Nanjing 2017 : which teams will be competing ?

By the end of the month, China will host the 2017 FIRS World Championships. World Roller Games will be played during three weeks in Nanjing. Inline hockey at its best, but not only : Nanjing will be world capital of roller sports !

Artistic, Inline Alpine, Inline Downhill, Inline Freestyle, Rink Hockey, Roller Derby, Roller Freestyle, Skateboarding and Speed Competition… and Inline Hockey of course.

Which inline hockey teams will be competing ?

As for inline hockey, we now know more about the teams competing for the World Championships.

Senior men

20 teams will be playing. Top 8 teams will be divided in 2 groups, and the other teams will be playing in 4 preliminary round groups.

  • Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Czech Republic, France,
    Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Macau, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA.

Senior Women

13 teams will be playing into 3 preliminary round groups.

  • Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, India, Iran, Italy, Korea, New
    Zealand, Spain, USA.

Junior men

18 teams playing into 4 preliminary round groups.

  • Australia, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great
    Britain, India, Iran, Italy, Korea, Namibia, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA.

Junior women

5 teams, playing against each other twice.

  • Australia, Chinese Taipei, India, Italy, New Zealand.

Some games will be streamed live

Some of the games will be streamed live, mainly senior men, finals junior women and men, playoffs and finals senior women. FIRS will also post pictures and highlights of the games.

Here are some useful links :


About the Author

Perrine T
I am a former hockey goalie, ice and inline. I’ve been a journalist for 8 years and I now work as a social media manager and as a writer in Bordeaux, France. I am WILHA’s community manager on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. I’m also in charge of the website. I have to say that I have a special interest in social medias and websites, beside inline hockey ! I also created among others :)

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