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Alex Ovechkin is still saying he wants to compete in the Olympics

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The NHL made it official that its players will not be allowed to participate in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea.
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Alex Ovechkin was opposed to the NHL’s decision to pull its players out of the Olympics when the decision was made in April. 

As of today, he hasn’t changed his mind.

The Washington Capitals captain told the Russian newspaper, Sport Express, that he still wants to play.

“As far as participation in the nearest Olympics is concerned, there are no changes,” Ovechkin said. “Let’s hope they let me speak.”

Ovechkin got his say to reporters after the decision was made, saying that he was “still going.”

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“I think everybody wants to play there,” he said at the time. “It’s the biggest opportunity in your life to play in the Olympic Games,” he said. “So, I don’t know, somebody [is] going to tell me ‘don’t…

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