SOCHI, Russia (AP) – International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel says it will “not be easy” to reach a deal for NHL players to compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics.READ MORE: 'The Future Feels Like A Scary Place:' Dallas ISD Program Helps Parents & Students Navigate An Uncertain World
Fasel tells The Associated Press that the IIHF has started the process of consulting players and officials over a deal for the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Fasel says “our goal is to bring the NHL to Korea,” but he adds that it is a “long process” and “will not be easy.”READ MORE: North Texas Mom Raising Millions To Find Cure For Son's Rare Neurological Disorder
The IIHF must reach a deal with NHL officials, the NHL Players’ Association and the International Olympic Committee. Insurance for player injuries is a perennial sticking point.
For the last Winter Olympics in Sochi, a deal was reached seven months before the games.MORE NEWS: 2 Dallas Doctors Sentenced To Combined 23 Years In Prison For Massive Healthcare Fraud
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