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Superstar May Be Forced To Sit Out Of 2026 Olympics

Published February 5, 2024 at 9:53 PM
BY AUSTIN SABOURIN
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In an unexpected development, star defenseman Cale Makar faces potential exclusion from the 2026 Olympics due to circumstances beyond his control.

Makar's Olympic Eligibility in Jeopardy



Surprisingly, members of the 2018 WJC Team Canada roster, including Makar, are deemed ineligible for future events despite their lack of involvement in an ongoing scandal.




Concerns arise over Makar's participation in the 2026 Olympics due to the ongoing criminal investigation.


"Pending the completion of the appeal process, all players from the 2018 National Junior Team remain suspended by Hockey Canada, and are ineligible to play, coach, officiate or volunteer with Hockey Canada-sanctioned programs."

However, there is optimism that players like Makar may regain eligibility once the court case concludes. With the Olympics two years away, a definitive answer remains uncertain for the foreseeable future.

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