Peter Carlisle

Michael Phelps’ agent to frame his world record certificates (video)

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Olympics agent Peter Carlisle recently gave a tour of his office, which included snowboards, Wheaties boxes and a large stack of Michael Phelps‘ world-record certificates.

Phelps retired with 39 world records. A goal in Rio was to finish with 40, but the 28-time Olympic medalist must settle for the last world record of his career to be set back in 2009.

Carlisle was Phelps’ agent for his entire career, first signing the Baltimore Bullet at age 16 in 2001.

Carlisle, a Maine native, showed off plenty of Olympic memorabilia in his office to an NBC affiliate in Maine.

Carlisle and his agency, Octagon, also represent Winter Olympians, including New Englanders Kelly Clark and Seth Wescott, both Olympic snowboard champions.

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USA Hockey to start reaching out to potential replacement players

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USA Hockey will begin reaching out to “alternate players” to determine their interest in playing for the U.S. at the women’s world championship next week amid a potential boycott by its national team.

The contact is taking place in the event a resolution cannot be reached between USA Hockey and the women’s national team in a wage dispute.

“It’s important for everyone to understand clearly that our objective is to have the players we named as the U.S. women’s national team be the ones that compete in the world championship,” said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey, in a statement. “Productive conversations have taken place this week and are ongoing in our collective efforts to reach a resolution.”

The alternate players are in the professional NWHL and college, according to USA Today.

The world championship tournament starts March 31 in Plymouth, Mich.

As of Thursday evening, no resolution has come between USA Hockey and its women’s national team. Neither side has said when its next scheduled meeting will take place.

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NHL asked for decision on Olympics by end of April

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International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel tells The Associated Press he needs to know by the end of April whether NHL players will be cleared to play in the South Korea Olympics next year.

NHL team owners have made it clear they don’t want to stop their season again for the Winter Games and put their stars at risk of injury. The reluctance has come up before and yet the NHL has participated in the Olympics since 1998. This time, however, there seems to be an impasse.

The head of the NHL Players Association, Donald Fehr, says the players want to participate and hopes the league will take advantage of the chance to market the game in Asia.

However, NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says without “material change to the current status quo, NHL players will not be participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics.”

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