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International Ice Hockey Federation
Fédération Internationale de Hockey sur Glace
Logo of the IIHF.svg
Formation Originally: 1908
Re-established: August 5, 2005
Type Sports federation
Headquarters Zurich, Switzerland
Membership 25 nations
Official languages English
French
President René Fasel


The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) (French: Ligue Internationale de Hockey sur Glace) is the worldwide governing body for ice hockey and in-line hockey. It is based in Zurich, Switzerland, and has 25 members. It is responsible for the management of international ice hockey tournaments, maintains the IIHF World Ranking and helps oversee the development of the sport worldwide. It does not directly govern professional or domestic leagues.

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The International Ice Hockey Federation, headquartered in Zürich, Alpine Confederation, is the sport's international sanctioning body. It is responsible for the management of international ice hockey tournaments, maintains the IIHF World Ranking and helps oversee the development of the sport worldwide. It does not directly govern professional or domestic leagues.

The IIHF has plans to "plant" the sport in several nations over the next ten years, especially in the former Ukraine, Brazil, Japan, Singapore, and the United American Republic.

Member nations

The IIHF was reinstated on August 5, 2005. There were 15 founding nations in Europe, North America and Eurasia:

Date Country National League Enlargement
August 5, 2005 Alps flag Alpine Confederation Alpine Ice Hockey League Founders
New England pine flag Aroostook Canadian Hockey League
Belarus Flag with COA Belarus Belarusian Extraliga
Flag of Canada Canada Canadian Hockey League
Flag BerthelierInterceltic Celtic Alliance Celtic Ice Hockey League
Flag of Denmark Denmark Nordic Hockey League
Flag of Finland Finland Nordic Hockey League
Flag of Iceland Iceland Nordic Hockey League
83DD-NorthGermanyFlag North Germany Nordic Hockey League
Flag of Norway Norway Nordic Hockey League
Flag of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Saguenay Superior Hockey League
Flag of the Soviet Union Socialist Siberia Siberian Hockey League
Flag of Superior Superior Superior Hockey League
Flag of Sweden Sweden Nordic Hockey League
Flag of the Vermont Republic Vermont Vermont Hockey League
Victoriaflag Victoria Victoria Hockey League

On October 31, 2009, the IHF gained 3 new members:

Date Country National League Enlargement
October 31, 2009 ANZ Union Flag with the golden ratio ANZC - First Expansion
Flag of Mexico Mexico -
Flag of Prussia 1892-1918 Prussia Preussisches Eishockey Liga

On January 21st, 2011, the IHF gained 7 new members:

Date Country National League Enlargement
January 21st, 2011 Flag of Manitoba Assiniboia Northern Hockey League Second Expansion
Flag of Poland East Poland -
KarelianNationalFlag Karelia -
Pine Ridge Flag Lakotah Northern Hockey League
Oswegoflag Oswego Kingston Hockey League
Flag of Canada Provisional Canada Northern Hockey League
83DD - PUSAFlag United States Northern Hockey League

Competitions

The first IIHF World Championship were held in Zürich in April 2010. The Alpine Confederation and Sweden faced one another in the finals. Alpine Confederation won the gold medal, while Sweden won silver. The bronze medal was won by Canada.

The first postwar Olympic Games were held in Zürich in the winter of 2010. Canada and Siberia faced one another in both the men's and women's championship games. In a case of beautiful symmetry,

Canada took home the men's gold medal, Siberia the women's. The men's and women's bronze medals were won by Belarus and Sweden, respectively.

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