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"One thousand FM ninety seven seven. This is KOMO afternoon. News rewind the Commissioner of the National Hockey League. Made a lot of hockey fans in Seattle, very very happy. Warning the board of governors unanimously approved a plan of expansion that will bring a National Hockey League team to Seattle Washington to play beginning in the two thousand twenty one two thousand twenty two CS Commissioner Gary Bettman still unnamed team will play just a few years. From now. Komo's mad mortgage traveled to Georgia for the announcement. He's good enough to join us on the KOMO news line. So in terms of that one year delay man that was really I think the only disappointment that came out of this announcement because people are so excited about getting a team here. What exactly led to that delay? I think it was all the obvious things that everybody's been talking about. There was no guarantee that a redo keyarena would be done in time for that twenty twenty season. Even if by best estimates, it would be delayed the season for the first season for the Seattle team will be delayed by month in terms of playing in its own arena and the NHL as well as the owners, David Bonderman and CEO toddler cookie. Just basically agreed that we want to have a good footing for this team. They wanna have a great start for it. They wanna have a good fan experience. They don't wanna have what happened in Las Vegas with a new T mobile arena air where on the first hockey game. They had they were still putting in seats in the upper rafters, literally. And so they went Seattle, but have a great experience. And so the basically it was a I hate to see us what you talked about yesterday, but a slam dunk they decided right away the twenty twenty. One season was going to start and they wanna give Seattle a good chance to be a winning team. So now what what happens? Well, it's the excitement is still going on. I mean, it was really fun for me to be part of this two day meeting and actually see history in the making. I think what was interesting. It was kind of what's what's happening behind the scenes, if you don't mind if I share please the what would happen is this morning. The the owners of the sheltie team were held in a room right across the hall from the big meeting room. We're all day natual owners were in. Now, they were ready to answer any questions, but that never came about and Todd by Wicky who's the CEO? He he walked up to the big doors two doors like in the cabinets hotel, and he heard their video playing and he said to himself. That's a good sign. I liked it video. I'm hoping they liked the video and a few minutes later, they invited everybody into the room the ownership, and they basically said they held up their hands. And each owners shook the hand of every other owner and all the owners said. Good luck. Good luck. And that's how they knew that. They had a team. Komo's ma'am Markevic. You'll have more on this throughout the evening on KOMO four. News methane so much for your time. Safe travels back from Georgia KOMO afternoon. News on KOMO news. For what it's worth, I'm Sherry Preston. The end of USA gymnastics, we all watch those amazing young women took gold again. And again in the Olympics, not realizing the horror that was going on behind the scenes, USA gymnastics is filed for bankruptcy and lawyer John Manley who represents the athletes abused by team. Dr Larry Nassar says none of it should have happened. The most basic duty we have as adults and as somebody who's going to protect our team. America's team is to protect them from harm when strong women like gold medalist Aly Raisman spoke up about Nassar. I was told to be quiet. She agrees. None of it should have happened gymnastics. United States Olympic committee Michigan State University. They enabled this and they didn't handle it right now. He says all those in charge had a responsibility, they failed to carry out when you're an adult, and you know, somebody's hurting child, and, you know, somebody sexually assaulting a child you stop them, and you tell their parents, and you warn them and USA gymnastics to do that here for what it's worth, Cheri Preston. ABC news.."