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Hockey side quits league for ‘political reasons'

Posted On: Jun 29, 2022   |   Posted By: RT

Hockey side quits league for ‘political reasons'

Latvian side Dinamo Riga said they were quitting the Kontinental Hockey League to show their 'clear position'
Latvian team Dinamo Riga have withdrawn from top European hockey competition the Kontinental Hockey League in what they called an expression of the "clear position" of club management days after Finnish side Jokerit pulled out of this season's playoffs.
One of five non-Russian teams in the KHL, Dinamo have decided to end their 14-year membership of the league as a consequence of Russia's military operation in Ukraine.
"In such a military and humanitarian crisis, we do not see any opportunity for co-operation with the Kontinental Hockey League," said Juris Savickis, the Chairman of the club's Supervisory Board.
Jari Kurri, the chairman of the Finnish-based side, suggested that the club had made its decision to quit the playoffs shortly after the military operation began.
He added that his announcement was delayed because he had to enter discussions with the league in line with KHL policies.
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