Sweden lands 2013 Worlds at IIHF Semi-Annual Congress

It wasn’t quite as big as winning double gold in Turin and Riga last year, but for Swedish hockey fans, the news I covered today in Vancouver is still something to celebrate.

From IIHF.com:

Sweden won the right to host the 2013 IIHF Championship at the IIHF Semi-Annual Congress today, beating out Belarus, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Latvia.

On the first ballot, Sweden received an overwhelming majority of 70 out of a possible 96 Congress votes. Belarus got 15, Hungary 8, and the Czech Republic 3, while Latvia withdrew before voting commenced and endorsed the Swedish bid.

Read the full story here.

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