Official RIHF statement concerning the CAS decision

The Russian Ice Hockey Federation (RIHF) has studied the decision made by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) concerning the activities of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA).

In accordance with the decision, Russia can host the 2023 IIHF World Championship in Saint Petersburg without any restrictions.

The male and female Russian national teams will compete at the two upcoming World Championships (2021 and 2022) and at the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. The players' jerseys can be designed in the colours of the flag and the word "Russia" can be on the jerseys. At the same time, the players will compete in a neutral status (without the national flag and the national anthem). The decision does not concern the junior and under 18 World Championships.

The RIHF will continue to defend its rights in all international instances.

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