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The 2009 IIHF World Championship took place in Switzerland from 24 April to 10 May. The games were played in the PostFinance Arena in Bern and Schluefweg in Kloten.

2009 IIHF World Championship
2009 IIHF Weltmeisterschaft
2009 IIHF World Championship logo.svg
Tournament details
Host country   Switzerland
Dates 24 April – 10 May
Teams 16
Venue(s)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Russia
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Canada
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Sweden
Fourth place  United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played 56
Goals scored 323 
Attendance 379,044 
Scoring leader(s) Canada Martin St. Louis
MVP Russia Ilya Kovalchuk
2008
2010

The 2009 IIHF World Championship took place in Switzerland from 24 April to 10 May. The games were played in the PostFinance Arena in Bern and Schluefweg in Kloten.

The PostFinance Arena in Bern was renovated and accommodates an attendance of 17,000. The Eishalle Schluefweg in Kloten was expanded for the 2008–09 season to a capacity of 9,000 people. Switzerland gained the right to host the World Championship for the 10th time.
"Live For The Action" by Swiss hard rock veterans Krokus was named the official anthem of the tournament.

Russia won the championship, winning all its matches and defeating Canada in the final 2–1. Ilya Kovalchuk was named the best forward and the most valuable player of the tournament. Over 17 million people watched the televised final around the world.