New jersey for Russians
by Martin Merk|02 MAY 2021
These red and white jerseys will be used at the upcoming IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship events in the men’s and women’s senior categories.
Following the Court of Arbitration in Sport (CAS) ruling in the case WADA v. RUSADA and with the IIHF being a WADA signatory, changes will be implemented at the venues in the appearance of the ice hockey teams coming from Russia at senior IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships as well as the Olympic Games.

The CAS ruling includes several orders for the two-year period of 17 December 2020 to 16 December 2022 for the participation of teams from Russia including that Russian athletes and support personnel can participate in the beforementioned events under certain requirements including that the uniform worn does not contain the flag or crest of the Russian Federation, the Russian national anthem is not played or sung at any official event venue, and the flag of the Russian Federation (current or historical) may not be displayed at the venue by the organizer, athletes and support staff.

The time period of the CAS ruling includes the men’s and women’s ice hockey tournaments of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, the 2021 and 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, and the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship.  

The CAS ruling will be implemented as follows at the venues:
  • The team will be called ROC, the abbreviation of the Russian Olympic Committee
  • The ROC emblem with no wording will be used as flag
  • The game jersey may use the existing jersey colours but may not include the flag, crest or other symbols of the Russian Federation but instead the ROC emblem
  • In post-game and medal ceremonies, Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 is played in place of the anthem of the Russian Federation
The game jersey for the upcoming events affected by the CAS ruling will look as in the picture above. A similar jersey is planned for the Olympic ice hockey tournaments in Beijing 2022.