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  • DEADLINE FOR SELECTING OLYMPIC HOCKEY ROSTERS MOVED BACK

              In a "victory" for the Canadian Hockey Association, the
         deadline for naming Canada's Olympic team has been extended
         by four months to December 1, according to Alan Adams of the
         TORONTO STAR.  Canadian hockey officials had argued that an
         August 1 deadline was "unworkable" because the selections
         would be based on what NHL players accomplished this season
         rather than the early part of '97-98.  Adams notes that
         another "sticking point" resolved was who would pick up the
         travel and accommodation costs of the approximately 120
         guests of NHL players to Nagano.  Previously, the costs were
         to be paid from anticipated "hockey card revenues," and if
         sales failed to cover the costs, the NHLPA, NHL and Int'l
         Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) were to "share the costs
         equally."  Now the IIHF will be "responsible for any
         shortfall" (TORONTO STAR, 3/18).
    
    
    

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