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The USA men’s hockey team has been subjected to a complaint of noise in the athletes. Olympic On Saturday, village officials said the Beijing Winter Games.

An Olympic official told The Associated Press that no property damage was reported, and no one was evicted, but the incident sparked a conversation between the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and USA Hockey.

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United States players console goalkeeper Strauss-Mann after losing to Slovakia 3-2 in a penalty shootout in the men's hockey quarterfinal match at the 2022 Winter Olympics on February 16, 2022, in Beijing.

United States players console goalkeeper Strauss-Mann after losing to Slovakia 3-2 in a penalty shootout in the men’s hockey quarterfinal match at the 2022 Winter Olympics on February 16, 2022, in Beijing.
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“We hold Team USA players to the highest standards of personal conduct,” the USOPC said in a statement. “We’ve spoken to the United States Hockey League, and they have confirmed those expectations and can confirm that the athletes will remain in the village until their scheduled departure.”

The US men’s hockey team did not participate in the 2022 National Football League Hockey League due to the sudden rise in coronavirus cases before the Olympics. The team was made up of 15 college players and some professionals who mostly play in the minor leagues of Europe and North America.

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Slovakia players celebrate after beating the United States 3-2 on penalties in the men's hockey quarter-final match at the 2022 Winter Olympics on February 16, 2022 in Beijing.

Slovakia players celebrate after beating the United States 3-2 on penalties in the men’s hockey quarter-final match at the 2022 Winter Olympics on February 16, 2022 in Beijing.
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The Americans were unbeaten in the preliminary round and seemed to have some momentum in the knockout stage. But the team was eliminated by Slovakia on penalties, despite being ranked number one.

The noise incident appears to be far from what happened at the 1998 Nagano Games.

United States player Aaron Ness (42) leaves the ice as Slovakia players celebrate behind him after their men's quarter-final hockey game at the 2022 Winter Olympics on February 16, 2022 in Beijing.  Slovakia won 3-2 on penalties.

United States player Aaron Ness (42) leaves the ice as Slovakia players celebrate behind him after their men’s quarter-final hockey game at the 2022 Winter Olympics on February 16, 2022 in Beijing. Slovakia won 3-2 on penalties.
(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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After being disqualified from competing for medals, men’s hockey players damaged nearly a dozen chairs and set fire extinguishers, Los Angeles Times mentioned. NHL players were on the team at the time and downplayed the incident. Damage estimates ranged from $1,000 to $3,000.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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