Canada-ROC women’s hockey game delayed, reportedly due to COVID testing

The women’s Olympic hockey game between Team Canada and the ROC was delayed on Sunday night with reports claiming COVID tests were not sent out.

There was drama on the ice at the Olympics on Sunday. Or rather, there was a drama about the ice cream.

Canada and the ROC, or the Russian Olympic Committee, were scheduled to face off in women’s hockey, but the moment of the showdown came and went without the Canadians leaving their locker room.

According to multiple reports, Team Canada refused to emerge because the ROC did not give them COVID test results.

Canada-ROC women’s hockey game delayed due to COVID testing

The Canadians have asked for a one-hour delay while they wait for the ROC to produce their COVID test results.

There are reasons to worry. The ROC had players in quarantine at the start of the tournament due to COVID. Since then, they have played games, but Canada is not taking any risks. It is not known why the results would not have been shared.

While the ROC women came out to warm up at the start, they also returned to their locker room when it became clear that the Canadians weren’t coming out.

The IOC has not commented on the situation, so it is a developing story. The NBC show reported that the game wouldn’t start until at least 12:10 a.m. ET.

Catherine J. Martinez