Women' s hockey in ' no danger' associated with Olympic ousting: IIHF employer

OTTAWA — International Ice Handbags Federation president Rene Fasel believes there is absolutely no opportunity that female handbags will be kicked out of the Winter season Olympic Games.

“I are not able to imagine that the IOC president might kick women’s handbags out of the system. I cannot believe it, ” Fasel, that sits about the International Olympic Committee’s powerful executive committee, said Mon at a information conference during the 2013 ladies world tournament.

“But at the end. They kicked wrestling out. But Inde i don’t see a problem. inches

IOC Us president Jacques Rogge put women’s hockey on notice after the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games, saying the space had to close if women’s hockey would be to stay in the Olympic system.

“There is a discrepancy right now there. Everyone agrees with which, ” Rogge mentioned at the time.

Fasel didn’t seem to brain the critique.

“It was obviously a little shot from Jacques but I am pleased because it offered us the opportunity to spend an additional [$2,175 million] with regard to women’s programs also it was great. Sincerely Inde i don’t think it [kicking the women out] will happen. inches

The particular IIHF’s development attempts have paid dividends.

While Canada and the You. Ersus., stay the top two teams on earth, other countries made dramatic improvements.

Fasel made his comments just before Russia played North america within the semifinals Mon night. After losing all five games at the 2012 championships, the Russians took a four-game winning streak into the fit against the defending world winners.

Earlier, Germany defeat Switzerland, the bronze medalist a year ago, 5-3 in a game which decided fifth and also sixth place.

“We are becoming better and also nearer to the two top teams. It really is looking good. However our goal will be more aggressive [at the 2018 Winter Games] in Korea, ” mentioned Fasel.

The other factor is actually gender equal rights, and if the IOC kicked ladies hockey out of the Winter season Games, it will be a loss of one hundred and eighty or more sportsmen.

“That’s precisely why there is absolutely no threat, ” mentioned the IOC fellow member.

Fasel was also mentioned the state of discussions with the NHL over participation within the 2014 Winter season Games in Sochi, The ussr, as well as deferred to Hockey Canada chief executive Bob Nicholson to provide the up-date.

“We expect to have an answer prior to the men’s world tournament [in Stockholm in May], ” mentioned Nicholson. “But there is certainly still plenty of function to be done. inches

“I believe it is very important it not a timeline but it might help us. When there is no answer we must wait around but from Handbags Canada’s perspective you want to have which. inches

Nicholson additionally touched on the continuing future of the Canadian Women’s Handbags League, stating the national governing body wish to discover more NHL teams invest in it.

“We have had a lot of conversations with the National Hockey League, ” mentioned Nicholson. “And now we will attempt to go back to them with the league to really try to build a partnership.

“If we could build a partnership with a amount of Canadian NHL teams and some within the You. Ersus., I think that is the easiest way to accomplish. You are not likely to fill structures watching those leagues, but from the NHL team can build which into a business structure, it will help. inches

Fasel additionally noted that establishing hockey in Asia is a concern for any NHL, especially with the 2018 Games in Korea, and how Customer expected to bid for any 2026 or 2030 Winter Olympic Games.

“Asia for me personally is essential. There is a lot of work to do. Tiongkok provides extensive of work to do and now we have only sixty [female] gamers in Tiongkok. Asia for me personally is one of the big problems. ”