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10 May 2016
With the 2018 Fifa World Cup just over two years away, Russia’s impressive portfolio of sporting world championships continues to unfold this week with ice hockey’s IIHF World Championships...
06 May 2014
Ice hockey's IIHF World Championships begin in Minsk, Belarus, later this week, but despite strong ticket sales and significant media and sponsor interest, the road to hosting the tournament has been mired by political controversy. Several bodies, including the European Parliament, have at various stages called for the award of hosting rights to Belarus to be withdrawn by the international federation because of the country's human rights record and stance towards political prisoners.
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