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.
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.
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.
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.
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 :
- FIRS official Facebook page,
- Nanjing 2017 official website.