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S. Korea to have men's, women's hockey teams at 2018 Winter Olympics
S. Korea to have men's, women's hockey teams at 2018 Winter Olympics

The men’s and women’s hockey teams of host nation South Korea have been granted automatic berths into the 2018 Winter Olympics hockey tournament, the International Ice Hockey Federation announced on Friday. There had been debate about whether teams from South Korea, which is a developing hockey nation, would be able to compete without embarrassment against advanced hockey nations at the Games in PyeongChang. The IIHF had been expected to delay a decision for a while in order to measure the game’s growth and progress in Korea. However, the IIHF apparently was swayed by promises from Korean hockey officials that they will commit money and resources to...

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