Slovenia ice hockey player Jeglic fails doping test, to leave Games - CAS


The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) announced on Tuesday that Slovenian forward Ziga Jeglic, who plays for Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk of the Russia-based Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) had tested positive for the banned substance Fenoterol, an asthma medication.

The press attache for the Slovenian Olympic Team, Brane Dmitrovic, told CNN on Tuesday there would be no further comment until the results of tests on Jeglic's B sample were returned. The instance, which usually sits in Lausanne, Switzerland, is for this to be relocated to Pyeongchang during the period of the olympic games.

"The athlete accepted an anti-doping rule violation and, as a effect, the athlete is suspended from competing in the remainder of the Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018", a Cas ADD statement read.

The attacker Slovene is of course "suspended from all the competitions remaining in Peyongchang 2018 and will leave the olympic village within 24 hours", adds the BUNCH.

"Ziga Jeglic will not play for Slovenia against Norway today".

Asked if the loss of Jeglic had affected his team, Slovenia coach Kari Savolainen said: "Of course, of course".

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"He's one of the better players, better offensive players", Mursak said.

Krushelnitckii passed a doping test just before the Olympics, in late January, and preceding tests, the statement said.

That case could have wider repercussions: Olympic officials will decide this week whether to lift a ban on Russian Federation and let them march behind their national flag at the closing ceremony on Sunday.

On Monday CAS also opened a probe into doping allegations involving Russian curling athlete Alexander Krushelnitsky, whose probe A was reportedly tested positive for meldonium.

Russian Federation were banned as a team from the Olympics in December after investigations revealed an extensive doping plot culminating at the Sochi 2014 Winter Games, where the hosts topped the medals table.