Ball Hockey World Championship

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The Ball Hockey World Championship is a biannual ball (street) hockey competition for women's and men's national teams. The first women's world championships were played in 2007. The first championship was played in 1996 in Bratislava. Since the beginning of the best teams in Canada, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The first team to win a medal in addition to Canada, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the team of Italy in 2005 when he won the bronze medal match against Portugal. Since 1999 championship played every two years. Ball Hockey World Championship is organized by ISBHF.

Street hockey

Street hockey is a variation of the sport of ice hockey where the game is played outdoors on foot, or with inline or roller skates using a ball or puck. Both ball and puck are typically designed to be played on non-ice surfaces. The object of the game is to score more goals than the opposing team by shooting the ball or puck into the opposing team's net. Street hockey in pickup form is generally played under the following guidelines since there are no "official rules" for local pickup hockey:

The 1996 Ball Hockey World Championship was the first ever Ball Hockey World Championship.

Bratislava Capital city in Slovakia

Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia. With a population of about 430,000, it is one of the smaller capitals of Europe but still the country's largest city. The greater metropolitan area is home to more than 650,000 people. Bratislava is in southwestern Slovakia, occupying both banks of the River Danube and the left bank of the River Morava. Bordering Austria and Hungary, it is the only national capital that borders two sovereign states.

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Men

Key

(#)Number of tournaments won at the time.
YearGold medal icon.svg GoldSilver medal icon.svg SilverBronze medal icon.svg BronzeHost city / citiesHost country / countries
1996 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada (1) Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic (1) Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia (1) Bratislava Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia
1998 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic (1) Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia (1) Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada (1) Litoměřice Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
1999 Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia (1) Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada (1) Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic (1) Zvolen Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia
2001 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada (2) Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic (2) Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia (2) Toronto Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
2003 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada (3) Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic (3) Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia (3) Sierre Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
2005 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada (4) Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia (2) Flag of Italy.svg Italy (1) Pittsburgh Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2007 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada (5) Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic (4) Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia (4) Ratingen Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
2009 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic (2) Flag of India.svg India (1) Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia (5) Plzeň Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
2011 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic (3) Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada (2) Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia (6) Bratislava Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia
2013 Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia (2) Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic (5) Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada (2) St.John's Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
2015 Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia (3) Flag of the United States.svg United States (1) Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic (2) Zug Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
2017 Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia (4) Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada (3) Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic (3) Pardubice Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
2019 Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia (5) Flag of Finland.svg Finland (1) Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada (3) Košice Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia

Medal table

CountryGoldSilverBronzeMedals
Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia 52613
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada 53311
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic 35311
Flag of India.svg India 0101
Flag of the United States.svg USA 0101
Flag of Finland.svg Finland 0101
Flag of Italy.svg Italy 0011

Participation details

Team Flag of Slovakia.svg
1996
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
1998
Flag of Slovakia.svg
1999
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
2001
Flag of Switzerland.svg
2003
Flag of the United States.svg
2005
Flag of Germany.svg
2007
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
2009
Flag of Slovakia.svg
2011
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
2013
Flag of Switzerland.svg
2015
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
2017
Flag of Slovakia.svg
2019
Total
Flag of Armenia.svg Armenia ---------17th18th15th3
Flag of Austria.svg Austria 5th5th6th7th10th15th12th10th9th---9
Flag of Bermuda.svg Bermuda ---5th9th13th13th8th13th11th11th18th9
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada 1st3rd2nd1st1st1st1st5th2nd3rd5th2nd12
Flag of the Cayman Islands.svg Cayman Islands -----14th14th16th15th14th14th16th7
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic 2nd1st3rd2nd2nd5th2nd1st1st2nd3rd3rd12
Flag of Finland.svg Finland -------13th7th-8th9th4
Flag of France.svg France --------12th10th16th11th4
Flag of Germany.svg Germany 4th6th5th6th7th10th11th-8th8th--9
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain -----7th8th15th14th16th15th14th7
Flag of Greece.svg Greece -----11th15th9th6th6th4th4th7
Flag of Haiti.svg Haiti ----------13th12th2
Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hongkong -------12th16th13th17th13th5
Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary -8th7th-----18th---3
Flag of Italy.svg Italy ----4th3rd4th7th-12th10th10th7
Flag of India.svg India -----6th7th2nd--9th8th5
Flag of Israel.svg Israel ---------15th--1
Flag of Latvia.svg Latvia ----11th-------1
Flag of Lebanon.svg Lebanon -----------17th1
Flag of Pakistan.svg Pakistan ----6th12th9th14th11th9th12th-7
Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal -----4th5th6th5th4th7th6th7
Flag of Russia.svg Russia 6th-----------1
Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia 3rd2nd1st3rd3rd2nd3rd3rd3rd1st1st1st12
Flag of Spain.svg Spain --------17th---1
Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland 7th7th4th4th5th8th6th11th10th7th6th7th12
Flag of the United States.svg USA -4th-8th8th9th10th4th4th5th2nd5th10

Women

YearHostChampionsRunners-up3rd place
2007
Details
Flag of Germany.svg
Ratingen
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
Flag of Slovakia.svg
Slovakia
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
Czech Republic
2009
Details
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
Plzeň
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
Flag of Slovakia.svg
Slovakia
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
Czech Republic
2011
Details
Flag of Slovakia.svg
Bratislava
Flag of Slovakia.svg
Slovakia
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
Czech Republic
2013
Details
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
St.John's
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
Flag of Slovakia.svg
Slovakia
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
Czech Republic
2015
Details
Flag of Switzerland.svg
Zug
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
Czech Republic
Flag of Slovakia.svg
Slovakia
2017
Details
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
Pardubice
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
Czech Republic
Flag of the United States.svg
USA
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada

Medal table

CountryGoldSilverBronzeMedals
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada4116
Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia 1315
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic 1146
Flag of the United States.svg United States 0101

Participation details

Team Flag of Germany.svg
2007
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
2009
Flag of Slovakia.svg
2011
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
2013
Flag of Switzerland.svg
2015
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
2017
Total
Flag of Austria.svg Austria6th6th6th---3
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada1st1st2nd1st1st3rd6
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic 3rd3rd3rd3rd2nd1st6
Flag of Germany.svg Germany5th-----1
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain --8th7th7th6th4
Flag of Greece.svg Greece -7th9th8th--3
Flag of Italy.svg Italy---6th6th5th5
Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia 2nd2nd1st2nd3rd4th6
Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland-5th5th5th5th-4
Flag of the United States.svg United States4th4th4th4th4th2nd6

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