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Russia, Belarus Entries Suspended for 2023 World Championship Events

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At the IIHF Annual Congress in Finland this week, a decision was made to “freeze the participation” of Russia and Belarus at World Championship events in 2023.

The move comes after the men’s and women’s senior national teams were not allowed to participate in 2022 events following the invasion of Ukraine. This ban will extend into IIHF events in 2023, with no confirmation of a potential end date.