Key play­ers are talk­ing Olympics

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS - LARRY LAGE

Two peo­ple fa­mil­iar with the gather­ing say key de­ci­sion-mak­ers are meet­ing Fri­day re­gard­ing the Na­tional Hockey League’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea.

A per­son, who spoke Thurs­day to The As­so­ci­ated Press on con­di­tion of anonymity be­cause an an­nounce­ment was not made about the de­vel­op­ment, says the In­ter­na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tee and In­ter­na­tional Ice Hockey Fed­er­a­tion re­quested the meet­ing.

The per­son says IOC pres­i­dent Thomas Bach, IIHF pres­i­dent Rene Fasel, NHL com­mis­sioner Gary Bettman and NHL Play­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor Don Fehr will gather to dis­cuss the 2018 Games for the first time.

Fasel has met with Bettman and Fehr, try­ing to make sure the best hockey play­ers in the world com­pete in a sixth straight Olympics.

NHL deputy com­mis­sioner Bill Daly said last week­end league own­ers are lean­ing against it.

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