According to ESPN, the National Hockey League has reached an agreement with the players association to exempt them from taking part in the Beijing 2022 Winter Games. From what we read from Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, it is precisely the increase in Covid cases among players that led to the decision.
NHL had until January 10 to renounce participation in the Olympics without penalties. Rosters will now be filled with a combination of amateur and professional players playing in leagues outside the NHL. This could include North American minor leagues and overseas professional leagues such as Russia's KHL.
Several WWE superstars have tested positive for the virus
Just today we updated you on the Thunderdome issue, in fact Dave Meltzer went out of balance by saying that WWE could be forced to reuse it for a state of emergency, with the virus that just doesn't want to stop.
This reporter's thesis unfortunately gains even more strength with a report from PWInsider, which said that many superstars from the Stamford-based company tested positive for COVID. "Pwinsider.com has learned from multiple sources, that from this last weekend's loop of live events and TV tapings, a number of talent and staff were feeling exhausted and some later tested positive for COVID-19.
while others who felt sick are still waiting to have their test results back. " Unfortunately, even with all the variants of the virus and people who still persist in not wanting to get vaccinated or take the right precautions, it is difficult to get out of this situation to experience even this type of event.
Obviously we wish everyone to recover as soon as possible and without serious consequences. According to what Dave Meltzer always stated, to the microphones of one of the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletters, it would seem that the McMahon family uses a certain criterion to deal with the infected inside the wrestler crew.
"So, I'm 10 days out for WWE and AEW as well, but obviously you have to have a negative test before you can re-enter. This is what it was until recently and since no changes have been announced, it seems to be. still like this, but they do not speak publicly about this policy.
So, if there were any changes, we would not know them, but this was the practice of some time ago." Unfortunately, it has already happened to have victims of the visus in WWE, like Drew McIntyre, Charlotte Flair, Keith Lee and many other.
It is even easier to get something when you are in a closed place with so many people and you have to be very careful. We hope WWE can better manage the situation to protect everyone.