Michael Chambers, the head of the Canadian Olympic Committee, said Friday that Wayne Gretzky is not only welcomed at the Torino Games but that he won't taint the Olympic movement.
Chambers remarked that "there is no evidence that any Olympians have been involved in any immoral conduct, whether it be gambling, if one can describe it as that, or anything else. It is outside the envelope right now."
Meanwhile, Gretzky has continuted to deny any involvement. Speaking Thursday night in Phoenix, he said, "I've felt like the last three days I've defended myself over something that absolutely, unequivocally, I was not involved with."