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Kovalchuk: Nichushkin can go to the Olympics, despite the doping case


MOSCOW, Dec 6 National Hockey League (NHL) forward “Colorado Avalanche “Valery Nichushkin will be able to play at the Olympic Games in Beijing, if the coaching staff of the Russian national team deems it necessary to call him,” said the manager of the national team for work with NHL players Ilya Kovalchuk. In November, the press service of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) reported that the International The Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) is investigating a possible violation of anti-doping rules by Nichushkin. “If Nichushkin suits the coaching staff, he can go to Beijing,” Match TV quotes Kovalchuk. “I spoke about this with lawyers from IIHF and the NHL trade union. There will be no problems with him. “The manager of the Russian national team confirmed that the hockey player will be able to play at the Olympic Games, which will be held in Beijing on February 4-20, if the IIHF does not pass punishment before their start.

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