Hockey Hall of Fame opens Olympic display

Tuukka Rask

Game-used items such as a Carey Price jersey, Jamie Benn‘s gloves and even Teemu Selanne‘s socks are going on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame beginning Friday.

The Hall of Fame in Toronto announced the 2014 Sochi Olympic collection that will include more than 50 artifacts from more than a dozen countries. They will be on display through Sept. 1.

Here are some of the items:

Carey Price (CAN) — semifinal win over U.S.
Jamie Benn (CAN) — semifinal win over U.S.
Caroline Ouellette (CAN) — white
Amanda Kessel (USA) — blue
Teemu Selanne (FIN) — blue
Ryan Suter (USA) — blue
Tuukka Rask (FIN) — white
Daniel Sedin (SWE) — blue
Anze Kopitar (SLO) — blue
Zach Parise (USA) — white
Alex Ovechkin (RUS) — red
Ilya Kovalchuk (RUS) — white
Roberto Luongo (CAN) — black
Jonathan Toews (CAN) — black
Marian Hossa (SVK) — blue
Evgeni Malkin (RUS) — red

Jamie Benn (CAN)
Ossi Vaananen (FIN)

Drew Doughty (CAN) — gold-medal game

Martin St. Louis (CAN) — gold-medal game

Ryan Getzlaf (CAN) — gold-medal game
Teemu Selanne (FIN) — bronze-medal game

Canadian women’s goalie practices with Edmonton Oilers

South Korea’s first gold medalist of 2018 PyeongChang Olympics to compete for China

Lim Hyo-Jun

Lim Hyo-Jun, a short track speed skater who won South Korea’s first gold medal of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, has been cleared to skate for China and was reportedly named to the national team Monday.

Lim, who won the 1500m on the first day of medal competition at the PyeongChang Games, began the process of switching to China after a June 2019 incident where he pulled down a teammate’s trousers, leaving him standing, exposed, in front of female teammates.

Lim, the 2019 World overall champion, was banned from the team for a year and later found guilty of sexual harassment before the verdict was overturned on appeal.

It was reported in March 2021 that Lim was in the process of trying to gain Chinese nationality to compete at the Beijing Winter Olympics, but Lim was not cleared to switch by the International Skating Union until this July. His Chinese name is Lin Xiaojun.

Another star South Korean skater, triple 2006 Olympic gold medalist Ahn Hyun-Soo, switched to Russia after not making the 2010 Olympic team. He then won three golds for the host nation as Viktor Ahn at the 2014 Sochi Games.

China’s national team for the upcoming season reportedly does not include veterans Wu Dajing, the nation’s lone gold medalist across all sports at the 2018 Olympics, and Fan Kexin, a three-time Olympic medalist.

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Brigid Kosgei, world record holder, to miss London Marathon

Brigid Kosgei

World record holder Brigid Kosgei withdrew before Sunday’s London Marathon due to a right hamstring injury that has bothered her for the last month.

“My training has been up and down and not the way I would like to prepare to be in top condition,” was posted on Kosgei’s social media. “We’ve decided it’s best I withdraw from this year’s race and get further treatment on my injuries in order to enter 2023 stronger than ever.”

Kosgei, a 28-year-old Kenyan mother of twins, shattered the world record by 81 seconds at the 2019 Chicago Marathon. She clocked 2:14:04 to smash Brit Paula Radcliffe‘s record from 2003.

Since, Kosgei won the 2020 London Marathon, took silver at the Tokyo Olympics, placed fourth at the 2021 London Marathon and won this past March’s Tokyo Marathon in what was then the third-fastest time in history (2:16:02).

Ethiopian Tigist Assefa moved into the top three by winning the Berlin Marathon last Sunday in 2:15:37.

The London Marathon women’s field includes Kenyan Joyciline Jepkosgei, a winner in New York City (2019) and London (2021), and Yalemzerf Yehualaw, who was the Ethiopian record holder until Assefa won in Berlin.

The men’s field is headlined by Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele, the second-fastest male marathoner in history, and Brit Mo Farah, a four-time Olympic champion on the track.

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