FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 3rd, 2017
NBC SPORTS STATEMENT ON THE NHL NOT PARTICIPATING IN THE 2018 WINTER OLYMPICS:
The Olympics have long been the world’s greatest international hockey tournament irrespective of whether professionals or amateurs are playing. Although we’re disappointed that NHL players will not get the chance to experience and compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics next February, we’re confident that hockey fans and Olympic viewers will tune in to watch the unique style of play that occurs at the Olympic Winter Games when athletes are competing for their country.