Monday, December 19, 2005

2011 World Hockey Championship Bid Countries Announced

Ted Rogers Sportsnet staff either needs to go back to school to learn geography or math. Their headline suggests that 5 CITIES today put in their bid to host the World Hockey championships. However, the headline should say 5 COUNTRIES bid to host in 2011.

They are Latvia, Belarus, Finland, Sweden and Slovakia. But thinking that they would increase their chances in hosting the event, 4 of those countries has submitted at least named two cities for hosting the World Championships. The winning city will be announced in Latvia in May during next years Championships.
  • Minsk, Belarus
  • Helsinki and Turku, Finland
  • Budapest and Szekesfehervar, Hungary
  • Bratislava and Kosice, Slovakia
  • Stockholm and Malmo, Sweden
Already, I'm sure Jes will take up the cause so as to not let the "evil" Swedes get the choice over the kind and humble people of Slovakia. *wink* Does anyone care or possibly fathom thinking that far to the year 2011? Yea, that's what I thought too? Why announce the host city that early?

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