Olympic Games

Prior to today's bronze-medal game between the USA and Germany, the presidents of the IIHF René Fasel and Latvian Ice Hockey Federation Aigars Kalvitis held a joint press conference.

René Fasel
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When asked about the participation of NHL players at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, Fasel explained that they would have been working for the past six weeks very closely with the NHL, NHLPA, the Beijing Organizing Committee as well as the IOC, and that a decision is expected to be made in the next week or two.

“We’re very close to an agreement but we’re not done yet," Fasel added. "There’s a very strong wish from our side to have NHL players in Beijing because, for me personally, the Olympic tournament should be best-on-best. That’s not to say that PyeongChang was not good, but I think our sport prefers to have a best-on-best tournament.”

( 06 June 2021 | rlu | Report an error )