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2014 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships
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Host nation Flag of Belarus Belarus
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)

2014 IIHF World Championship will be hosted by Belarus in its capital Minsk.

On May 8, 2009 the Belarusian bid was successful and got 75 votes in the race for hosting the 2014 IIHF World Championship. The application with the slogan “Welcome to the young hockey country” beat out those from Hungary (24 votes), Latvia (3), and Ukraine (3).[1]

The two main venues listed as hosts for the ice hockey teams are Minsk-Arena (capacity around 15000) and Chizhovka-Arena (capacity around 8000). Both are under construction: the first one has been completed in 2010, whereas construction of Chizhovka-Arena is in initial stage and is expected to be finished by December 2010.[2]

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