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How Russia's ban from 2018 Winter Olympics could affect hockey tournament

Here are answers to some of the questions regarding how the International Olympic Committee's ban of Russia for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Games will impact the men’s hockey tournament. What is expected to happen with the Russian players? It’s not 100% settled, but federations are expecting that the Russian team will compete under the “Olympic Athletes from Russia” designation. Russian President Vladimir Putin has given his blessing for his country’s athletes to compete under that designation. This situation can be compared to the 1992 Olympics, when players from the former Soviet Union, competing as the Unified Team, won the men’s hockey gold medal in Meribel, France. More: What could have been: Team USA's potential Olympic ...