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NHL players to participate in ’22 Beijing Olympics

ESPN
The NHL and NHLPA have come to an agreement with the IIHF and IOC that will allow NHL players to participate in the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing. The agreement does carry an opt-out clause: The NHL and NHLPA can pull out of the Olympics should COVID-19 conditions worsen, or......

Everything you need to know about NHL players heading back to the Olympics

ESPN
When NHL players signed a new collective bargaining agreement in 2020, they earned a massive win: The league agreed to allow players to participate in the 2022 and 2026 Olympic Games. NHL players, uniformly, have fought to return to the Olympics. It’s a dream for so many to be able......

USA women’s hockey getting younger, and Caroline Harvey is proof

ESPN
When 18-year-old Caroline Harvey showed up to the U.S. women’s national team selection camp in June, she was the youngest player there. And she had no idea what her next few months would look like. If Harvey didn’t make the national hockey team, she was set to enroll for her......

Chaos scheduling NHL with, without Olympics

ESPN
When the NHL released its 2021-22 regular-season schedule, it featured a Winter Olympics break Feb. 7-22 with the caveat that “no final agreement or decision has been made regarding the possible participation of players.” If the NHL doesn’t send its players to the Beijing Games, it would switch to a......

Alvarez is 6th to medal in Summer, Winter Games

ESPN
YOKOHAMA, Japan — Eddy Alvarez had to be consoled — scolded, even — after his first silver medal. “My coach had to bring us together and make us snap out of it,” Alvarez said. “He yelled at us. … He basically said, ‘You know, you’re silver medalists.’ And that’s when......

Canada’s Vincent De Haitre chases two Olympics in 180 days

ESPN
Canada’s Vincent De Haitre is about to embark on a unique journey. If all goes to plan, De Haitre will compete in track cycling starting Monday at the 2020 Tokyo Games, then in speed skating at the Beijing Winter Olympics early next year. That’s two Olympic Games and two sports......

How Wheaties Became the ‘Breakfast of Champions’

Smithsonian
SMITHSONIANMAG.COM | July 26, 2021, 10:10 a.m. In 1956, Bob Richards of the United States accomplished something no other male Olympian had ever done before or since: he won a second gold medal in the pole vault. Two years later, Richards had another first: he was featured on the front......

Sources: NHL to break for Winter Olympics

ESPN
The NHL’s 2021-22 regular-season schedule will include a break for the Winter Olympics in Beijing, sources with knowledge of the schedule confirmed on Monday. The Olympic break is reportedly scheduled from Feb. 5-22, 2022. The schedule, which will be released on Thursday, is expected to include a caveat that NHL......

Athletes have good reason to beware Xi Jinping’s Beijing Winter Olympics

NYPost
Cleo Paskal There are growing calls to boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing or to ­relocate the event to a different nation. It isn’t hard to see why, given China’s aggression in the Indo-Pacific region, horrific human-rights abuses and crushing of rule of law in Hong Kong — not......

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