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Slovenian ice hockey player tests positive for doping at Pyeongchang Olympics

The Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Tuesday that Slovenian ice hockey player Ziga Jeglic tested positive for fenoterol in an in-competition test at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

other sports Updated: Feb 20, 2018 17:12 IST
Slovenian ice hockey player Ziga Jeglic failed a drug test and has been suspended, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Tuesday, becoming the third doping case at the Pyeongchang Olympics.
Slovenian ice hockey player Ziga Jeglic failed a drug test and has been suspended, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Tuesday, becoming the third doping case at the Pyeongchang Olympics.(AFP)

A Slovenian hockey player has become the third athlete to test positive for doping at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Tuesday that Ziga Jeglic tested positive for fenoterol in an in-competition test. Fenoterol is a drug designed to open the airways to the lungs.

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Jeglic has been suspended from the games and has been ordered to leave the athletes village within 24 hours.

Slovenia played Norway in men’s hockey on Tuesday, but Jeglic was scratched from the team.

The 29-year-old forward played in all three preliminary-round games and had an assist. He has two goals and four assists in 26 games this season with Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk in the Kontinental Hockey League.

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This is the second consecutive international tournament from which Jeglic has been suspended. He was banned for two games at the world championships last year for swinging his skate at Switzerland winger Thomas Rufenacht.

Japanese short-track speedskater Kei Saito failed a pre-competition test in Pyeongchang and Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky, who won a bronze medal, tested positive during the games.