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World Championship 2020 for the 8 best bandy nations in the World was cancelled due to the Covid19 pandemic.
The tournament will instead be played in Irkutsk, Russia, in October 2021. Read more on “Tournaments 2021-2022”.
Russia is the reigning champion after the final win against Sweden in Vänersborg, Sweden in 2019. Then the final went to sudden death and Russia won 6-5 after goal by Almaz Mirgazov.
ICE PALACE BAIKAL
Here you can see a Russian film about the arena.
Under the arena there is a big parking garage for several hundred cars.
Irkutsk is one of the largest cities in Siberia in Russia, 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 Russian 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. Trud Stadium is an outdoor arena with a public capacity of 16 500 spectators. In 2020 the new indoor arena is ready to welcome the World Championships for men Group A, March 28-April 5.
Irkutsk is home town for Russian Superleague team Baikal Energy.
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