Yes, the latest NHL lockout is over. Good. Fine. But can the players compete in the 2014 Games in Sochi next winter? The answer: We have no idea.
The league’s deputy commissioner, Bill Daly, told the Washington Post Sunday that the Olympics was “not part of the CBA” despite the marathon session to pound out the final details of the deal.
Since this is a tentative agreement, Olympic details may not be included until the final handshake. If not, those will have to be addressed as soon as possible.
Russians stars Evgeni Malkin and Alex Ovechkin have expressed their desire to compete in Sochi next winter, with Ovechkin threatening to leave the league if he’s barred from playing in his home country’s Games.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Thousands of athletes arriving for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics could find major plumbing and electrical problems in their rooms at the Athletes Village with the games opening in just under two weeks.
The International Olympic Committee and local organizers held emergency talks Sunday just hours before the sprawling Athletes Village was set to open officially. The 31-building village will house 18,000 athletes and officials at the height of the games.
This is the latest problem to hit the troubled games.
In a statement Sunday, the Australian Olympic Committee says it will not permit any of its athletes to move into their rooms.
Australian Olympic Committee spokesman Mike Tancred says the building for his team has “leaking pipes, water leaking from the ceiling. We’ve got electrical problems. We’ve got cleaning problems.”
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC rejects bid by Russian whistleblower Yulia Stepanova to compete as neutral athlete in Olympics.