Alexander Ovechkin

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MOSCOW, may 28. /Offset. TASS Sergey Fuchs/. All the fans and the players continue to hope that the national hockey League (NHL) and international ice hockey Federation (IIHF) will be able to agree on the participation of League players in the Olympics in 2018. This opinion was expressed to journalists the forward of club of NHL “Washington” and national team of Russia Alexander Ovechkin.

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The NHL previously announced that it will suspend regular season in February of 2018 at the Olympic hockey tournament. Ovechkin, despite this, said he intends to participate in the Games in South Korea. Earlier, the head of the IIHF Rene Fasel announced that the final decision on this issue can be taken in June.

“God forbid that the NHL and IIHF have found a common language. Hope all the fans and players. So we believe,” said Ovechkin .

Olympic games 2018 will be held in South Korean Pyeongchang from 9 to 25 February.