This decision from the chief hockey body has come following Monday’s recommendation by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to avoid the participation of Russian athletes and officials in international competitions – in order to protect the integrity of global sports competitions and for the safety of all participants.
Earlier this week, FIH had expressed its full solidarity to the members of Ukraine’s hockey community at this terrible time.
FIH Statement on the upcoming FIH Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup. More details on the link below.
— International Hockey Federation (@FIH_Hockey) 1646136376000
“FIH is in regular contact with the Hockey Association of Ukraine and is doing its utmost to offer any support it can, in the hope that the Ukrainian team will be able to participate in the upcoming FIH Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup. FIH expresses its strong hope for a peaceful resolution rapidly,” the FIH statement added.