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NHL Players Will Go to 2026, ’30 Olympics

Feb 2, 2024

The NHL, NHLPA, and IIHF jointly announced Friday its players will compete in the 2026 and ’30 Winter Olympics. It’s the first time NHL athletes have had the opportunity since ’14.

Before the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, the International Olympic Committee said it wouldn’t pay the travel, accommodations, and insurance costs for NHL athletes anymore, which it had been doing since the 1998 Olympics. On top of that, the league and its owners didn’t want to take a break during the post-NFL, pre-MLB sports calendar and 73% of U.S. fans were opposed to the idea, according to the NHL.

Source: Front Office Sports

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