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SBD Global/February 14, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies

KHL President Says League Looks To Expand Westward, Zagreb, Milan Top Candidates

Kontinental Hockey League President Alexander Medvedev said that the league "is set to expand its presence into Western Europe by accepting new members in the near future," according to the AFP. Medvedev said that the Russian-led league, which already includes teams from the former Soviet Union as well as the Czech Republic and Slovakia, "was looking at accepting new members from Italy, Croatia and Poland" (AFP, 2/13). RUSSIA TODAY reported Medvedev said that "the most likely candidates are now Croatian Zagreb and Italian Milan." Polish Gdansk "has also become an official candidate recently." Medvedev said, "Perhaps, one of these cities will join the league starting from the new season." He added that the KHL "is mulling over creating a third conference one day" (RT, 2/13).
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