Women’s World Championship in Bandy 2020, Oslo

When:
February 19, 2020 – February 22, 2020 all-day
2020-02-19T00:00:00+01:00
2020-02-23T00:00:00+01:00
Where:
Oslo
Cost:
TBA

If you don’t know the sport of Bandy, it’s best described as a mixture of ice hockey, field hockey and football – the latter due to the similarities of playing time and number of players on the field. Just like ice hockey, it’s played on ice – but with sticks and a ball that resembles field hockey.

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Bandy is especially popular in Russia as well as in the Nordic countries of Sweden, Finland and Norway. Therefore, a game of Bandy can be a unique Scandinavian sports experience – and if you head to Oslo in February, you’ll have a whole tournament to enjoy.

Since 2004, the Women’s World Championships have been a biennial event, and the 2020 competition in Oslo marks the 100th anniversary of the Norwegian Bandy Association. The championship will be played in three Oslo stadiums: Frogner Stadium, Bergbanen, and Voldsløkka.

The host nation will be looking to improve on their bronze-medal performances from the two previous tournaments. The favourites? Sweden. Norway’s Nordic neighbours have taken the gold in all but one tournament, as they usually face-off against Russia in the finals.

Check the official website for ticket information.

See also:
Getting from Oslo Airport to the city centre
Great ski spots in and around Oslo

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When: February 19, 2020 – February 22, 2020 all-day
Where: Oslo

If you don’t know the sport of Bandy, it’s best described as a mixture of ice hockey, field hockey and...

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