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12/22/2021, 1:13 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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NHL to quit Olympics over COVID - report

The National Hockey League (NHL) is set to withdraw from the upcoming Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics over the surge in cases brought by the new Omicron variant of COVID-19, The Associated Press reported citing a person with direct knowledge of the matter.

The league informed the NHL Players Association on Tuesday that it will pull players from the competition due to a material "disruption to the season," the AP said.

The news comes after the NHL announced it will postpone the start of its season to December 27.

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