Sanctions against Russia and Belarus in hockey
Russia and Belarus are excluded from all tournaments in 2022. As requested by the Swiss Ice Hockey Federation (SIHF). Who will replace the two countries at the various tournaments and especially at the World Cup in Finland (9th to 21st May) is still open. The nomination of Austria and France is planned. For the time being, Switzerland does not have an opponent for the World Cup game on May 22 against Russia. It will probably be Austria. The IIHF Sports Committee decides on the matter. Several title tournaments for juniors are also affected. The sanctions are initially limited to 2022.