Bandy World Championship

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Bandy World Championship
Sport Bandy
Inaugural season 1957
No. of teams20 (last tournament, 2019)
CountriesWorldwide
Most recent
champion(s)
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia (12th title 2019)
Most titlesFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union (14 titles)
Official website worldbandy.com
Sports current event.svg 2019 Bandy World Championship
A record eighteen countries participated in the World Championships of 2016 and 2017. Blue means Division A countries, red Division B countries and green the other FIB members. Latvia, which was relegated from Division A in 2016, made a late cancellation in 2017. BandyCountriesWC2017.png
A record eighteen countries participated in the World Championships of 2016 and 2017. Blue means Division A countries, red Division B countries and green the other FIB members. Latvia, which was relegated from Division A in 2016, made a late cancellation in 2017.
The old outdoor arena in Vasteras, where Finland in 2004 won the final for the so far only time Bandy corner.jpg
The old outdoor arena in Västerås, where Finland in 2004 won the final for the so far only time
Zinkensdamms IP, venue for the final at the XXVIth championships in 2006 Zinkensdamms IP February 2012.jpg
Zinkensdamms IP, venue for the final at the XXVIth championships in 2006
ABB Arena Syd of the XXIXth championships in 2009 ABB Arena Syd.jpg
ABB Arena Syd of the XXIXth championships in 2009

The Bandy World Championship is a competition between bandy-playing nations' men's teams. The tournament is administrated by the Federation of International Bandy. It is distinct from the Bandy World Cup, a club competition, and from the Women's Bandy World Championship.

Bandy ballgame on ice played using skates and sticks

Bandy is a team winter sport played on ice, in which skaters use sticks to direct a ball into the opposing team's goal.

Federation of International Bandy international bandy governing body

The Federation of International Bandy is the international governing body for the sport of bandy, including the variant called rink bandy.

Bandy World Cup annual mid-October bandy tournament in northern Sweden

Bandy World Cup is played in Sweden in the beginning of the bandy season every year, in autumn. The teams which should participate is decided based on their results in the whole of the last bandy season.

Contents

History

Although bandy has been played since the 19th century, the first men's world championships were only played in 1957, and the first women's ones were only in 2004. A bandy tournament was held as a demonstration sport at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, but this had no world championship status. A four nation tournament in 1954 was played in Moscow, this was the first time the Soviet Union met teams from other countries and the first time the new, jointly agreed rules were used, but this wasn't called a world championship. The international federation was founded in 1955 by the four countries which had played in Moscow.

Bandy was held as a demonstration sport at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo.

A demonstration sport is a sport which is played to promote it, most commonly during the Olympic Games, but also at other sporting events.

1952 Winter Olympics 6th edition of Winter Olympics, held in Oslo (Norway) in 1952

The 1952 Winter Olympics, officially known as the VI Olympic Winter Games, took place in Oslo, Norway, from 14 to 25 February 1952.

The first ever Bandy World Championship was organised in 1957 in association with the 50th anniversary of the Ball Association of Finland, which at the time was the governing body of bandy in Finland. It was played at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium. [1]

Football Association of Finland sports governing body in Finland

The Football Association of Finland is the governing body of football in Finland. It was founded in Helsinki on 19 May 1907.

Helsinki Olympic Stadium stadium in Helsinki, Finland

The Helsinki Olympic Stadium, located in the Töölö district about 2.3 kilometres (1.4 mi) from the centre of the Finnish capital Helsinki, is the largest stadium in the country, nowadays mainly used for hosting sports events and big concerts. The stadium is best known for being the centre of activities in the 1952 Summer Olympics. During those games, it hosted athletics, equestrian show jumping, and the football finals.

From 1961-2003, the championships were played every two years, but has since then been played annually.

Participating nations

For a long time, only four countries competed in the world championships: the Soviet Union, Sweden, Finland and Norway, with the Soviet Union as the dominating country. Since then, more countries have joined the tournaments, starting with the United States in 1985. The interest for the sport has spread to other parts of Europe, North America and Asia, and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 also opened the way for separate national teams from the former Soviet republics. Somalia became the first team from Africa to compete, in the 2014 tournament in Irkutsk. [2] The record number of participants are 18, set in 2016 and 2017.

Soviet Union 1922–1991 country in Europe and Asia

The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), was a socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 30 December 1922 to 26 December 1991. Nominally a union of multiple national Soviet republics, its government and economy were highly centralized. The country was a one-party state, governed by the Communist Party with Moscow as its capital in its largest republic, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic. Other major urban centres were Leningrad, Kiev, Minsk, Alma-Ata, and Novosibirsk.

Sweden constitutional monarchy in Northern Europe

Sweden, formally the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian Nordic country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund, a strait at the Swedish-Danish border. At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe, the third-largest country in the European Union and the fifth largest country in Europe by area. Sweden has a total population of 10.2 million of which 2.4 million has a foreign background. It has a low population density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometre (57/sq mi). The highest concentration is in the southern half of the country.

Finland Republic in Northern Europe

Finland, officially the Republic of Finland is a country in Northern Europe bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Norway to the north, Sweden to the northwest, and Russia to the east. Finland is a Nordic country and is situated in the geographical region of Fennoscandia. The capital and largest city is Helsinki. Other major cities are Espoo, Vantaa, Tampere, Oulu and Turku.

Denmark, Switzerland, Armenia and Poland are countries that have expressed interest in participating in future tournaments, [3] but has so far (2017) not made any appearance. Denmark and Poland have in fact exited FIB, while Switzerland is expected to debut in the 2019 edition, just like Great Britain. [4] Armenia wanted to come already to 2011, [5] but wasn't allowed to, as the tournament format at the time only allowed twelve teams and several more wanted to come. Of the countries which still haven't taken part, at least India was also denied in 2011. [6] Most probably also Lithuania. [7] [8] The reason for the 2011 tournament having only eleven teams, was a late cancellation from Australia, [9] another country no longer an FIB member.

2019 Bandy World Championship 2019 edition of the Bandy World Championship

2019 Bandy World Championship was held in Vänersborg, Sweden, between men's national teams among bandy playing nations. It was the XXXIXth Bandy World Championship.

2011 Bandy World Championship 2011 edition of the Bandy World Championship

The 2011 Bandy World Championship was an edition of the top annual event in international men's bandy, held between January 23 and January 30, 2011, in Kazan, Russia.

With more nations competing, Group B was created in 1991. In 2012 there was a Group C for the first time as 14 countries participated. Group C was abolished already in 2013, when instead two sub-groups of Group B were created. In 2014 there were two sub-groups also in Group A, increasing the number of teams in that division from six to eight. The number of groups is not fixed, it is changed from year to year. Japan and Kyrgyzstan made their first World Championships in 2012, Ukraine joined in 2013, Germany and Somalia made their debuts in 2014, China in 2015, and the Czech Republic in 2016. Russia, Finland, Sweden, Kazakhstan, Norway, USA and Belarus usually play in group A. Until 2011, the best team in group B used to go into a playoff match with the team which came bottom of the A-group, replacing them if they won. In 2004 the B-pool was played in a location separate from group A for the first time, at the City Park Ice Rink in Budapest. In 2013 this happened again as Vetlanda hosted the B-pool, whereas Vänersborg was the main venue of the A-pool with three matches played at other locations, Trollhättan, Gothenburg and Oslo. In 2015 and 2016 the tournament were separated in time while in the same cities. The Division B matches are shorter in time, except for the end matches.

Russia national bandy team mens national bandy team representing Russia

The Russia national bandy team represents Russia in international bandy.

Finland national bandy team mens national bandy team representing Finland

The Finnish national bandy team has taken part in all the Bandy World Championships for men since the competition was launched for the first time in 1957. Finland won the championship title in 2004. They have always finished in the top four, and have won 28 medals in 36 championships.

Sweden national bandy team mens national bandy team representing Sweden

Sweden national bandy team represents Sweden in the sport of bandy.

Participation details

Team 57 61 63 65 67 69 71 73 75 77 79 81 83 85 87 89 91 93 95 97 99 01
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus part of Soviet Union7th
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 6th6th7th7th
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 2nd3rd2nd4th2nd3rd3rd3rd3rd3rd3rd3rd3rd3rd2nd2nd3rd4th3rd3rd2nd3rd
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 8th7th8th8th
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan part of Soviet Union4th4th5th4th
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 7th8th9th
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 4th4th2nd4th4th4th4th4th4th4th4th4th4th4th4th3rd5th5th4th5th
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia part of Soviet Union2nd2nd2nd1st1st
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 1st1st1st1st1st1st1st1st1st1st1st2nd2nd1st3rd1st1stdefunct
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 3rd2nd3rd3rd3rd2nd2nd2nd2nd2nd2nd1st1st2nd1st3rd2nd1st1st1st3rd2nd
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 5th5th5th5th5th6th6th6th6th
Total teams3444434444444555888967
Team 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 6th7th6th6th6th6th6th7th7th6th7th6th6th8th15
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 9th8th8th8th8th7th8th8th8th8th9th14th16
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 15th16th17th12th18th5
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 15th16th15th3
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 15th12th9th7th7th7th6
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia 8th10th10th12th12th10th9th12th11th10th9thDSQ14th11th9th15
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 4th1st4th3rd3rd3rd3rd3rd2nd4th4th4th4th2nd3rd3rd3rd39
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 10th1
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 8th11th9th10th13th13th10th10th9th10th11th10th10th10th8th11th10
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 13th13th12th13th13th12th10th12th8
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 3rd4th3rd4th4th4th4th4th4th3rd3rd3rd3rd4th5th4th4th21
Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg  Kyrgyzstan 14th1
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 8th9th10th8th9th10th9th9th7th8th13th11
Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia 11th11th12th12th11th14th14th12th11th13th10
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 9th11th9th10th9th11th11th9th11th11th12th13th11th14th15th9th8th20
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 5th5th5th5th5th5th5th5th5th5th5th5th5th5th4th6th5th37
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 2nd3rd2nd1st1st1st2nd2nd1st2nd1st1st1st1st2nd1st1st22
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 15th16th2
Flag of Somalia.svg  Somalia 17th16th17th18th16th20th6
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 1st2nd1st2nd2nd2nd1st1st3rd1st2nd2nd2nd3rd1st2nd2nd39
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 19th1
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 14th16th11th13th14th17th6
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 7th6th7th7th7th7th7th6th6th6th7th6th8th7th6th5th6th26
Total teams911111212131311111414171618181620

Competition format

Originally, the competition was played as an all-meet-all round-robin tournament. Starting in 1983, semifinals and a final was added to follow the round-robin stage.

When the number of participating nations increased, the championship was split up in two groups from 2003 onwards, A and B, with the better teams in Group A. The winner of Group B for some years played a game against the least successful team of Group A to determine qualification for Group A for next year, but in 2016, 2017, and 2018 winning Group B has been directly qualifying for group A for the following year while the last placed team of Group A is automatically relegated to Group B.

TV broadcasting

The interest is biggest in Sweden, Finland and Russia. [10] For a few times now it has been shown on Eurosport 2.

The games can also be followed in any country by streaming on the Internet.

Results

No.YearHost
Final VenueGold medalResultSilver medalBronze medalResultFourth placeTeams
I1957
Details
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Helsinki Olympic Stadium Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
Decided by round-robin resultFlag of Finland.svg
Finland
Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Decided by round-robin resultOnly three teams participated3
II1961
Details
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway N/AFlag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
Decided by round-robin result Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
Decided by round-robin result Flag of Norway.svg
Norway
4
III1963
Details
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden N/AFlag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
Decided by round-robin resultFlag of Finland.svg
Finland
Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Decided by round-robin result Flag of Norway.svg
Norway
4
IV1965
Details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union (Arkhangelsk, Ivanovo, Kursk, Moscow and Sverdlovsk)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
Decided by round-robin result Flag of Norway.svg
Norway
Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Decided by round-robin resultFlag of Finland.svg
Finland
4
V1967
Details
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland N/AFlag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
Decided by round-robin resultFlag of Finland.svg
Finland
Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Decided by round-robin result Flag of Norway.svg
Norway
4
VI1969
Details
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden N/AFlag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
Decided by round-robin result Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
Decided by round-robin resultOnly three teams participated3
VII1971
Details
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden N/AFlag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
Decided by round-robin result Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
Decided by round-robin result Flag of Norway.svg
Norway
4
VIII1973
Details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union (Moscow and Krasnogorsk)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
Decided by round-robin result Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
Decided by round-robin result Flag of Norway.svg
Norway
4
IX1975
Details
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland N/AFlag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
Decided by round-robin result Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
Decided by round-robin result Flag of Norway.svg
Norway
4
X1977
Details
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway N/AFlag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
Decided by round-robin result Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
Decided by round-robin result Flag of Norway.svg
Norway
4
XI1979
Details
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden N/AFlag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
Decided by round-robin result Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
Decided by round-robin result Flag of Norway.svg
Norway
4
XII1981
Details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union (Khabarovsk) Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Decided by round-robin resultFlag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
Decided by round-robin result Flag of Norway.svg
Norway
4
XIII1983
Details
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Oulunkylä Ice Rink (Helsinki) Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
9–3Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
4–1 Flag of Norway.svg
Norway
4
XIV1985
Details
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway (Oslo)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
5–4
( a.e.t. )
Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
6–2 Flag of Norway.svg
Norway
5
XV1987
Details
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Söderstadion (Stockholm) Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
7–2Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
11–3 Flag of Norway.svg
Norway
5
XVI1989
Details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Moscow Olympic Stadium Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
12–2Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
6–0 Flag of Norway.svg
Norway
5
XVII1991
Details
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Oulunkylä Ice Rink (Helsinki)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
4–3 Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
8–0 Flag of Norway.svg
Norway
8
XVIII1993
Details
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Hamar Olympic Hall Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
8–0 Flag of Russia (1991-1993).svg
Russia
Flag of Norway.svg
Norway
5–3Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
8
XIX1995
Details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States John Rose Minnesota Oval (Roseville) Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
6–4 Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
3–2 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg
Kazakhstan
8
XX1997
Details
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Rocklunda IP (Västerås) Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
10–5 Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
9–3 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg
Kazakhstan
9
XXI1999
Details
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Trud Stadium (Arkhangelsk) Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
5–0Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
9–1 Flag of Norway.svg
Norway
6
XXII2001
Details
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Raksila Ice Rink (Oulu FIN) Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
6–1 Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
3–2 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg
Kazakhstan
7
XXIII2003
Details
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Trud Stadium (Arkhangelsk) Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
5–4 Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg
Kazakhstan
4–1Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
9
XXIV2004
Details
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
Rocklunda IP (Västerås SWE)Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
5–4
( a.e.t. )
Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
5–2 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg
Kazakhstan
11
XXV2005
Details
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Trudovye Rezervy Stadium (Kazan) Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
5–2 Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg
Kazakhstan
5–3Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
11
XXVI2006
Details
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Zinkensdamms IP (Stockholm) Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
3–2 Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
7–4 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg
Kazakhstan
12
XXVII2007
Details
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Khimik Stadium (Kemerovo) Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
3–1 Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
5–4
( a.e.t. )
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg
Kazakhstan
12
XXVIII2008
Details
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Olympic Stadium (Moscow) Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
6–1 Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
8–3 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg
Kazakhstan
13
XXIX2009
Details
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden ABB Arena Syd (Västerås) Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
6–1 Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
7–3 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg
Kazakhstan
13
XXX2010
Details
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Ice Palace Krylatskoye (Moscow) Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
6–5
( a.e.t. )
Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
4–3
( a.e.t. )
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg
Kazakhstan
11
XXXI2011
Details
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Trudovye Rezervy Stadium (Kazan) Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
6–1Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
14–3 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg
Kazakhstan
11
XXXII2012
Details
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan Medeu (Almaty) Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
5–4 Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg
Kazakhstan
10–5Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
14
XXXIII2013
Details
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Arena Vänersborg (Vänersborg) Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
4–3 Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg
Kazakhstan
6–3Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
14
XXXIV2014
Details
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Trud Stadium (Irkutsk) Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
3–2 Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg
Kazakhstan
5–3Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
17
XXXV2015
Details
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Arena Yerofey (Khabarovsk) Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
5–3 Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg
Kazakhstan
8–6Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
16
XXXVI2016
Details
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Trud Stadium (Ulyanovsk) Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
6–1Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
4–0 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg
Kazakhstan
18
XXXVII2017
Details
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Göransson Arena (Sandviken) Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
4–3 Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
11–1 Flag of Norway.svg
Norway
18
XXXVIII2018
Details
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
Arena Yerofey (Khabarovsk) Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
5–4 Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
8–4 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg
Kazakhstan
16
XXXIX2019
Details
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Arena Vänersborg (Vänersborg) Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
6–5
( a.e.t. )
Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
8–2 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg
Kazakhstan
20
XL2020
Details
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Irkutsk
Kyrgyzstan and Japan were the newcomers in 2012. Here, the Kyrgyzstan team defend their goal when Japan is about to make a corner stroke. Kyrgyzstan has yet to make another world championship appearance. Bandy 2012. KYR - JPN.JPG
Kyrgyzstan and Japan were the newcomers in 2012. Here, the Kyrgyzstan team defend their goal when Japan is about to make a corner stroke. Kyrgyzstan has yet to make another world championship appearance.

Medal table

Countries in italics no longer compete at the World Championships.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 142117
2Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 1219839
3Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 129122
4Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 182231
5Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 0112
6Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 0066
Totals (6 nations)393939117

Consecutive wins

The most consecutive gold medals were won by the Soviet Union with 11. Russia has won four consecutive gold medals and Sweden has won three consecutive gold medals.

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The Bandy World Championship 2009 was held between 18 and 25 January in Västerås, Sweden. Men's teams from 13 countries participated in the 2009 competition: Belarus, Finland, Kazakhstan, Norway, Russia, Sweden and Canada, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Mongolia, the Netherlands and the United States. Belarus retained their place in group A by beating the United States in a play off in the previous tournament held in 2008. 44 games were played. 4 out of these were played on other sites than Västerås. Games were played in Solna, Stockholm, Eskilstuna and Uppsala. The main venues were ABB Arena Syd in Västerås, Sweden's largest indoor arena for bandy, and Hakonplan, an outdoor stadium. These two arenas are placed on the same recreation area in Västerås, Rocklunda sports park. The time in Västerås is UTC+1.

Somalia national bandy team represents Somalia in the Bandy World Championship. It is controlled by the Somali National Bandy Association, which is a member of the Federation of International Bandy. The squad participated in the 2014 Bandy World Championship in Irkutsk, Russia, the first team from Africa to take part in bandy competitions. They participated in the 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 tournaments as well.

1913 European Bandy Championships was the first, and so far the only, European Championship tournament in bandy. The five-nation competition was held in February 1913 in Saint-Moritz, Switzerland. Winner of the tournament was Germany.

Finlands Bandy Association governing body for the sport of bandy in Finland

Finland's Bandy Association is the governing body for the sport of bandy in Finland. Bandy was one of the sports for which the Ball Association of Finland, founded in 1907, was created. The present Finnish Bandy Association was founded on 18 March 1972, to take over bandy from the Ball Association of Finland, which from then on concentrated on association football only.

2015 Bandy World Championship 2015 edition of the Bandy World Championship

2015 Bandy World Championship 2015 was the XXXVth Bandy World Championship. At the FIB congress held during the XXXIVth World Championship in 2014, it was announced that Khabarovsk in Russia had been elected as host city. It was also decided the Group A tournament would be played around the end of March/beginning of April, which means it would take place when the national bandy leagues in the major bandy playing countries, Finland, Norway, Russia and Sweden, would be finished for the season. Group B was played between February 1 and 6 and hit a new record attendance, already before the match for the bronze and the final.

Youth Bandy World Championship

Bandy World Championship for youth teams are held in a number of age classes for boys and young men and in one age class for girls playing bandy. The tournaments are governed by the Federation of International Bandy.

References

  1. "The Finnish Bandy Federation, in English". Finnish Bandy Federation. Retrieved February 12, 2014.
  2. "Somali team seeking to be masters of ice sport bandy", BBC-online, 3 January 2014.
  3. 35-й чемпионат мира по хоккею с мячом стартовал в Хабаровске,(in Russian), Retrieved 5 February 2016
  4. A poster showing the flags of the registered teams for the 2011 tournament, including that of Australia, which in the end didn't show up
  5. World Championship will be broadcast on main TV channels