Dinamo Riga’s Lukas Radill (left) vies with HC Vityaz Moscow Region’s Igor Rydchenko during the 2021-2022 Kontinental Hockey League. Photo: Xinhua
Dinamo Riga’s Lukas Radill (left) vies with HC Vityaz Moscow Region’s Igor Rydchenko during the 2021-2022 Kontinental Hockey League. Photo: Xinhua

Beijing 2022: without the NHL’s best, Russia are favourites for Olympic gold, but could Finland or Germany spring a surprise?

  • Without the NHL, Russia, competing in Beijing as ROC for Russian Olympic Committee, is in a strong position to retain the gold they won in 2018
  • Host nation China was under pressure to prove its men’s team met the competitive standard to play Olympic hockey. That is less of an issue now

Topic |   Beijing Winter Olympics 2022
Dinamo Riga’s Lukas Radill (left) vies with HC Vityaz Moscow Region’s Igor Rydchenko during the 2021-2022 Kontinental Hockey League. Photo: Xinhua
Dinamo Riga’s Lukas Radill (left) vies with HC Vityaz Moscow Region’s Igor Rydchenko during the 2021-2022 Kontinental Hockey League. Photo: Xinhua
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