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NHL Players Will Go to 2026, ’30 Olympics

  • The NHL announced it will send players to the next two Winter Olympics.
  • The league did not allow the Olympic break in 2018 and ’22.
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The NHL, NHLPA, and IIHF jointly announced Friday its players will compete in the 2026 and ’30 Winter Olympics. It’s the first time NHL athletes have had the opportunity since ’14.

Before the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, the International Olympic Committee said it wouldn’t pay the travel, accommodations, and insurance costs for NHL athletes anymore, which it had been doing since the 1998 Olympics. On top of that, the league and its owners didn’t want to take a break during the post-NFL, pre-MLB sports calendar and 73% of U.S. fans were opposed to the idea, according to the NHL.

The NHL didn’t give its players an Olympic break in 2022 to compete in Beijing due to the large number of pandemic-related game cancellations and postponements.

NHL players will head to Milan, Italy, in 2026 to compete in their sixth Olympic Games. Professional athletes were allowed to compete starting in 1988, but the NHL didn’t send players until a decade later.

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