September 26, 2021 00:14
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The newly minted President of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Luc Tardiff said that Russia is a great nation and he always feels comfortable in it. The words of the functionary are conveyed by “Championship”…
“It is impossible to think about the high level of hockey without Russia. In 2023, the world championship will be held here. Plus, the famous hockey player Pavel Bure joined the IIHF board. It’s great when hockey players get involved in the organization of hockey.
I always feel comfortable in Russia, it will be interesting to work with her. We need Russia because we want to involve great nations in the implementation of our development program, and Russia is a great nation. We will ask FHR for help on many issues of hockey development in countries, ”said Tardiff.
Let us remind you that the elections were held on September 25, at the semiannual congress of the organization in St. Petersburg. In total, delegates to the IIHF Congress had 105 votes. Major hockey powers such as Russia or Canada each had two votes.
Formerly IIHF President Rene Fasel declared that he is retiring.
In 1994, Rene Fasel was elected President of the IIHF, and has remained its permanent leader for four terms since then.