2014 Olympics and the NHL (UPD: NHL, NHLPA, IIHF, IOC meeting this week)
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02-20-2013, 07:34 AM
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Russia alone puts it above American football which is nonexistent in Europe. Based on your logic, baseball is bigger than hockey just because of the US. Yet, neither it nor American football are even Olympic sports.
You made the claim in the first hand, you're suppose to provide stats to back it up first.
The USA is over twice the size of Russia and has roughly five times as many people playing hockey than Russia does. Whether or not a sport is played at the Olympics has nothing to do with how popular it is.
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