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U.S. Coach David Quinn Gets Second Chance to Go to Olympics

New York Rangers head coach David Quinn, right, gestures in the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Denver. More than three decades since he was supposed to play for the U.S. at the 1988 Games in Calgary, Quinn is getting a second Olympic opportunity as the Americans' coach in Beijing. It's also a chance for Quinn to get back into coaching in the NHL after being fired last summer by the New York Rangers following three seasons dedicated to a rebuild. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
New York Rangers head coach David Quinn, right, gestures in the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Denver. More than three decades since he was supposed to play for the U.S. at the 1988 Games in Calgary, Quinn is getting a second Olympic opportunity as the Americans' coach in Beijing. It's also a chance for Quinn to get back into coaching in the NHL after being fired last summer by the New York Rangers following three seasons dedicated to a rebuild. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

(AP) -- David Quinn walked into Boston University coach Jack Parker's office in the summer of 1987 and got news that destroyed his Olympic dream.

Quinn learned he was a hemophiliac and was told his hockey-playing career was over.