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Dec. 17, 2018 — The biennial solution

A year ago, we wrote this.

Over the weekend, the CEO of FIH, Thierry Weil, told media that the international governing body would start holding Junior World Cup competitions on a biennial basis as early as 2021.

“We need to support youth in sport and give every generation a chance to participate in Junior World Cup,” Weil told media members assembled in India for the FIH men’s World Cup. “If we don’t, we lose a generation of players.”

Evidently, FIH is looking to other Olympic sports for inspiration. FIFA holds a U-20 World Cup every other year, and the IIHF holds its World Junior Championships ever single year.

It would appear as though the International Lacrosse Federation is next.