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Rogge will leave decision to IIHF head

Updated: January 31, 2005, 5:18 PM ET
Associated Press

MONTREAL -- The IOC and hockey's ruling body are leaving the door open for NHL players at the 2006 Turin Olympics.

International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge said Monday the decision is up to the president of the International Ice Hockey Federation.

Rene Fasel, the IIHF president, said he will leave the option in place as long as possible to make sure the sport's best players compete in Italy. Fasel reiterated the point he made this month at the world junior championships ...

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