Pyeongchang urges NHL to reconsider Olympic position
PARIS - The president of the Pyeongchang Olympic organizing committee is still hoping for an NHL U-turn.
“I don’t think they made the final decision so far,” committee president Lee Hee-beom said Monday at a news conference. “(There is) still room to discuss and negotiate.”
Lee met with International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel in Paris on Monday morning to discuss the issue. Paris is co-hosting the hockey world championship with the German city of Cologne, with the quarterfinals later this week. He said he hopes further negotiation with the NHL will prove fruitful.