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NHL to Skip Beijing Olympics as Covid Disrupts Season, ESPN Says

Around the Games: Day 0 - Winter Olympic Games
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The National Hockey League and the NHL Players’ Association have agreed that athletes won’t participate in the 2022 Olympics in Beijing due to concerns about Covid-19, according to ESPN.

A virus outbreak has led the NHL to postpone games and pause the regular season, with numerous players in health and safety protocols. Dozens of games have been rescheduled so far this year, with several teams deciding to shut down through the holiday break.