RECORD NUMBER OF TEAMS IN WOMENS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS!
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. .