By RANDY SPORTAK, SUN MEDIA
Wayne Gretzky heard rumblings a couple of months ago that Canada's hockey team may be forced to change its logo for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
Gretzky, however, didn't think it would end up more than whispers.
"I kinda chuckled at it because I didn't think it would ever happen," he said of his autumn conversation with Hockey Canada president Bob Nicholson.
"Then he explained to me it did happen in the soccer tournament at the Summer Games. It looks like it probably is going to happen, and it's unfortunate."
The International Olympic Committee has a bylaw forbidding sport federations from displaying their logos on uniforms, which would include Hockey Canada's trademark Maple Leaf with a hockey player.
Should Hockey Canada change their logo for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver? Have your say in our forum.
IOC may enforce new look
Heck, I could even do it.
gordholio, 2008-12-22 06:29:35
Repeat after me.....
HOCKEY SWEATER! HOCKEY SWEATER! HOCKEY SWEATER!
Vince in Ottawa, 2008-11-18 20:49:06
I can't beieve that thw IOC brought this up. Your respeanting your country why not have your Country's Flag logo on the Jersay.
Its the Omplyics after all.
If that happens then The sprite of the games have been tarished. You resperante your country. The Jersey or whatever you wear is part of you and your country.
I agree with Rk. They won't have the balls to suspend the Canadian Hockey teams. they are the meal ticket for the 2010 games. Vancouver can withdraw their support from the omplyic games at any time if they feel that the Omplyic commitee is being unjust. Just imange what that will do to the Omplyic games in general.
A Hockey fan, 2008-11-13 14:49:51
John, 2008-11-06 00:31:20