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NHL All-Stars Sad To Miss Olympics, But Happy To Be In Vegas

Feb 4, 2022, 3:08 PM

ST LOUIS, MISSOURI - JANUARY 25: Connor Hellebuyck #37 of the Winnipeg Jets watches Atlantic Divisi...

ST LOUIS, MISSOURI - JANUARY 25: Connor Hellebuyck #37 of the Winnipeg Jets watches Atlantic Division All-Stars puck get past him in the game between Pacific Division and Central Division during the 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Game at Enterprise Center on January 25, 2020 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Most of the world’s best hockey players are spending this weekend in Las Vegas instead of the Olympic village in Beijing.

The NHL All-Stars still aren’t happy about missing their chance to compete for gold.

But nobody was complaining about the consolation prize of a sunny weekend in Vegas.

The NHL All-Star Game is Saturday and it returns after the pandemic called things off a year ago.

The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

Just a year after Japan’s summer Olympics, the Games are back for a winter show in Beijing, China. The unusually short gap between Games is due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Strict precautions and enforced virus prevention protocol are in place to help keep athletes, coaches and personnel safe. 

Beijing is the capital of China, with a population of more than 20 million people and the first city to host both a Summer and Winter Olympic games. It is one of the largest cities in the world and 15 hours ahead of Mountain Time. There are 13 different venues in and around Beijing that will be used for the Winter Olympics. A total of 109 events will be held in 15 different sports, and there will be a lot of Utah locals competing for medals. Keep up to date with them at our Olympic headquarters.

Follow along on social for Olympic stories, news and medal updates. 

Follow our Olympic team for special coverage and exclusive content. 

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NHL All-Stars Sad To Miss Olympics, But Happy To Be In Vegas