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2020 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MEN GROUP A

The tournament “2020 World Championship Men Group A” was postponed due to the Covid19 pandemic. The tournament will instead be played October 11-17, 2021.
The venue is Irkutsk.

Visiting teams are Sweden, Finland, Kazakhstan, Norway, USA, Germany and Estonia.


ANTI COVID PROTOCOL
Before,  during and after the torunament!


Ice Palace Baikal


The last World Championship was held in Vänersborg, Sweden in 2019.


THIS IS IRKUTSK

Lake Baikal

Irkutsk is one of the largest cities in Siberia, located on the Baikal Lake shore in southern Siberia. Baikal Lake is the largest lake in the world by volume, and the deepest lake in the world with a maximum depth of 1 642 m. Irkutsk is a significant military city and seat of the Archbishop of the Orthodox Church. The city is 5 185 km by rail from Moscow.

Irkutsk grew up around settlements established in 1653 by Ivan Pochabov for the collection of taxes from the locals. In 1760, the first road link was established between Moscow and Irkutsk, which contributed to rapid economic development. Trade with China increased.

620 099 people live in Irkutsk. In addition to the newly built indoor arena Irkutsk also has a large outdoor arena. Trud Stadium has a capacity for audiences of 16 500 spectators. 

Irkutsk is home town for Superleague team Baikal Energy.

Tournament news

Anti covid protocol for World Championship in Irkutsk!

21.7.2021

The Organizing Committee of the Irkutsk World Championships October 11-17 has developed a comprehensive Anti Covid Protocol for the tournament. The document is published here on the FIB Website so that everyone with an interest in the tournament can take […]

President Putin to Irkutsk!

20.7.2021

The President of the host country, Vladimir Putin, will attend the World Championships in Irkutsk! It has been announced to the organizers in Irkutsk and of course gives the tournament special attention that the President chooses to attend in Irkutsk. […]

World Championship 2020 canceled!

16.9.2020

The Federation of International Bandy regretfully announces that the 2020 Men’s Bandy Championship Group A in Irkutsk, Russia, is canceled due to the Covid19 pandemic! The Championship was scheduled to take place at the Baikal Ice Palace October 5-11 this […]

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN OCTOBER!

4.6.2020

The Federation of International Bandy has now decided to hold this year’s World Championship for the 8 best bandy nations in the World in Irkutsk, Russia, October 5-11. The tournament was postponed this spring due to the corona pandemic but […]

Approvals for World Cup men and World Championship 2022!

12.3.2020

FIB Technical Committee has approved that the World Cup for men’s club teams will be played in Russia this coming season. As a way to further develop the tournament, it will be played alternately in Russia and Sweden every two […]

World Championship moves to October!

11.3.2020

FIB has today, March 11, decided to move the World Championship Group A, which would have been played in Irkutsk, Russia March 29-April 5. Instead, the tournament will be played in October this year at the same venue, the newly […]

FIB President on the development on bandy!

2.3.2020

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 […]

Putin sent greetings to all participants and guests in Irkutsk!

2.3.2020

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a greeting to the participants and guests of the World Championships in Bandy! (As you know, in Russia the sport is called ball hockey)   “Dear friends! I greet you and congratulate you on the […]

THE ICE PALACE BAIKAL ALMOST READY!

26.2.2020

All the work with building the new Bandy Palace in Irkutsk is being carried out on schedule , there are no critical lags. Installation of sports lighting, multimedia systems is nearing completion and in the near future, builders will be […]

FIB ANNUAL CONGRESS 2020

16.2.2020

TO FIB MEMBER NATIONAL FEDERATIONS Federation of lnternational Bandy will have it’s Annual Congress during World Championship for Men, A-group, in lrkutsk, Russia. World Championship for Men, A-Group, will be held during March 29 – April 05, 2020. The Annual […]

TIME TO APPLY FOR ACCREDITATION!

12.2.2020

Journalists and photographers who wants to cover the World Championships for Men in Irkutsk has to apply for accreditation. You can do that via this link to the organizers in Irkutsk. NOTE – Apply for accreditations for Group B are […]

Game schedules ready for WCS Men

1.2.2020

Now the game schedules are ready for the World Championships for Men group A and B. Group B plays in different arenas in the Irkutsk region March 1-6. Group A plays in the new “Ice Palace Baikal” in Irkutsk March […]

“ICE PALACE BAIKAL” IS GROWING!

17.10.2019

Ice Palace Baikal is growing to be ready for the World Championship in bandy 2020 and the decision of the Group A. The tournament will be arranged in the Ice Palace from March 29 to April 5. For the first […]

Follow arena construction in Irkutsk live!

22.7.2019

The construction of the new indoor arena in Irkutsk, Russia, is proceeding according to plan. The World Championship 2020 will be settled here March 29 – April 5 and according to the plan, the arena will be ready in time. […]

The Arena Baikal construction on schedule!

30.5.2019

In March 2020 the World Championships Men will take place in the new “Arena Baikal”. The installation of the load-bearing wooden arches is planned to be completed in the end of August. There will be 12 arches mounted.  Now the constructor is […]

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An impressive Anti Covid Protocol based on the safety of the participants has been presented by the organizers of World Championships in Irkutsk October 11-17.

For example all participants, coaches, officials, media representatives, referees and audience must be fully vaccinated and carry vaccination certificates to be able to enter any facility.

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President Putin to Irkutsk!
The President of the host country, Vladimir Putin, will attend the Bandy World Championships in Irkutsk October 11-17.
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GREAT BRITAIN AIMS AT STOCKHOLM!
British womens bandy are back on track after inventing the sport in the 19th century. Now the British Bandy Federation is working to get sponsors to be able to participate in 2022 Women's World Championships in Sweden.
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THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR MEN WILL BE HELD AS PLANNED!

The Federation of International Bandy, FIB, today confirms that the two World Championship tournaments in Irkutsk and Syktyvkar next season will be carried out as planned. The World Anti-Doping Agency, WADA, has given its approval that the tournaments may be decided as exceptions to the current CAS-decision of sanctions

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