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Russia is scheduled to host its matches at 2023's International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Junior Championship in Novosibirsk in 2023, as Russia is expected to host major tournaments again.
In the wake of the World Anti-Doping Agency ruling, that initially gave a four-year suspension but was later decreased to two by Court of Arbitration for Sport in the year 2020, Russia is now barred from hosting significant sporting tournaments up to 2022.
In 2023, the IIHF World Championship is set to be held at Saint Petersburg in May 2023.
It is expected that the 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship is scheduled to be held in Novosibirsk and Omsk and the host nation that will be permitted to be referred to as Russia because of the end to the WADA ban and playing their matches in an all-new stadium with a capacity of 10,000 in Novosibirsk specially designed to host the Championship.
"Novosibirsk will host the games of Group A, where 16 matches will take place," Marina Kurnosova, deputy minister of culture, physical and sports in the Novosibirsk region, stated according to the official news agency of Russia called TASS.
"Group B" will be played in Omsk in which there will be fifteen matches.
"It is very gratifying that the Russian national team will play in Novosibirsk, and we are, of course, very pleased."
About 5,000 fans from overseas are expected to fly to Novosibirsk to watch the event the director of the championship in Novosibirsk Vladimir Tukmachev added.
It was also revealed the 600 volunteer volunteers would be chosen at the beginning of March despite the timeframe for registering to be an volunteer closing at the end of summer.
"We plan to start the selection from March, despite the fact that registration [of volunteers] will take place until July," stated Anna Shubina, head of the regional resource center for the Novosibirsk region.
"This is important in order to have time to interview all the people who wish [to volunteer]."
Volunteers must demonstrate a desire for "contribute to the championship" and have experience in the ice hockey as well as ice hockey championships and the "knowledge of the English language".
The United States triumphed in the final IIHF Junior World Championship after they beat host Canada at the 2021 World Cup in Edmonton.
Edmonton as well as Red Deer are due to host the 2022 IIHF Junior World Championship, that is set to start on the 26th of December.