China’s HC Kunlun Red Star player Tyler Wong is seen in action against Vladimir Zharkov of HC Avangard during the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) match in Mytishchi, Moscow region, Russia in November. Photo: Reuters
China’s HC Kunlun Red Star player Tyler Wong is seen in action against Vladimir Zharkov of HC Avangard during the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) match in Mytishchi, Moscow region, Russia in November. Photo: Reuters

China cleared to play in men’s hockey at Beijing Olympics following fears of defeat on home ground

  • The IIHF had mulled pulling the Chinese team from the 2022 Winter Games amid concerns it would be embarrassed on home ice against NHL-level competition
  • The decision avoids what would have been an unprecedented removal of a host country’s squad for performance reasons

Topic |   Beijing Winter Olympics 2022
China’s HC Kunlun Red Star player Tyler Wong is seen in action against Vladimir Zharkov of HC Avangard during the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) match in Mytishchi, Moscow region, Russia in November. Photo: Reuters
China’s HC Kunlun Red Star player Tyler Wong is seen in action against Vladimir Zharkov of HC Avangard during the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) match in Mytishchi, Moscow region, Russia in November. Photo: Reuters
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