Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Winter Sports’ Category

Pyeongchang officials trying to sway NHL to play at Olympics

Monday, May 15th, 2017

?The president of the Pyeongchang Olympic organizing committee is holding out hope the NHL has a change of heart about its decision to not allow its players to compete next February.

Canada sends 28 invites to Olympic women’s hockey hopefuls

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Golden-goal scorer Marie-Philip Poulin and three-time Olympian Meghan Agosta were among the 28 players invited by Hockey Canada Thursday to try out for the Canadian Olympic women's hockey team.

Stockholm drops bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

The city of Stockholm says it won't bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics. Karin Wanngard, the city official in charge of finances, says the reason is because the International Olympic Committee will not be able to report how big the financial contribution to the host city will be.

IIHF working ‘to find solutions’ for Olympic deal with NHL

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

?Like Russia's star Alex Ovechkin, the International Ice Hockey Federation thinks NHL players need not miss the 2018 Winter Olympics, though team owners likely now need a "game-changer" offer on the table.

Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin says he still plans to play at Olympics

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
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Russian superstar Alex Ovechkin still plans to play in the 2018 Winter Olympics, even if it means leaving his Washington Capitals in the middle of the NHL season.

NHL’s desire to grow game only extends so far

Monday, April 3rd, 2017
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In terms of marketing, the NHL's focus in growing its game should be in China, not South Korea.

NHL announces it won’t participate in 2018 Olympics

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

The NHL says it will not participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The league announced its decision in a statement and now says it considers the matter "officially closed."

USA Hockey claims women players want up to $237K each to play

Friday, March 17th, 2017
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USA Hockey says it is contacting representatives of the women's team that threatened to boycott the upcoming world championships over a wage dispute.

U.S. women threatening boycott puts worlds defense in doubt

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

After players threatened Wednesday to boycott the upcoming tournament as defending champions on home ice in Plymouth, Mich., USA Hockey said it will "field a competitive team" for the International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Hockey Championship that begins March 31.

U.S. women’s hockey players threaten boycott over wages

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

The U.S. women's hockey team is threatening to boycott the world championships because of a wage dispute. The team announced Wednesday that they will not participate in the International Ice Hockey Federation tournament that begins March 31 in Plymouth, Mich.