslo for women, February 19-22, and for men in Irkutsk March 1-6. The Chinese Bandy Federation has made the decision due to the corona virus outbreak in China and China’s consideration of other participating teams in both tournaments.
GAME SCHEDULE READY FOR WCS WOMEN!
The games schedule for this championship is now ready. As much as 9 participating teams will play in the World Championship for women!
The Norwegian Bandy Federation aims to create a new level of the women’s championship at this event, which opens the mark of the Norwegian Bandy Association’s 100th anniversary in 2020. The goal is to reach the “master’s level” in terms of visibility, as well as having the opportunity to influence the international bandy environment to take the women bandy really seriously for the joint development of “the world’s fastest team sport”.
RECORD NUMBER OF TEAMS IN WOMENS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS!
Sweden reigning Champion!
A record number of teams will participate in the 2020 Women’s Bandy World Championships in Oslo. Nine teams will play in this tournament. The Norwegian Bandy Federation have set the aim of hosting the best edition of the Women’s World Championship to date. With the entire 9 teams, this can absolutely be realized. A budget of NOK 2.3 million (£196,000/$256,000/€230,000) has been given to the event to support the ambition. The Opening Ceremony will take place on February 18 and then the matches will be played February 19-22. Sweden will head into the tournament as the defending champions and favourites to claim victory. Sweden have won eight of the nine Women’s World Championship titles, with Russia won one gold in 2014. The two teams have met in every gold medal contested at the tournament to date.
Participating teams are Russia, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Switzerland, USA, China, Estonia and Japan. It is the first appearance for Japan at the World Championships. The gold and bronze medal matches will take place at Frogner Stadium on February 22. Most of the games will be broadcasted live from Oslo. .
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!
The place for the Opening Ceremony – Spikersuppa, Oslo. Photo: VisitOslo AS
Ministry of Culture supports female bandy!
The Ministry of Culture and Gender Equality in Norway grants NOK 750 000 (Euro 78 000) in funding to the Norwegian Bandy Federation to support the World Championship for women in 2020.
Trine Kei Grande – Minister of Culture and Gender Equality
– The Bandy Federation deserves praise for the fact that they will raise the status of women’s bandy by taking the responsibility for the World Championships in 2020. This initiative will raise the championship so that it will be as good as the tournament for men. It is precisely such initiatives that we wish to support through the new grant scheme for championships, says Minister of Culture and Gender Equality Trine Skei Grande.
– Bandy is a good example of a sport that is not very visible. It is a relatively small sport in Norway and also a sport where conditions should be better suited for female practitioners. It is rather not easy for small sports to earn sponsorship income. We know that women practitioners exercise to a greater extent than men experience challenges when they invest in a sports career. With less sponsorship income, and prize money, the financial uncertainty is greater. This means that many people have to work or study and get less time to train – and perhaps they finish their career earlier. An international event will contribute to breaking this circle, says the Minister of Culture and Gender Equality.
The Norwegian Bandy Federation is entirely dependent on public support to implement a World Championship for women. An international championship in Norway will provide good publicity and contribute to more girls being recruited to the bandysport.
The Ministry has allocated NOK 20 million (Euro 2,1 million) for sports purposes for a trial scheme to encourage applicants who have not arranged international championships or have not arranged championships for very long. The Ministry demands an open application process, realistic budgeting and an anti-doping work in accordance with WADA’s regulations.