Official puts cost of hockey world championship at up to 10 million

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Official puts cost of hockey world championship at up to 10 million

The Ice Hockey World Championship cost Belarus between €8 million and €10 million, Yawhen Vorsin, chairperson of the Belarusian Ice Hockey Federation (BIHF), said in an interview with BelaPAN.

He said that Minsk had originally planned to spend €12 million on organizing the tournament.
Accommodation, food and transport services for the tournament’s participants accounted for much of the costs, said Mr. Vorsin.

Revenues from ticket sales totaled almost 150 billion rubels ($15 million), while proceeds from championship-related projects amounted to up to €1.2 million, according to the BIHF head.

The total cost of the tournament will not exceed overall revenues, he stressed.

Foreign delegations and fans lauded the tournament as "very successful," said Mr. Vorsin.

As many as 582,032 people attended the tournament’s games, a record high attendance for a world hockey championship.

Source: Naviny.by

Author: Handbook on Belarus for International journalists

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