World Championships Team Finds Themselves in Legal Issues After Bronze Win

Published May 30, 2023 at 11:07
BY SKY
     
The Latvian Men's National Team celebrates their historic achievement, securing their country's first-ever IIHF medal with a thrilling overtime victory, earning the Bronze.

However, controversy arises as their jersey sponsor, featuring a gambling organization, potentially violates Finnish regulations.

According to the Finnish Lotteries Act, foreign gambling services promotion in Finland is prohibited. IIHF Secretary General Matti Nurminen emphasizes allowing authorities to handle the matter, highlighting the distinction between fixed and game uniform advertisements.

"Let the authorities do their job." Nurminen said.


He added, "In my previous job, we cooperated with the Police Board on the matter, and the interpretation then was that fixed advertisements (e.g. sideboard advertisements) are not possible, but game uniform advertisements, which each country decides for itself and which are mobile, are. But as said, let the authorities do their job."

Proper investigation is necessary to determine the complaint's legitimacy.
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