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IIHF ICE HOCKEY

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

  • HELD OVER TWO WEEKS (THREE WEEKENDS) IN MAY EACH YEAR
     

  • WORLD’S 16 BEST NATIONAL ICE HOCKEY TEAMS PLAY 64 GAMES
     

  • EACH NATIONAL TEAM PLAYS 7 GAMES IN THE PRELIMINARY ROUND
     

  • THE TOP 4 TEAMS IN EACH GROUP ADVANCE DIRECTLY TO THE QUARTER-FINALS

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SCHEDULING
2023

  • PUCK DROP (Preliminary Round) at 12:20 / 16:20 / 20:20 local time (GMT +3) 

  • PUCK DROP (Quarter-Finals) at 16:20 and 20:20 local time (GMT +3) 

  • PUCK DROP (Semi-Finals) at 14:20 and 18:20 local time (GMT +3) 

  • PUCK DROP (Bronze medal and Gold medal games) at 15:20 and 20:20 local time (GMT +3) 

  • 2 OR 3 games per day per venue, with two rest days during the tournament (after group stage and quarter-finals)

  • 160 HOURS live footage; news feed available within 30 minutes after end of each game

  • FULL ARCHIVE available through Infront

2023

12 - 28 MAY

Tampere (FIN) & Riga (LAT)

2024

10 - 26 MAY

Prague & Ostrava (CZE)

2025

9 - 25 MAY

Stockholm (SWE) & Herning (DEN)

2026

15 - 31 MAY

Zurich & Fribourg (SUI)

BROADCAST OBLIGATIONS

At least all games of the national team of the territory, all quarter-finals, semi-finals and medal games.

SPONSOR OBLIGATIONS

Broadcaster to offer main sponsors first negotiation and last refusal for official main sponsorship and/or commercial airtime, on a product category exclusivity basis.

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IIHF ICE HOCKEY

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

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