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International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF)
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Organization
    (circa 1908- )
    Based in Zurich, Switzerland
    Official governing body for all official international ice hockey tournaments
    Notable tournaments are the Under 20 World Junior Hockey Championship and the World Hockey Championship
    Despite its name, it has no authority over the North American countries.
    It shows extreme favoritism towards the European countries.
    They permit advertising to be worn on international uniforms.
    They frequently come into conflicts with the NHL and the Euroleagues over player transfers.
    They refuse to allow the international logos to be used in video games.
    They denied former Soviet players permission to play for their respective countries following the fall of the U.S.S.R.
    They allowed NHL players to play in the Olympics, which resulted in 'Dream Teams' for the power nations.
    They have the authority to overrule the NHL with player transfers.
    They have strict citizenship rules to prevent players from switching countries in IIHF sanctioned tournaments.
    They refuse to allow goaltender captains to prevent delay of games during tournaments.
    They were quick to correct the mistake they made following the Evgeni Nabokov debacle citing the latter was able to play for Team Russia.
    Their World Junior and World Hockey tournaments draw major interest.
    Their tournaments are divided in three different pools giving players of different nations a chance to compete at a high level.
    Following the birth of Russia's Kontinental Hockey League, it created the Champions Hockey League giving the elite teams in Europe a chance to compete at a high level.

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