Beijing to attend the women’s ice hockey world championships competition International Ice Hockey Federation Vice President Hu said the new, once again came to the Asian Winter Games will be a good opportunity to bring hockey development in China.
Hu noted that the new South Korean successful bid to host the Winter Olympics in 2018 will bring development opportunities to the whole of Asia, including ice hockey, including winter sports, but if Beijing can successfully bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, the promotion of hockey in China is also a quite favorable opportunity. He said: “Pyeongchang Winter Olympics will be a new beginning for the other Asian countries and regions, it will be a key node.”
2015 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Group B match in Grade 6 to 12 April were at Beijing Capital Gymnasium. 6 Women’s ice hockey team from China, Slovakia, Hungary, the Netherlands, Korea and Italy participated in the competition. Although only team in the world rankings between 12-25 to participate in the game, but this is the first ice hockey world championships held in Beijing 34 years.
As a representative of the International Ice Hockey Federation, Hu noted that the new popularity of hockey in his youth in Beijing happy. He said: “I think whether it is playing in the local fans still go abroad to play in Beijing young people have reached a very good level of the child’s parents are very supportive, which is quite good for the environment, for a campaign. . World Championship was held in Beijing to allow locals to see real hockey the sport. For a tournament, it is not the higher the level the better reputation, but to see it in the end be able to have much interaction with the local and contact .
Hu said the new, he has also been set up in Hong Kong Amateur Hockey Club, he admitted in the Asian region, the popularity of hockey can not keep short track speed skating, figure skating and other projects, but he said that this is the opportunity for hockey, as long as appropriate measures, Hockey will have great potential in Asia.
He said: “The Asian population, but actually there is not much in the hockey world position of the positive perspective, which shows the great potential of the Asian Hockey China is a huge market, able to accommodate a lot of sports, international. IIHF think there will be a lot of opportunities. With the opportunity of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, and we hope to have more people know about hockey, ice hockey and love. “