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MOSCOW, April 2. /Offset. TASS Rustam Sharafutdinov/. The international ice hockey Federation (IIHF) wants the decision on the participation of players in the National hockey League (NHL) in the Olympic games in South Korea’s Pyeongchang in 2018 it was announced until at least the end of April. About TASS said the President of the IIHF Rene Fasel.
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“We are in discussion with the federations, including FHR (Federation of hockey of Russia). We would like that decision was rendered before the end of April. I’m in contact with the NHL and the NHLPA (players ‘ Union the NHL), said Fazel . – Don’t know when they will decide for themselves, but we would like it to be until the end of April: more specifically, in the period from 15 April to the end of the month.”
“The IIHF has done his homework. We are ready to do everything the same as it was in Vancouver and Sochi – I mean the costs of transport, insurance and living expenses. Our position has not changed, and the puck is now going back to the NHL and the NHLPA”, he added.