Wellington [New Zealand], Feb 20 (ANI): Slovenia men's ice hockey player Ziga Jeglic has been suspended for the remainder of the ongoing Pyeongchang Olympics">Winter Olympics in Gold Coast after failing a drug test, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CSA) has said.
The 29-year-old was tested positive for banned substance `fenoterol`, which is a drug designed to open the airways to the lungs.
As a result, Jeglic has been suspended from the prestigious games and is asked to leave the Olympic village within 24 hours.
It should be noted that Jeglic played all three preliminary-round games to help Slovenia finish second in Group B of the men's ice hockey.
Jeglic is the second athlete to be banned from Pyeongchang 2018 and this is the third anti-doping case of the Games.
Earlier, Japanese short-track speedskater Kei Saito failed a pre-competition test in Pyeongchang while Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky has also been charged with doping offence after testing positive for a banned substance.
The Russian is now likely to be stripped of his Olympic medal which he won with his wife Anastasia Bryzgalova in mixed doubles event last week.(ANI)