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NHL Bows Out Of Olympics Due To COVID

  • ESPN, Thursday, December 23, 2021 5:33 PM

The NHL and NHL Players' Association will not participate in the 2022 Winter Olympic men's hockey tournament in Beijing. “"Unfortunately, given the profound disruption to the NHL's regular-season schedule caused by recent COVID-related events -- 50 games already have been postponed through Dec. 23 -- Olympic participation is no longer feasible,” NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said in a statement. Games will now be rescheduled to the scheduled break for the Olympics, Feb. 6-22. The NHL All-Star Game is still scheduled for Feb. 5.

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