Doping: a hockey player in slovenian tested positive


Slovenian ice hockey player Ziga Jeglic has been suspended for the remainder of the 2018 Winter Olympics after testing positive for doping.

CAS said Jeglic "accepted an anti-doping rule violation and, as a outcome, the athlete is suspended from competing in the remainder of the Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang".

In a statement issued by the Slovenian's Olympic committee, Jeglic said he had been taking an asthma medication that contained the banned substance Fenoterol and he had neglected to declare it and seek an exception.

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.

Jeglic, who scored the shootout victor against Slovakia on Saturday, had failed an in-competition test and the final decision on his sanction would come after the end of the Games, CAS said.

"I have overlooked the difference between comparable drugs, which are allowed and would enable me to use it for my respiratory problems during the Olympics", he said.

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Norway defeated Slovenia 2:1, sending the latter home from the Winter Olympics on Tuesday.

"He's a big part of our team".

Ice Hockey - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Men's Playoff Match - Slovenia v Norway - Gangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung, South Korea - February 20, 2018 - Players of Norway's team celebrate their win.

"I just wanted to get it past the first guy trying to block it and luckily it went in", Bonsaksen said.

Ziga Jeglic accepted an anti-doping rule violation and, as a outcome, is suspended from competing in the remainder of the Olympic Winter Games. He was banned for two games at the world championships a year ago for swinging his skate at Switzerland winger Thomas Rufenacht.

Jeglic is a forward who plays his club hockey in the Kontinental Hockey League for Russian side Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk. He has two goals and four assists in 26 games this season.