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VANCOUVER -- Hockey Canada president Bob Nicholson says theres no Plan B if the NHL decides to pull its players out of the Sochi

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VANCOUVER -- Hockey Canada president Bob Nicholson says theres no Plan B if the NHL decides to pull its players out of the Sochi Olympics because of security concerns. Wholesale Jordans Free Shipping . Nicholson made the comments Wednesday after announcing the 2014 recipients of the Order of Hockey in Canada. "Our contingency plan would be everyone around this room today," he said while speaking to reporters at Rogers Arena. "We have none." NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said in an email this week the league would re-evaluate going to Sochi "if something significant were to transpire" before Feb. 9. Thats the date players are scheduled to leave for Russia. Daly added in the email he didnt "expect that that will become necessary." Nicholson said there has been no contact with Canadian amateur or European-based players in the event the NHL did decide against participating in Sochi. The threat of terrorism has been top of mind recently after two suicide bombers struck the city of Volgograd in late December, killing 34 people. An Islamic militant group in Dagestan -- which is located about 500 kilometres from Sochi -- claimed responsibility for those attacks and has also threatened to strike at the Games. Nicholson said his organization has been working with the federal government and Canadian Olympic Committee on security. "We have people on the ground in Sochi. They feel it is very safe right now and we just want to make sure it stays that way," said Nicholson. "This is something that isnt new to the Olympics. "Certainly the location here heightens it but we feel comfortable." Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo said last week he wont be bringing any family members with him to Sochi, mainly because of safety. "Its definitely on my mind, Im not going to lie," Luongo said. "I think were all a little bit concerned." Nicholson said Hockey Canada has a blueprint for what it will do in the event of a terrorist attack at the Games. "We have a detailed plan with how well deal with all of the players and all of the family members that go if something happens," he said. In terms of the actual team set to go to Sochi, Nicholson said he was encouraged to see star Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos back practising. The 23-year-old was named to the Canadian squad despite breaking his leg in November. "We really want to make sure he is fully recovered from this," said Nicholson, who added there is a list of five-to-eight players on standby in case of injury. "The Olympic Games are huge for Steve, its huge for Canada but we have to make sure its the right thing for Steve Stamkos long-term." Nicholson didnt say whether Stamkos needed to play an NHL game before the Olympics, simply stating: "Theres going to be a drop-dead date ... really that date is 24 hours before the first mens game in Sochi." The mens Olympic hockey tournament begins Feb. 12, with Canadas first game set for the following day against Norway. Jordans Wholesale Store . Orlov, who scored two goals in the game, was assessed a major penalty for boarding on the play. The Flyers scored once on the power play and again with the extra attacker with 65 seconds remaining to send the game to overtime. Wholesale Real Jordans . Its the second straight year he has decided not to play as he cuts back his schedule. Stricker was replaced in the field by Ryo Ishikawa of Japan. http://www.wholesaleairjordanchina.com/ . This game was inside. Adrian Peterson was missing. The stage was set for another step toward the playoffs. LONDON -- After years on the outside looking in, Montreal lawyer Dick Pound is back with a new role in the International Olympic Committee. In the latest reshuffle by new IOC President Thomas Bach, the Canadian was handed a key front-line position Friday in Olympic broadcasting. Pound is the new chairman of the board of Olympic Broadcasting Services, which serves as the host broadcaster for all Olympics. Created by the IOC in 2001, OBS provides a global feed of every sport from every venue. Pound replaces Hein Verbruggen, the former Dutch IOC member and ex-president of international cycling federation UCI. Pound and Verbruggen were bitter rivals who feuded over cyclings doping problems. Pound has a strong background in television. As head of the IOCs TV rights negotiations from 1983-2001, he brokered several lucrative television rights deals with American networks. The 73-year-old Pound is a former IOC vice-president and ex-head of the World Anti-Doping Agency. He ran unsuccessfully for IOC president in 2001. Pound resigned as chairman of the IOC marketing commission and as TV rights negotiator after losing to Jacques Rogge in the presidential vote. He remained out of the IOCs inner circle during Rogges 12-year term, but has sought to climb back into the higher levels since Bachs election in September. Pound ran for the policy-making exxecutive board in September and February but fell short. Wholesale Authentic Air Jordan. Fridays appointment shows that Bach wants to have Pound in the fold. Longtime Olympic TV executive Manolo Romero of Spain will serve as vice chairman of OBS. Other OBS board members include IOC members Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr. of Spain and Gerardo Werthein of Argentina. IOC administrators Christophe De Kepper, Gilbert Felli, Timo Lumme and Lana Haddad are also on the board. Pound, an IOC member since 1978, headed WADA from 1999-2008 and served as an IOC vice-president from 1987-1991 and 1996-2000. There is a twist of irony in the selection of Pound to succeed Verbruggen. As WADA chief, Pound sharply criticized Verbruggen and the UCI for cyclings record on doping, including the treatment of Lance Armstrong. Verbruggen sued Pound for defamation, but the dispute was eventually settled out of court. Pounds elevation to the OBS job is the latest move by Bach to put his own stamp on the IOC. On Tuesday, the German made appointments to the marketing, finance, anti-doping and other IOC commissions. Separately Friday, Bach announced appointments to the foundation board of the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland. The members are IOC Vice-President Yu Zaiqing of China, executive board member Ugur Erdener of Turkey and honorary member Kipchoge Keino of Kenya. 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