Slovenian ice hockey player tests positive for doping at Pyeongchang Olympics

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The 29-year-old player, who netted the shootout victor against Slovakia in the preliminary round, admitted committing the doping violation and was ordered to leave the Olympic village within 24 hours.

"I take the mentioned drug due to asthma under medical advice", Jeglic said in a statement, adding he was tested on Friday.

The 29-year-old winger scored the game-winning shoot-out goal as Slovenia edged Slovakia in their final group match, earning a more favourable play-off draw as a result.

In a statement, CAS said Jeglic had been ordered to leave the Olympic Village within 24 hours after testing positive for the banned drug fenoterol, which is used to treat breathing difficulties.

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


The victor of the tie between Norway and Slovenia will face off against Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation in the quarter-final of the tournament.

The Slovenian Olympic committee said Ziga Jeglic was tested four days ago and that only the "A" sample had been examined before the player accepted the violation.

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

Jeglic is a forward who plays his club hockey in the Kontinental Hockey League for Russian side Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk. "Ziga's a great guy, big part of that team, great team guy, so I'm sure whatever the problem is, it's going to get fixed and Ziga's going to be fine".

Last week, Japanese short-track speed skater Kei Saito vowed to clear his name after testing positive for a banned substance in the first doping case at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

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