2020 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WOMEN
The World Championship for Women 2020 will be played in Oslo, February 19-22. The Norwegian Bandy Federation has been awarded the World Championship in women’s bandy 2020. The championship will be held in Oslo at three stadiums; Frogner Stadium, Bergbanen and Voldsløkka will be renovated in close collaboration with the City of Oslo in order to be the main arena for the 2020 World Championship.
Round robin games are played 2 x 30 minutes and play offs 2 x 45 minutes.
Last time Norway was the host country for the women’s World Championship was in 2010, then with Drammen as event city. Norway has participated as one of the core nations in the women’s championships since the official start in Oslo in 1987 (EM rink). The World Championship bandy in 2018 was held in Chengde, China. Sweden won the gold medal, Russia the silver and Norway bronze medal.
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 womens bandy really seriously for the joint development of “the world’s fastest team sport”.
THIS IS OSLO
Oslo, from 1624 to 1925 Kristiania, is the capital of Norway. The municipality of Oslo is a county of its own, with over 680,000 inhabitants. The city of Oslo encompasses the cohesive buildings in and around the city and has over 1,000,000 inhabitants, while the entire metropolitan area has over 1.5 million. The city’s roots can be traced back to the time around the year 1000 and it became the capital in 1299.
Oslo became Norway’s capital during Håkon Magnusson’s reign as king. He built Akershus fortress and made it his residence. The Oslo people ran successful trade, but were eventually outcompeted by Hansan. During the 16th century, the Oslo merchants recovered from Hansan’s dominance, and shipping and timber trade were expanded.
Several major sporting events take place every year in Oslo, of which the most internationally renowned are the ski games Holmenkollen Ski Festival and the athletics competitions Bislett Games – one of fourteen athletic gals in the competition design Diamond League.
Oslo is also home to the teams Ullern, Ullevål and Ready in the Norwegian Eliteserien for men and for the women’s elite team Ready.