Steelers` refusal of bronze medals
The management of the club, its implementation team as well as the players of HC Košice agreed to a man, that they would refuse to receive bronze medals. This morning, the club is sending them back to PRO-HOKEJ, a.s.
Wording of the accompanying letter:
RETURN OF BRONZE MEDALS
Dear Mr. Lintner,
The management of the club, its implementation team as well as the players of HC Košice unanimously agreed to return the bronze medals delivered by your company. As we proclaimed in our public pronouncement (accessible on www.hckosice.sk), we take issue with the decision to award bronze medals for the 3rd place to HC Košice, just like we take issue with the determination of the final standings based on preliminary scores.
We consider the newly emerged situation as unprecedented and we go along with the solution adopted by several renowned leagues also impacted by the situation.
Ing. Lang Július
HC Košice President