The NHL says it will reconsider sending its players to Sochi next month if something "significant" happens before Feb. 9.
Deputy Commission Bill Daly said, "As of now, we do not doubt that all necessary steps are being taken by the Sochi Organizing Committee, the Russian government and the IOC to ensure the safety of the athletes and guests in Sochi," Daly wrote in an e-mail to The Associated Press. "Obviously, if something significant were to transpire between now and February 9 that causes us to question that conclusion, we will re-evaluate. I don't expect that that will become necessary."
"The NHLPA continues to be in contact with Olympic and security officials regarding plans for the Olympic Games in Sochi, and will work closely with all concerned to monitor matters in advance of and during the Games," NHL Players' Association spokesman Jonathan Weatherdon wrote in an e-mail, reports Fox News.
About 3,000 athletes from more than 80 countries will be competing in 98 medal events.