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IOC Still Hopeful NHL Players Will Participate At PyeongChang Winter Games

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 24 / 17

The IOC was "hopeful" negotiations with the NHL would "eventually be successful," allowing the world's best players to compete at next year's PyeongChang Winter Games, according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. The NHL players' participation is "traditionally a thorny issue for the Olympics."&nb...

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