Ice hockey: NHL professionals to return to Olympic

The strongest hockey League in the world allows their professionals to play again for the winter Olympics. As the North American NHL announced on Friday (local

Ice hockey: NHL professionals to return to Olympic

The strongest hockey League in the world allows their professionals to play again for the winter Olympics. As the North American NHL announced on Friday (local time), will you allow for the Lack of their players in 2018, the participation in the next Games in Beijing and 2026 in Milan and Cortina d'ampezzo. This, however, needs to be negotiated finally with the International Olympic Committee and the world ice hockey Association.

The President René Fasel told the AP news Agency that he saw nothing contrary to the. "There are a lot of challenges, but basically, for me, and especially international football is good news," said the Swiss.

the President of The German ice hockey Federation, Franz Reindl, said in a DEB-release, the decision was still not the final breakthrough, but an absolutely positive Signal and an important prerequisite. "You have to wait for the final discussions, it has high hurdles to come yet, but I think that all want to find a way. Now it's in the talks, urgent issues such as insurance, travel and accommodation,“ said Reindl.

In Pyeongchang, no NHL professionals

The German NHL's leading scorer Leon Draisaitl of the Edmonton Oilers responded pleased. To play "at the Olympic Games for Germany, would be the Biggest for me! It is the dream of every athlete to be the witness,“ said the 24-year-old striker, according to DEB's instructions.

two and a half years, niches Pyeongchang were in South Korea no players from the clubs from Canada and the United after they were able to participate in play since 1998, previously on all winter. The NHL did not interrupt for the games in South Korea, where the German Team repeated without Draisaitl sensational silver, however, in their preliminary round. Many players from Europe had responded disappointed.

Updated Date: 11 July 2020, 06:19

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