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12-23-2012, 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by c9gunner View Post
That was exactly my point. The population size is irrelevant. Albeit the general interest in hockey is. More people playing hockey, more hockey rinks, more hockey schools, bigger arenas, more money invested in hockey - everything translates in more frequent WJHCs held in the North America. I was born and raised in Russia, and Iíve been cheering for the Russian (USSR) national teams since I was 5. After spending the last 12 years in the North America (I still visit Russia quite often), I canít argue with the fact that hockey is more popular in Canada. Period.
Sports in general are more popular in North America than Europe, watching sports that is. Canada has a stronger love affair with one sport than any other nation I can really think of off the top of my head.

None of that matters though. The tournament is in Ufa, it's great that it is and it should continue to be moved around reasonably to different countries and locations.

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