The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) has acquired insurance for the players of the National Hockey League (NHL). Now athletes will be able to take part in qualifications for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
The IIHF has agreed to pay for insurance immediately for all athletes who have an agreement with the NHL. Moreover, the organization will pay for insurance in case of infection with coronavirus. But this applies only to those hockey players who have signed contracts with clubs for at least two years
However, the NHL and the League Players Association still reserve the right to withdraw from the 2022 Games if doing so creates the potential for health and safety risks.