Tampere and Riga are the only remaining race organizers for the World Cup 2023.
Hungary Hockey Association announced on Mondaythat the joint Hungarian-Slovenian World Cup application for 2023 will not receive the necessary funding. So the application was pulled off the table.
Also a veteran supplier of Canadian TSN Gord Miller reported on Twitter.
The application from Riga and Tampere is now the only one left in the application process.
Originally the 2023 Games were to be played in St. Petersburg, but the Games were taken out of Russia because of the war that the country had begun in Ukraine. For the same reason, the Russian and Belarusian national teams were excluded from this year’s Games.
The joint competitions in Riga and Tampere would be special in the sense that Tampere will also be the main venue for this year’s Games and the World Cup was played in Riga last year.
Still, the situation is not entirely unusual, as the 2012 and -13 Games were both divided between Helsinki and Stockholm.