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The organizing committee of the Winter Olympics in Beijing reacted to the decision of the NHL


BEIJING Dec 23 The Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee regrets the fact that NHL players will not be able to come to the Games in February next year, the deputy head of the epidemic prevention and control department of the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee Huang Chun said at a press conference on Thursday. The NHL announced on Wednesday that the league players will not participate in the Olympic Games. games in 2022. The decision was made due to the growing number of postponed matches of the regular season of the NHL, caused by the complication of the epidemiological situation. “Yesterday I also saw relevant messages and drew attention to the related situation. They will not be able to participate in the competition due to the pandemic. We are in this regard We are sorry, “said Huang Chun. The IOC also spoke about the situation. The organization also regrets that the pandemic has had a major impact on the NHL's schedule. “We know that players have been desperate to compete in the Games since missing the previous Olympics. The IOC is disappointed that they will miss out on another opportunity to become Olympians. in the Olympic Games, the world's best hockey players from other elite leagues. Their performance in Pyeongchang turned out to be exciting. Looking forward to passionate hockey, “the organization said in a statement.

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