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IIHF: Women's hockey improving

Updated: April 9, 2013, 2:59 PM ET
Associated Press

OTTAWA -- The head of the International Ice Hockey Federation believes the 2013 women's world hockey championship has been competitive enough to quell any threat of the sport being dropped from the Olympics.

International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge said at the conclusion of the 2010 Winter Olympic women's hockey tournament that "we cannot continue without improvement."

Five women's games at those Olympics were won by nine goals or more.

Rogge's implied ...

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