No Ice Hockey for Lukashenko? German Lawmakers Seek to Block Championships in Belarus

German parliamentarians are questioning whether the authoritarian country of Belarus should be allowed to host the 2014 world ice hockey championships as planned. The move comes amid demands to relocate European Football Championship matches scheduled in Ukraine in reaction to the Tymoshenko case.
President Alexander Lukashenko's Belarus is being questioned as a host for the world hockey championships in 2014. Here, he is pictured playing ice hockey in a friendly match in Moscow (2001 photo).

President Alexander Lukashenko's Belarus is being questioned as a host for the world hockey championships in 2014. Here, he is pictured playing ice hockey in a friendly match in Moscow (2001 photo).

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