Six Russian Female Players Banned From Olympics For Life Due To Doping


After the IOC’s landmark decision to ban Russia outright from the 2018 Olympics, but still allow individual athletes to compete under the Olympic flag if they pass IOC drug tests, the IOC today announced that six members of Russia’s women’s team at the 2014 Sochi Games failed their tests, and are thus banned for life from the Olympics.
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IOC Expels Russia From 2018 Olympics, Hockey Status In Question


The International Olympic Committee today announced an outright ban on the Russian delegation at the upcoming Olympic Games this February in Pyeongchang, South Korea, although athletes that are cleared of a controversial state-sponsored doping program are allowed to participate under the Olympic flag.
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IIHF Announces 2018 Hall Of Fame Class


The IIHF announced the newest class of inductees to the Hall of Fame, highlighted by a quartet of international superstars – Daniel Alfredsson, Rob Blake, Jere Lehtinen and Chris Chelios, who will have their numerous achievements, both professionally and internationally, recognized in Denmark this May.
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Mikael Tellqvist Announces Retirement From Djurgårdens


Swedish goalie Mikael Tellqvist, a mainstay in goal for Tre Kronor for nearly two decades, today announced his retirement from Djurgårdens IF, capping a 20 year career with stints in Sweden, Canada, Finland, Russia, Latvia and the United States.
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Mark Streit Retires From Pro Hockey At Age 39


Mark Streit, a pioneer of Swiss hockey in North America, today announced his retirement from pro hockey after terminating a short-term contract with the Montreal Canadiens, ending an illustrious 22-year pro career as the all-time leading Swiss NHL scorer, and the first Swiss skater to win the Stanley Cup.
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Tara Watchorn Retires From Canadian National Team


Canadian defender Tara Watchorn announced her retirement from pro hockey, first from the CWHL and then today from the national team, retiring at only 27 years of age with an Olympic Gold and Clarkson Cup.
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Charline Labonté Announces Retirement From Professional Hockey


Canadian goaltender Charline Labonté today announced her retirement from both the Canadian national team and the Montreal Canadiennes, capping a nearly 20 year career where she won four Olympic Gold Medals, two World Championships and a Clarkson Cup.
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Shane Doan Announces Retirement From Coyotes Organization


Arizona Coyotes forward Shane Doan, a mainstay of the organization for over 20 years since their days in Winnipeg, today announced his retirement after being released from the team, putting an end to his historic 21-year career in the league.
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