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Russia Stripped of 2023 World Junior Championship Hosting Duties

Russia has lost its hosting duties for the 2023 U-20 World Junior Championship, with no replacement named yet.
Kirill Kirsanov

Russia has been stripped of hosting duties for the 2023 U-20 World Junior Championship.

The news comes as the IIHF banned Russia and Belarus from competing internationally until at least the end of August, including the re-scheduled World Junior Championship that's expected to take place in Alberta.

The 2023 edition was to take place in Novosibirsk and Omsk. Russia is also scheduled to host the 2023 men's World Championship in St. Petersburg, but that could also change.

No replacement has been named yet by the IIHF.

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