2017 IIHF World Championship

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2017 IIHF World Championship
2017 IIHF World Championship logo.svg
Tournament details
Host countries  France
Dates 5-21 May
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)

The 2017 IIHF World Championship will be hosted by Paris in France and Cologne in Germany.


There were two official bids to host these championships.

Denmark has never hosted these championships. Latvia hosted these championships for the first time in 2006. The proposed arenas were Arena Riga and the planned Copenhagen Arena.[1]
France last hosted these championships in 1951. Germany hosted the championships most recently in 2010. The proposed arenas were Bercy Arena in Paris and Lanxess Arena in Cologne.

The decision on who hosts the tournament was decided on May 17, 2013.[2] The united bid of France and Germany received 63 votes, while the bid of Denmark and Latvia received 45.[2]

Qualfied Teams[edit]



Paris, France Cologne, Germany
Bercy Arena
Capacity: 15,000
Lanxess Arena
Capacity: 18,500
Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy.jpg Köln deutz kölnarena.jpg


  1. ^ IIHF: Place your bids
  2. ^ a b To Cologne & Paris in 2017, International Ice Hockey Federation