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SOCHI, February 12. /ITAR-TASS/. The Canadian ice hockey team’s administration has cancelled all press conferences with the coaching staff at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia’s Sochi.
Initial reports from Sochi said that the earlier planned news conference with Mike Babcock, the head coach of the Canadian team, was cancelled, but later reports emerged saying that all members of the team’s coaching staff would not be talking to press.
There were no details as of yet on the reasons to cancel news conferences.
The cancelled news conference with Babcock was scheduled before the training session of the Canadian team at the Bolshoy Ice Dome.
The Canadian team, which is the reigning Olympic ice hockey champion, arrived in Sochi on Monday and Babcock put them straight for a training session in the evening of that day.
The 25-strong Canadian squad, led by Captain Sidney Crosby from Pittsburgh Penguins, consists solely of NHL players with their aggregate annual salary of $160 million. The team boasts seven NHL captains and 11 Stanley Cup champions.
Canada has been placed in Group B along with teams from Norway, Austria and Finland and the Canadian players will play their Sochi Olympic match against Norway on February 13.