IceHockey World Championship PragueIn 2015 the IIHF World Championship will be held in the Czech Republic. The tournament will take place in Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic and in Ostrava. Th event will be held at the O2 Arena in Prague and at Čez Arena in Ostrava.

The IIHF or International Ice Hockey Federation is an international, worldwide governing body of ice hockey and in-line hockey. The organisation is based in Switzerland in Zürich. The IIHF has 73 members including 52 full members Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Israel, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, the United State, Mexico, North Korea, South Korea and so on. Most of the European countries are part of the federation and several other countries from all around the world are part of it too. The federation has 18 associate members and 2 affiliate members as well. The associate members either don’t participate fully in the international championships or do not have an international national body of ice hockey. The associate members of the federation are the following Argentina, Brazil, Macedonia, Malaysia, Oman, Portugal and so on.

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The International Ice Hockey Federation manages international hockey tournaments and maintains the IIHF World Ranking as well. Although the IIHF organises international events and hockey tournaments the IIHF has only a little control of hockey in North America as they have their own international hockey federation the NHL with other words National Hockey League which is the highest organization there. The Hockey USA and the Hockey Canada has their own rule books. The IIHF was founded in May in 1908 in the capital city of France, in Paris. The International Ice Hockey Federation is responsible for the international hockey tournaments such as the world championships.

2015 IIHF World Championship in Czech Republic

Next year, in 2015 the IIHF World Championship will be held in the Czech Republic. The tournament will take place in Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic and in Ostrava. Th event will be held at the O2 Arena in Prague and at Čez Arena in Ostrava. The capacity of the O2 Arena is around 17000 and the other arena the Čez can host around 10000 visitors. The first ice hockey match of the World Championship will be 1st May in 2015 and the last game of the tournament will be 17th May 2015 at 8.45 in the evening at O2 Arena in Prague. This year in the tournament Sweden, Canada, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Latvia, France, Germany, Austria are in the group A and Finland, Russia, the United States, Slovakia, Norway, Belarus, Slovenia and Denmark are in group B.

All matches in Group A will be played in Prague in the O2 Arena, while all matches in Group B will be played in CEZ Arena in Ostrava. If you want to live in a hotel near the O2 Arena in Prague, read the following article. If you are going to Ostrava and want to live in a hotel near the CEZ Arena, read the following article.

Icehockey World Cup tickets:

If you want to buy tickets for one or more of the matches, you can do so at: WorldTicketShop

If you have some time left, or time in between watching the hockey matches, why not enjoy a beer dinner in Prague, visit the beer festival or maybe go on a river cruise on Vltava?

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