Slovenian ice hockey player fails drug test at PyeongChang Games

Slovenian ice hockey player fails drug test at PyeongChang Games

"I take the mentioned drug due to asthma under medical advice", Jeglic said in a statement.

Japanese short track speedskater Kei Saito was found to have tested positive for a chemical used to mask the presence of banned drugs and became the first athlete to be the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

"Unfortunately, I forgot to declare it as a therapeutical exception".

As a result, Jeglic has been suspended from the prestigious games and is asked to leave the Olympic village within 24 hours.

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.

"I overlooked the difference between the comparable medicines that are allowed, which would allow me to use it in the event of respiratory problems even during the Olympic Games".

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Slovenia lost to Norway 2-1 in overtime in men's hockey on Tuesday and was eliminated from the Olympic tournament.

"Because of my negligence, I apologise to all those who are affected and take further anti-doping procedures".

He also scored the victor in a shootout as Slovenia beat Slovakia 3-2 on Saturday, a day after he gave his sample to testers.

It marks the third case of the Games after ones involving Japanese short-track speed skater Kei Saito and Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation bronze medal winning mixed doubles curler, Aleksandr Krushelnitckii.

Cas' anti-doping division will provide a final decision on Jeglic's case after the Games.

Cas has also opened an anti-doping case against Russian medal-winning curler Alexander Krushelnitsky, who is suspected of testing positive for meldonium. They are scheduled to play in the quarterfinals on February 20th against Norway.

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