Russia’s path to 2024 Olympics takes shape, Ukraine objects

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russia’s path to sending a team to the Paris Olympics next year became clearer on Thursday amid fierce objections from Ukraine. The International Olympic Committee indicated on Wednesday it favors officially neutral teams from Russia and its ally Belarus at the 2024 Olympics despite a plea from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy … Read more

Scattered by war, Ukrainian preteens head to hockey tourney

MONTREAL (AP) — Sean Bérubé said he thought it was a joke when he was first asked to help assemble a team of Ukrainian preteen refugees, displaced by war and spread out across Europe, to play in a renowned Quebec City hockey tournament. Bérubé, a businessman from the Quebec City region, was having a beer … Read more

Blackhawks will not wear Pride jerseys, citing player safety concerns

The decision not to wear rainbow-themed jerseys ahead of Sunday’s showdown against the Canucks was made by team management and security officials and not the players File photo: Rainbow tape on a hockey stick.Photo by Geoff Burke /USA TODAY Sports The Chicago Blackhawks will not wear pride warm-up jerseys during the National Hockey League team’s … Read more

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